Scientific Collaboration On Past Speciation Conditions in Lake Ohrid




  • Cvetkoska, A., Levkov, Z. & Hamilton, P.B. (2014): Surirella subrotunda sp. nov. and Surirella parahelvetica sp. nov., two new diatom (Bacillariophyta) species from Lake Prespa, Macedonia. Phytotaxa 156: 145–155.
  • Wagner, B., Wilke, T., Krastel, S., Zanchetta, G., Sulpizio, K., Reicherter, K., Leng, M., Grazhdani, A., Trajanovski, S., Levkov, Z., Reed, J., Wonik, T. (2014): More Than One Million Years of History in Lake Ohrid Cores. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Vol. 95, No. 3, 21 January 2014: 25-26.
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  • Jovanovska, E., Buczkó, K., Ognjanova-Rumenova, N., Nakov, T. & Levkov, Z. (2013): Identity and typification of Diploneis ostracodarum, Diploneis budayana and Diploneis praeclara (Bacillariophyta). Phytotaxa 137: 15–26.
  • Jovanovska, E., Nakov, T. & Levkov, Z. (2013): Observations of the genus Diploneis (Ehrenberg) Cleve from lake Ohrid, Macedonia. Diatom Research 28(3): 237-262.
  • Pavlov A. & Levkov, Z. (2013): Observations on the genus Pinnularia section Distantes (Bacillariophyta) from Macedonia; diversity and distribution. Contributions, Section of Natural, Mathematical and Biotechnical Sciences, MASA Vol. 34: 33–57.
  • Pavlov, A. Levkov, Z. Williams, D.M. & Edlund, M.B. (2013): Observations on Hippodonta (Bacillariophyceae) in selected ancient lakes. Phytotaxa 90: 1–53.
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  • Albrecht C., Hauffe T., Schreiber K. & Wilke T. (2012): Mollusc biodiversity in a European ancient lake system: lakes Prespa and Mikri Prespa in the Balkans. Hydrobiologia, 682, 47-59.
  • Cvetkoska, A., Levkov, Z. & Reed, J.M. (2012): Reconstructing Holocene Environmental Change in Lake Ohrid (Macedonia/Albania) using diatom as proxies. Macedonian Journal of Ecology and Environment 14: 1–10.
  • Hoffmann N., Reicherter K., Grützner C., Hürtgen J., Rudersdorf A., Viehberg F. & Wessels M. (2012): Quaternary coastline evolution of Lake Ohrid (Macedonia/Albania). Central European Journal of Geosciences, 4(1), 94-110.
  • Lindhorst K., Grün M., Krastel S., Schwenk T. (2012): Hydroacoustic Analysis of Mass Wasting Deposits in Lake Ohrid (FYR Macedonia/Albania). Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, 31, 245-253.
  • Schreiber K., Hauffe T., Albrecht C. & Wilke T. (2012): The role of barriers and gradients in differentiation processes of pyrgulinid microgastropods of Lake Ohrid. Hydrobiologia, 682, 61-73.



  • Hauffe T., Albrecht C., Schreiber K., Birkhofer K., Trajanovski S. & Wilke T. (2011): Spatially explicit analysis of gastropod biodiversity in ancient Lake Ohrid. Biogeosciences, 8, 175-188.
  • Levkov, Z. & Williams, D.M. (2011): Fifteen new diatom (Bacillariophyta) species from Lake Ohrid, Macedonia. Phytotaxa 30: 1–41.
  • Reicherter K., Hoffmann N., Lindhorst K., Krastel S., Fernández-Steeger T., Grützner C., Wiatr T. (2011): Active basins and neotectonics: morphotectonics of the Lake Ohrid Basin (FYROM and Albania). Z. dt. Ges. Geowiss., 162/2: 217-234.
  • Wagner B. & Wilke T. (2011): Evolutionary and geological history of the Balkan lakes Ohrid and Prespa. Biogeosciences, 8, 995–998.



