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Hammerstein, S., Stockenreiter, M. and Stibor H. (2017). Directed diversity manipulations within natural phytoplankton communities. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. doi: 10.1002/lom3.10190


Gabriel, W. and Stockenreiter, M (2016): Ecosystems with Ghost Invasive Species. Wolfram Demonstrations Project:

Poxleitner, M., Trommer, G., Lorenz P. and Stibor H. (2016) Effects of increased atmospheric nitrogen load on phytoplankton in a phosphorus limited lake. Freshwater Biology doi: 10.1111/fwb.12821

Russo E., Franke K., Hager H., Espinasse B., Stibor H., Schultes S. 2016. Modifying the functional diversity in the zooplankton assemblage of an oligotrophic lake differentially affects pelagic community structure and biomass. Food Webs. doi: 10.1016/j.fooweb.2016.07.003

Schlüter L., Behl S., Striebel M., Stibor H. 2016. Comparing microscopic counts and pigment analyses in 46 phytoplankton communities from lakes of different trophic state. Freshwater Biology, doi:10.1111/fwb.12803

Stockenreiter M., Haupt F., Seppälä J., Tamminen T., Spiling K. (2016). Nutrient uptake and lipid yield in diverse microalgal communities grown in wastewater. Algal Research 15, 77-82

Pfab F., Gabriel W. and Utz M. (2016): Reversible phenotypic plasticity with continous adaptation. Journal of Mathematical Biology 72:435-466


Uszko W., Diehl S., Pitsch N., Lengfellner K., Müller T. 2015. When is a type III functional response stabilizing? Theory and practice of predicting plankton dynamics under enrichment. Ecology 96(12), 3243-3256.

Diehl, S., Berger, S. A., Soissons, Q., Giling, D. P., Stibor, H. 2015. An experimental demonstration of the critical depth principle. ICES Journal of Marine Science: Journal du Conseil, fsv032.

Behl, S., Stibor, H. 2015. Prey diversity and prey identity affect herbivore performance on different time scales in a long term aquatic food‐web experiment. Oikos. 124(9), 1192-1202.

Wollrab S., Diehl S. 2015.Bottom-up responses of the lower oceanic food web are sensitive to copepod mortality and feeding behavior. Limnology and Oceanography, 60.2, 641-656.


Wittmann M., Gabriel W., Metzler D. 2014. Genetic Diversity in Introduced Populations with an Allee Effect. Genetics, doi: 10.1534/genetics.114.167551

Wittmann M., Gabriel W., Metzler D. 2014. Population Genetic Consequences of the Allee Effect and the Role of Offspring-Number Variation. Genetics, doi: 10.1534/genetics.114.167569

Berger S., Diehl S., Stibor H., Sebastian P., Scherz A. 2014. Separating effects of climatic drivers and biotic feedbacks on seasonal plankton dynamics: no sign of trophic mismatch. Freshwater Biology, doi:10.1111/fwb.12424

Nalley J.O.; Stockenreiter M.; Litchman E. 2014. Community ecology of algal biofuels: complementarity and trait-based approaches. Industrial Biotechnology. 10.3 (2014): 191-201

Wittman, M., Metzler, D., Gabriel, W., Jeschke, J. 2014. Decomposing propagule pressure: the effects of propagule size and propagule frequency on invasion success. Oikos, 123, 441-450 (doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.01025.x)

Utz, M., Jeschke, J., Loeschcke, V., Gabriel, W. 2014. Phenotypic plasticity with instantaneous but delayed switches. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 340, 60-72 (doi: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2013.08.038)


Wollrab, S., A.M. de Roos, and S. Diehl. 2013. Ontogenetic diet shifts promote predator-mediated coexistence. Ecology 94:2886–2897.

Hingsamer P., Striebel, M., Stockenreiter, M., Ptacnikova, R., Ptacnik, R. and Wickham, S.A. 2013. Interaction of productivity and disturbance in a marine ciliate community: Amesocosm study. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 70, 141-155.

