Developments in Hydrobiology

Patterns and Processes of Speciation in Ancient Lakes

Proceedings of the Fourth Symposium on Speciation in Ancient Lakes, Berlin, Germany, September 4-8, 2006

Editors: Wilke, Thomas, Väinolä, Risto, Riedel, Frank (Eds.)

  • Selection of reviews and original research papers on speciation in ancient lakes
  • Latest hypotheses and new perspectives on the evolution of biodiversity in these model systems
  • Deals with the East African Great Lakes, the Balkan lakes Ohrid and Prespa, and lakes on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi
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Ancient lakes are exceptional freshwater environments that have continued to exist for hundreds of thousands of years. They have long been recognized as centres of biodiversity and hotspots of evolution. During recent decades, speciation in ancient lakes has emerged as an important and exciting topic in evolutionary biology.

The contributions in this volume deal with patterns and processes of biological diversification in three prominent ancient lake systems. Of these, the famous East African Great Lakes already have a strong tradition of evolutionary studies, but the two other systems have so far received much less attention. The exceptional biodiversity of the European sister lakes Ohrid and Prespa of the Balkans has long been known, but has largely been neglected in the international literature until recently. The rich biota and problems of its evolution in the two central lake systems on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, in turn, have only lately started to draw scientific attention.

This volume aims at deepening the awareness of the unusual biological diversity in ancient lakes in general, and of the role of these lakes as natural laboratories for the study of speciation and diversification in particular. It should stimulate further research that will lead to a better understanding of key evolutionary processes in these lakes, and to knowledge that might help in mitigating the deterioration of their diversity in the future.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • The Lake Tanganyika cichlid species assemblage: recent advances in molecular phylogenetics

    Koblmüller, Stephan (et al.)

    Pages 5-20

  • Variance in reproductive success and the opportunity for selection in a serially monogamous species: simulations of the mating system of Tropheus (Teleostei: Cichlidae)

    Sefc, Kristina M.

    Pages 21-35

  • Assortative mating preferences between colour morphs of the endemic Lake Tanganyika cichlid genus Tropheus

    Egger, Bernd (et al.)

    Pages 37-48

  • Variation of territory size and defense behavior in breeding pairs of the endemic Lake Tanganyika cichlid fish Variabilichromis moorii

    Sturmbauer, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 49-56

  • Abundance, distribution, and territory areas of rock-dwelling Lake Tanganyika cichlid fish species

    Sturmbauer, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 57-68

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Patterns and Processes of Speciation in Ancient Lakes
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the Fourth Symposium on Speciation in Ancient Lakes, Berlin, Germany, September 4-8, 2006
Editors
  • Thomas Wilke
  • Risto Väinolä
  • Frank Riedel
Series Title
Developments in Hydrobiology
Series Volume
205
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9582-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9582-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9581-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8162-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 236
Additional Information
Reprinted from HYDROBIOLOGIA, 615, 2008
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