  • Albrecht C., Vogel H., Hauffe T. & Wilke T. (2010): Sediment core fossils in ancient Lake Ohrid: testing for faunal change in molluscs since the last interglacial period. Biogeosciences, 7, 3435-3446. (PDF-Download)
  • Hoffmann N., Reicherter K., Fernández-Steeger T., Grützner C. (2010): Evolution of ancient Lake Ohrid: a tectonic perspective. Biogeosciences, 7, 3377-3386.
  • Holtvoeth J., Vogel H., Wagner B. & Wolff G. A. (2010): Lipid biomarkers in Holocene and glacial sediments from ancient Lake Ohrid (Macedonia, Albania). Biogeosciences, 7, 3473-3489. (PDF-Download)
  • Kostoski G., Albrecht C., Trajanovski S. & Wilke T. (2010): A freshwater biodiversity hotspot under pressure – assessing threats and identifying conservation needs for ancient Lake Ohrid. Biogeosciences, 7, 3999-4015. (PDF-Download)
  • Leng M., Baneschi I., Zanchetta G., Jex C. N., Wagner B. & Vogel H. (2010): Late Quaternary palaeoenvironmental reconstruction from Lakes Ohrid and Prespa (Macedonia/Albania border) using stable isotopes. Biogeosciences, 7, 3109-3122. (PDF-Download)
  • Lindhorst K., Vogel H., Hilgers A., Zander A., Krastel S., Wagner B., Wessels M. & Daut G. (2010): Stratigraphic analysis of lake level fluctuations in Lake Ohrid: an integration of high resolution hydro-acoustic data and sediment cores. Biogeosciences, 7, 3531-3548. (PDF-Download)
  • Matter M., Anselmetti F. S., Jordanoska B., Wagner B., Wessels M. & Wüest A. (2010): Carbonate sedimentation and effects of eutrophication observed at the Kališta subaquatic springs in Lake Ohrid (Macedonia). Biogeosciences, 7, 3755-3767. (PDF-Download)
  • Reed J. M., Cvetkoska A., Levkov Z., Vogel H. & Wagner B. (2010): The last glacial-interglacial cycle in Lake Ohrid (Macedonia/Albania): testing diatom response to climate. Biogeosciences, 7, 3083-3094. (PDF-Download)
  • Sulpizio R., Zanchetta G., D' Orazio M. D., Vogel H. & Wagner B. (2010): Tephrostratigraphy and tephrochronology of the lakes Ohrid and Prespa, Balkans. Biogeosciences, 7, 3273-3288. (PDF-Download)
  • Trajanovski S., Albrecht C., Schreiber K., Schultheiß R., Stadler T., Benke M. & Wilke T. (2010): Testing the spatial and temporal framework of speciation in an ancient lake species flock: the leech genus Dina (Hirudinea: Erpobdellidae) in Lake Ohrid. Biogeosciences, 7, 3387-3402. (PDF-Download)
  • Vogel H., Wagner B., Zanchetta G., Sulpizio R. & Rosén P. (2010): A paleoclimate record with tephrochronological age control for the last glacial-interglacial cycle from Lake Ohrid, Albania and Macedonia. Journal of Paleolimnology, 44, 295-310.
  • Vogel H., Wessels M., Albrecht C., Stich H.-B. & Wagner B. (2010): Spatial variability of recent sedimentation in Lake Ohrid (Albania/Macedonia) - a complex interplay of natural and anthropogenic factors and their possible impact on biodiversity patterns. Biogeosciences, 7, 3333-3342. (PDF-Download)
  • Vogel H., Zanchetta G., Sulpizio R., Wagner B. & Nowaczyk N. (2010): A tephrostratigraphic record for the last glacial-interglacial cycle from Lake Ohrid, Albania and Macedonia. Journal of Quaternary Science, 25, 320-338.
  • Wagner B., Vogel H., Zanchetta G. & Sulpizio R. (2010): Environmental changes on the Balkans recorded in the sediments from lakes Prespa and Ohrid. Biogeosciences, 7, 3187-3198. (PDF-Download)
  • Wilke T., Schultheiß R., Albrecht C., Bornmann N., Trajanovski S. & Kevrekidis T. (2010): Native Dreissena freshwater mussels in the Balkans: in and out of ancient lakes. Biogeosciences, 7, 3051-3061.



  • Albrecht C., Hauffe T., Schreiber K. & Wilke, T. (2009): Mollusc biodiversity and endemism in the putative ancient Lake Trichonis (Greece). Malacologia, 51, 357-375.
  • Wagner B., Lotter A. F., Nowaczyk N., Reed J. M., Schwalb A., Sulpizio R., Valsecchi V., Wessels M. & Zanchetta G (2009): A 40,000-year record of environmental change from ancient Lake Ohrid (Albania and Macedonia). Journal of Paleolimnology, 41, 407-430.
  • Wilke T., Schultheiß R. & Albrecht, C. (2009): As time goes by: A simple fool's guide to molecular clock approaches in invertebrates. American Malacological Bulletin, 27, 25-45.



  • Albrecht C. & Wilke T. (2008): Lake Ohrid: biodiversity and evolution. Hydrobiologia, 615, 103-140.
  • Albrecht C., Wolff C., Glöer P. & Wilke T. (2008): Concurrent evolution of ancient sister lakes and sister species: The freshwater gastropod genus Radix in lakes Ohrid and Prespa. Hydrobiologia, 615, 157-167.
  • Hauswald A.-K., Albrecht C. & Wilke T. (2008): Testing two contrasting evolutionary patterns in ancient lakes: species flock vs. species scatter in valvatid gastropods of Lake Ohrid. Hydrobiologia, 615, 169-179.
  • Schultheiß R., Albrecht C., Bößneck U. & Wilke T. (2008): The neglected side of speciation in ancient lakes: phylogeography of an inconspicuous mollusc taxon in lakes Ohrid and Prespa. Hydrobiologia, 615, 141-156.
  • Wagner B., Reicherter K., Daut G., Wessels M., Matzinger A., Schwalb A., Spirkovski Z. & Sanxhaku M. (2008): The potential of Lake Ohrid for long-term palaeoenvironmental reconstructions. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 259, 341-356.
  • Wagner B., Sulpizio R., Zanchetta G., Wulf S., Wessels M. & Daut G. (2008): The last 40 ka tephrostratigraphic record of Lake Ohrid, Albania and Macedonia: a very distal archive for ash dispersal from Italian volcanoes. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 177, 71-80.
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