Trommer, G., A. Leynaert, C. Klein, A. Naegelen, B. Beker. 2013. Phytoplankton phosphorus limitation in a North Atlantic coastal ecosystem not predicted by nutrient load. Journal of Plankton Research. (doi:10.1093/plankt/fbt070)

Stockenreiter, M., Haupt, F., Graber, A.-K., Seppaelae, J., Spilling, K., Tamminen, T. and Stibor, H. (2013). Functional group richness: implications of biodiversity for light use and lipid yield in microalgae. Journal of Phycology (doi: 10.1111/jpy.12092)

Wittmann, M., Hutzenthaler, M., Gabriel, W., Metzler, D. 2013. Ecological and genetic effects of introduced species on their native competitors. Theoretical Population Biology, 84, 25-35 (doi: 10.1016/j.tpb.2012.11.003)

Wittman, M., Gabriel W., Harz E., Laforsch C., Jeschke J. 2013. Can Daphnia lumholtzi invade European lakes? NeoBiota, 16, 39-57 (doi: 10.3897/neobiota.16.3615)


Trommer G, Pondaven P, Siccha M, and Stibor H. 2012. Zooplankton mediated nutrient limitation patterns in marine phytoplankton: An experimental approach with natural communities. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 449, 83–94.

Striebel M, Singer G,Stibor H and Andersen T. 2012. “Trophic overyielding:” Phytoplankton diversity promotes zooplankton productivity. Ecology, 93, 2719-2727.

Sebastian P, Stibor H, Berger S, and Diehl S. 2012. Effects of water temperature and mixed layer depth on zooplankton body size. Marine Biology, 159, 2431–2440.

Winder M, SA Berger, A Lewandowska, N Aberle, K Lengfellner, U Sommer, S Diehl. 2012. Spring phenological responses of marine and freshwater plankton to changing temperature and light conditions. Marine Biology. 159: 2491-2501.

Haupt, F., Stockenreiter, M., Boersma, M., Stibor, H. 2012. Initial size structure of natural phytoplankton communities determines the response to Daphnia diel vertical migration. Journal of Limnology. 71(1), 125-134. (doi: 10.4081/jlimnol.2012.e13)

Stockenreiter, M., Graber, A.-K., Haupt, F. and Stibor, H. 2012. The effect of species diversity on lipid production by micro-algal communities. Journal of Applied Phycology 24(1), 45-54.

Behl, S., de Schryver, V., Diehl, S. and Stibor, H. 2012. Trophic transfer of biodiversity effects: functional equivalence of prey diversity and enrichment?. Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1002/ece3.415

Wollrab, S., Diehl, S. and De Roos, A.M. 2012. Simple rules describe bottom-up and top-down control in foodwebs with alternative energy pathways. Ecology Letters (doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2012.01823.x)


Behl, S., Donval, A. and Stibor, H.. 2011. The relative importance of species diversity and functional group diversity on carbon uptake in phytoplankton communities. Limnology and Oceanography 56(2), 683–694.

Effenberger, M., S. Diehl, M. Gerth, and C.D. Matthaei. 2011. Patchy bed disturbance and fish predation independently influence the distribution of stream invertebrates and algae. Journal of Animal Ecology 80:603-614.


Jäger, C.G., S. Diehl, and M. Emans. 2010. Physical determinants of phytoplankton production, algal stoichiometry, and vertical nutrient fluxes. American Naturalist 175:E91-E104.

Haupt F., Stockenreiter, M., Reichwaldt, E. S., Baumgartner, M., Lampert, W., Boersma, M. and Stibor, H. 2010. Upward phosphorus transport by Daphnia diel vertical migration. Limnology and Oceanography 55: 529-534.

Berger S.A., S. Diehl, H. Stibor, G. Trommer, and M. Ruhenstroth. Water temperature and stratification depth independently shift cardinal events during plankton spring succession. Global Change Biology
(doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.02134.x)


Haupt F., M. Stockenreiter, M. Baumgartner, M. Boersma, and H. Stibor. 2009. Daphnia diel vertical migration: implications beyond zooplankton. Journal of Plankton Research 31: 515-524.

