International Journal of Evolutionary Biology

Cichlid Evolution: Lessons in Diversification 2012


Publishing date
06 Jul 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
06 Jan 2012

1Department of Zoology, Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Universitätsplatz 2, 8010 Graz, Austria

2Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01002, USA

3School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK

4Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa-Oiwake Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan


Cichlid Evolution: Lessons in Diversification 2012

Description

Given the great success of the first special issue on “Cichlid Evolution: Lessons in Diversification”, which will published later this year and include several high-quality research and review papers on cichlid evolution, a decision has been made to publish special issues on cichlid evolution on an annual basis.

Cichlid fishes have long been a well-established evolutionary model system, and with the development of an increasing number of genetic and genomic resources, including the recent sequencing of four cichlid genomes, cichlids are poised to garner even greater attention in future evolutionary research. For the 2012 special issue, we invite investigators to contribute original research as well as review articles that seek to advance our knowledge of mechanisms underlying processes involved in generating and maintaining the tremendous diversity of cichlid fishes. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Advances in phylogenetics, phylogeography, and population genetics
  • Genomic and transcriptomic research
  • Role of behavioral and ecological specializations in cichlid diversification
  • Ecological interactions between cichlid species or between cichlids and other organisms
  • Physiological/morphological adaptations to particular environments
  • Importance of hybridization for generating diversity
  • Sexual versus natural selection
  • Evolution of developmental mechanisms
  • Conservation biology/genetics and the anthropogenic effects on cichlid diversity

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijeb/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 349485
  • - Editorial

Cichlid Evolution: Lessons in Diversification 2012

Stephan Koblmüller | R. Craig Albertson | ... | Tetsumi Takahashi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 780169
  • - Research Article

Phylogeographic Diversity of the Lower Central American Cichlid Andinoacara coeruleopunctatus (Cichlidae)

S. Shawn McCafferty | Andrew Martin | Eldredge Bermingham
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 517849
  • - Research Article

Spawning Coordination of Mates in a Shell Brooding Cichlid

Dolores Schütz | Zina Heg-Bachar | ... | Dik Heg
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 574851
  • - Review Article

The Impact of the Geologic History and Paleoclimate on the Diversification of East African Cichlids

Patrick D. Danley | Martin Husemann | ... | Daniel J. Peppe
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 193235
  • - Research Article

Alternative Reproductive Tactics in the Shell-Brooding Lake Tanganyika Cichlid Neolamprologus brevis

Kazutaka Ota | Mitsuto Aibara | ... | Masanori Kohda
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 161306
  • - Research Article

Species-Specific Relationships between Water Transparency and Male Coloration within and between Two Closely Related Lake Victoria Cichlid Species

Ruth F. Castillo Cajas | Oliver M. Selz | ... | Martine E. Maan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 915265
  • - Research Article

Deep Phylogenetic Divergence and Lack of Taxonomic Concordance in Species of Astronotus (Cichlidae)

Olavo Pinhatti Colatreli | Natasha Verdasca Meliciano | ... | Tomas Hrbek
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 647420
  • - Review Article

An Evaluation of the Role of Sensory Drive in the Evolution of Lake Malawi Cichlid Fishes

Adam R. Smith | Moira J. van Staaden | Karen L. Carleton
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 817562
  • - Research Article

Analysis of the Meiotic Segregation in Intergeneric Hybrids of Tilapias

Etienne Bezault | Xavier Rognon | ... | Bernard Chevassus
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 870935
  • - Research Article

Microsatellites Cross-Species Amplification across Some African Cichlids

Etienne Bezault | Xavier Rognon | ... | Bernard Chevassus