Friday, October 26, 2012

Staff changes and other important events

Anja defended her PhD thesis in April, 2012, “Molecular ecology of imotska gaovica (Delminichthys adspersus (Heckel, 1843))”, a minnow-like fish, endemic to karstic environment of the Western Balkans. They are found only in springs and associated subterranean waters. In many locations, gene flow is maintained across geographically separated populations despite the absence of superficial interconnections of those waterways. Anja concluded that the only apparent explanation for this is subterranean migration of the fish between populations, a phenomenon never before documented in epigenic fishes.

A part of her work was published in Molecular Ecology, and the picture of the studied fish, taken by Arne Hodalič, appeared as the cover image of the journal.

Two others publications came out as a result of this study, one in Journal of Biochemical Systematics and Ecology and one in Ecohydrology.

She just left afterwards.

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