Striebel M., S. Behl, S. Diehl, and H. Stibor. 2009. Spectral niche complementarity and carbon dynamics in pelagic ecosystems. American Naturalist 174:141-147.

Striebel, M., S. Bartholmé, R. Zernecke, C. Steinlein, F. Haupt, S. Diehl and H. Stibor. 2009. Carbon sequestration and stoichiometry of motile and nonmotile green algae. Limnology and Oceanography 54: 1746-1752.

Striebel, M., S. Behl and H. Stibor. 2009. The coupling of biodiversity and productivity in phytoplankton communities: consequences for biomass stoichiometry. Ecology 90:2025–2031.


Jäger, C.G., S. Diehl, and G. Schmidt. 2008. Influence of water column depth and mixing on phytoplankton biomass, community composition, and nutrients. Limnology and Oceanography 53:2361-2373.

Diehl, S., K.E. Anderson, and R.M. Nisbet. 2008. Population responses of drifting stream invertebrates to spatial environmental variability: an emerging conceptual framework. - Pages 158-183 in Lancaster, J., and R.A. Briers (eds). Aquatic Insects: Challenges to Populations. CAB International, U.K.

Jäger C.G., S. Diehl, C. Matauschek, C.A. Klausmeier, and H. Stibor. 2008. Transient dynamics of pelagic producer-grazer systems in a gradient of nutrients and mixing depths. Ecology 89: 1272-1286.

Striebel M., G. Spörl, and H. Stibor. 2008. Light-induced changes of plankton growth and stoichiometry: Experiments with natural phytoplankton communities. Limnology and Oceanography 53: 513-522.

Effenberger M., J. Engel, S. Diehl and C.D. Matthaei. 2008. Disturbance history influences the distribution of stream invertebrates by altering microhabitat parameters: a field experiment. Freshwater Biology 53: 996-1011.

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Haas, K., U. Kohler, S. Diehl, P.Kohler, S. Dietrich, S. Holler, A. Jaensch, M. Niedermaier, J. Vilsmeier. 2007. Influence of fish on habitat choice of water birds: A whole system experiment. Ecology 88: 2915-2925.

Hall, S. R., J.B. Shurin, S. Diehl, R.M. Nisbeth. 2007. Food quality, nutrient limitation of secondary production, and the strength of trophic cascades. Oikos 116: 1128-1143.

Diehl, S. 2007. Paradoxes of enichment: effects of increased light vs. nutrient supply on pelagic producer-grazer systems. American naturalist 169:E173-191.

Berger, S.A., S. Diehl, H. Stibor, G. Trommer, M. Ruhenstroth, C. Jäger, and M. Striebel. 2007. Water temperature and mixing depth affect timing and intensity of events during spring succession of the plankton. Oecologia 150:643-654.


Stibor, H., A. Gelzleichter, F. Hantzsche, U. Sommer, M. Striebel, O. Vadstein, and Y. Olsen. 2006. Combining dialysis and dilution techniques to estimate gross growth rate of phytoplankton and grazing of micro- and mesozooplankton in sito. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 167:403-419.

Von Elert, E., and H. Stibor. 2006. Predator-mediated life history shifts in Daphnia: enrichment and preliminary chemical characterisation of a kairomone exuded by fish. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 167:21-35.

Sundt-Hansen, L.E., O. Vadstein, H. Stibor, M. Heldal, and Y. Olsen. 2006. Impact of nutrient supply rate and copepod biomass on picocyanobacteria; limiting factors, biomass, growth and mortality. Aquatic Mircobial Ecology 45:207-218.

Anderson, K.E., R.M. Nisbet, and S. Diehl. 2006. Spatial scaling of consumer-resource interactions in advection-dominated systems. American Naturalist 168:358-372.

Berger, S.A., S. Diehl, T.J. Kunz, D. Albrecht, A.M. Oucible, and S. Ritzer. 2006. Light supply, plankton biomass and seston stoichiometry in a gradient of lake mixing depths. Limnology and Oceanography 51:1898-1905.

