The obscure history of the Lake Skadar and its biota: a perspective for future research

Michał Grabowski , Aleksandra Jabłońska , Anna Wysocka , Vladimir Pešić


The Lake Skadar and its basin, representing the classic karst of the Dinarides with a very complex hydrogeology, are unique areas with high landscape heterogeneity and rich species diversity, including numerous endemic species from various taxonomic groups. However, the geological history of the Lake Skadar basin remains poorly understood, with several hypotheses on its origins. Also, the evolutionary history of local biodiversity and its link with the palaeogeography of the area are largely unknown. However, recent accumulation of studies upon some model taxa, such as crustaceans, molluscs or fish, provides space for at least some generalisation.
Author Michał Grabowski
Michał Grabowski,,
, Aleksandra Jabłońska
Aleksandra Jabłońska,,
, Anna Wysocka (FB / DGB)
Anna Wysocka,,
- Katedra Genetyki i Biosystematyki
, Vladimir Pešić
Vladimir Pešić,,
Publication size in sheets0.7
Book Pešić Vladimir, Karaman Gordan, Kostianoy Andrey G. (eds.): The Skadar/Shkodra Lake environment, The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, no. 80, 2018, Springer International Publishing, ISBN 978-3-319-99249-5, [978-3-319-99250-1], DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-99250-1
Keywords in EnglishAquatic fauna, endemic species, geological history, phylogeny, phylogeography, Lake Skadar basin
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 05-09-2019, MonographChapterAuthor
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