Phylogeography

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The studies address the phylogeography of the threatened crayfish Austropotamobius (Decapoda; Astacidae) in Italy. Main objective is to identify the different management units (MUs) that can be used in conservation plans, preventing any contamination/alteration of the natural white-clawed crayfish population in Northern Italy.  

Austropotamobius pallipes italicus (Foto: Ceccuzzi-Miglierina)

 


A phylogeographic study of the Italian populations of Telestes muticellus has been recently activated with the objective of determining the phylogenetic structure of congener species and the patterns of genetic differentiation within the Italian peninsula.     

Publications

  1. Stefani  F., Galli P., Crosa G., Zaccara S. and Calamari D. 2004. Alpine and Apennine barriers determining the differentiation of the rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus L.) in the Italian peninsula. Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 13: 1-8.

  2. Zaccara S., Stefani F., Galli P., Nardi P.A. and Crosa G. 2004. Taxonomic implications in conservation management of white-clawed crayfish (Austropotamobius pallipes) (Decapoda, Astacidae) in Northern Italy. Biological Conservation, 120: 1-10.

  3. Stefani  F., Galli P., Zaccara S and Crosa G. 2004. Genetic variability and phylogeography of the cyprinid Telestes muticellus within the Italian peninsula as revealed by mitochondrial DNA. Journal of Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 42: 1-9.

  4. Stefani, F; Galli, P; Zaccara, S, Crosa, G. 2004. Genetic variability and phylogeography of the cyprinid Telestes muticellus within the Italian peninsula as revealed by mitochondrial DNA. J. Zoolog. System. Evolut. Res. 42: 323-331.

  5. Fratini S., Zaccara S., Barbaresi  S., Grandjean F., Souty-Grosset C., Crosa G. and Gherardi F. 2005. Phylogeography of the threatened crayfish (genus Austropotamobius) in Italy: implications for its taxonomy and conservation.  Heredity 94, 108118.

  6. Zaccara S, Stefani F, Crosa G. 2005. Diversity of mitochondrial DNA of the endangered white-clawed crayfish (Austropotamobius italicus) in the Po River catchment. Freshwater Biology (50) 1262-1272.

  7. Galli, P; Strona, G; Benzoni, F., Crosa, G., Stefani, F. (2007). Monogenoids from freshwater fish in Italy, with comments on alien species. COMPARATIVE PARASITOLOGY, 74: 264-272.

  8. Pilollo F, Free G, Crosa G, Sena F, Ghiani M, Cardoso AC (2008): The invasive crayfish Orconectes limosus in lake Varese: Estimating abundance and population size structure in the context of habitat and methodological constraints. J. Crustacean Biol. 28: 633-640.

Stream Ecology Quantitative Ecology Phylogeography Papers