Liess, A., and S. Diehl. 2006. Effects of enrichment on protist abundances and bacterial composition in simple microbial communities . Oikos 114:15-26..

Effenberger M., Sailer G., Townsend C.R. & Matthaei C.D. (2006) Local disturbance history and habitat parameters influence the microdistribution of stream invertebrates. Freshwater Biology 51 (2), 312-332.

Katechakis A, H. Stibor. 2006. The mixotroph Ochromonas tuberculata may invade and suppress specialist phago- and phototroph plankton communities depending on nutrient conditions. Oecologia 148:692-701.

Olsen, Y., Agusti, S., Andersen, T., Duarte, C.M., Gasol, P., Gismervik, I., Heiskanen, A-S., Hoell, E., Kuuppo, P., Lignell, R., Reinertsen, H., Sommer, U., Stibor, H., Tamminen, T., Vadstein, O., Vaqué, D., & Vidal, M. 2006. A comparative study of responses in plankton food web structure and function in contrasting European coastal waters exposed to experimental nutrient addition . Limnology and Oceanography 51:488-503.

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Reichwaldt , E., & Stibor, H. 2005. The impact of diel vertical migration of Daphnia on phytoplankton dynamics. Oecologia 146:50-56.

Roll, S., S. Diehl, and S.D. Cooper. 2005. Effects of grazer immigration and nutrient enrichment on an open algae-grazer system. Oikos 108:386-400.

Krivan, V., and S. Diehl. 2005. Adaptive omnivory and species coexistence in tri-trophic food webs. Theoretical Population Biology 67:85-99.

Anderson, K.E., R.M. Nisbet, S. Diehl, and S.D. Cooper. 2005. Spatial scaling of population responses to environmental variability in advection-dominated systems. Ecology Letters 8:933-943.

Diehl, S., S.A. Berger, and R. Wöhrl. 2005. Flexible nutrient stoichiometry mediates environmental influences on phytoplankton and its abiotic resources . Ecology 6:2931-2945.

Katechakis , A., Haseneder, T., Kling, R., Stibor, H. (2005). Mixotrophic vs. photoautotrophic specialist algae as food for zooplankton: the light:nutrient hypothesis might not hold for mixotrophs. Limnology and Oceanography 50: 1290-1299.

Reichwaldt , E., Wolf, I. , & Stibor, H. 2005. Effects of a fluctuating temperature regime experienced by Daphnia during diel vertical migration on Daphnia life history parameters. Hydrobiologia 543: 199-205.

Sommer, U., Hansen, T, Blum, O., Holzner, N., Vadstein, O., & Stibor, H 2005.Copepod and microzooplankton grazing in mesocosms fertilised with different Si:N ratios: no overlap between food spectra and Si:N influence on zooplankton trophic level. Oecologia 142: 274-283.


Stibor, H., Vadstein, O., Diehl, S., Gelzleichter, A., Hansen, T., Katechakis, A., Lippert, B., Løseth, K., Peters, C., Roederer, W., Sandow, M., Sundt-Hansen, L., & Olsen, Y. 2004. Copepods act as a switch between alternative trophic cascades in marine pelagic food webs. Ecology Letters 7: 321-328.

Vadstein, O., Stibor, H., Lippert, B., Løseth, K., Roederer, W., Sundt-Hansen, L., & Olsen, Y. 2004. Moderate increase in the biomass of omnivorous copepods may release grazing control of planktonic algae. Marine Ecology Progress Series 270: 199-207.

Stibor , H., Vadstein, O., Lippert, B., Roederer, W., & Olsen, Y. 2004. Calanoid copepods and nutrient enrichment determine appendicularian population dynamics in a mesocosm experiment. Marine Ecology Progress Series 270: 209-215.

Katechakis , A.& Stibor, H. 2004. Feeding selectivities of the marine cladocerans Penilliaavirostris, Podon intermedius and Evadnenordmanni. Marine Biology 145: 529-536.

