Phylogeography and speciation processes in marine fishes and fishes from large freshwater lakes

Matschiner, Michael and Hanel, Reinhold and Salzburger, Walter. (2010) Phylogeography and speciation processes in marine fishes and fishes from large freshwater lakes. In: Phylogeography: concepts, intraspecific patterns, and speciation processes. New York, pp. 1-31.

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Fishes constitute about half of all known vertebrate species and have colonized nearly all available marine and freshwater habitats. The greatest diversity of fishes is found in the marine realm as well as in large (and often old) freshwater lakes such as the East African Great Lakes. Here, we compare the phylogeographic history of fishes in marine and large freshwater ecosystems, with particular emphasis on groups that underwent adaptive radiation, i.e. the emergence of a multitude of species from a single ancestor as a consequence of the adaptation to different ecological niches. Phylogeographic analyses are highly suited to identify and compare causal agents of speciation in rapidly diversifying groups. This is particularly true for fishes, in which distribution ranges and preferred habitat structures can be quantified in a straightforward matter.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Integrative Biologie > Evolutionary Biology (Salzburger)
UniBasel Contributors:Matschiner, Michael and Salzburger, Walter
Item Type:Book Section, refereed
Book Section Subtype:Further Contribution in a Book
Publisher:Nova Science Publishers
Series Name:Genetics - research and issues
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Book item
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