Sommer, U., Hansen, T., Stibor, H., & Vadstein, O. 2004. The persistence of phytoplankton responses to Si:N ratios under mesozooplankton grazing: a mesocosm study with Northeast atlantic plankton. Marine Ecology Progress Series 278: 67-75.

Reichwaldt , E., Wolf, I. , & Stibor, H. 2004. The effect of different zooplankton grazing patterns resulting from diel vertical migration on phytoplankton growth and composition: a laboratory experiment. Oecologia 141: 411-419.

Katechakis , A., Stibor,H., Sommer, U., & Hansen, T. 2004. Food niche separation between Acartia sp. Penilia avirostris and Doliolum denticulatum in Blanes Bay (Catalan sea, NM - Mediterranean .) Journal of Plankton Research 26: 589-603.

Matthaei, C.D., Townsend, C.R., Arbuckle, C.J., Peacock, K.A., Guggelberger, C., Küster, C.E. & Huber, H. 2004. Disturbance, assembly rules and benthic communities in running waters: a review and some implications for restoration projects. Chapter 17 in ?Assembly Rules and Restoration Ecology – Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practise? (editors Temperton, V., Hobbs, R., Nuttle, T. & Halle, S.). Island Press, Washington

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Diehl, S. 2003. The evolution and maintenance of omnivory: dynamic constraints and the role of food quality. Ecology 84:2557-2567.

Kunz, T.J., and S. Diehl. 2003. Phytoplankton, light, and nutrients in a gradient of mixing depths: a field test of producer-resource theory. Freshwater Biology 48: 1050-1063.

Matthaei, C.D., Guggelberger, C. & Huber, H. 2003. Effects of local disturbance history on benthic river algae. Freshwater Biology 48: 1514-1526.

Melo, A.S., Niyogi, D.K., Matthaei, C.D. & Townsend, C.R. 2003. Resistance, resilience and patchiness of invertebrate assemblages in native tussock and pasture streams in New Zealand after a hydrological disturbance. Canadían Journal of Físheries and Aquatíc Scíences 60: 731-739

Ptacnik, R., S. Diehl, and S. Berger. 2003. Patterns of abundance of phytoplankton species along an experimental mixing depth gradient. Limnology and Oceanography 48:1903-1912

Stibor, H. and N. Tokle. 2003. Feeding and asexual reproduction of the jellyfish Sarsia gemmifera in response to enrichment Oecologia 135:202-208 .

Stibor, H., and U. Sommer. 2003. Mixotrophy of a phytoflagellate viewed from an optimal foraging perspective. Protist 154:91-98.


Chase, J., P.A. Abrams, J. Grover, S. Diehl, P. Chesson, R.D. Holt, S.A. Richards, R.M. Nisbet, and T.J. Case. 2002. The interaction between predation and competition: A review and synthesis. Ecology Letters 5:302-315.

Diehl, S. 2002. Phytoplankton, light, and nutrients in a gradient of mixing depths: Theory. Ecology 83:386-398.

Diehl, S., S. Berger, R. Ptacnik, and A. Wild. 2002. Phytoplankton, light, and nutrients in a gradient of mixing depths: Field experiments. Ecology 399-411.

Katechakis, A., H. Stibor, U. Sommer, T.Hansen. 2002.Changes in the phytoplankton community and in the microbial food web of Blanes Bay (Catalan Sea, NW-Mediterranean) under prolonged grazing pressure by doliolids (Tunicata), cladocerans or copepods (Crustacea) Marine Ecology Progress Series 234: 55-69.

Matthaei, C.D. & Huber, H. 2002. Microform bed clusters: are they preferred habitats for invertebrates in a flood-prone stream? Freshwater Biology 47: 2174-2190

Olsen, D., Matthaei, C.D. & Townsend, C.R. 2002. Freeze core sampling of the hyporheos: implications of electropositioning and different settling periods. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 154: 261-274

Sommer U & Stibor, H. 2002. The importance of mesozooplankton grazing in marine and freshwater ecosystems. Ecological Research 17:161-174.

Sommer U., Stibor H., Katechakis A., Sommer F., Hansen T. 2002. Pelagic food web configurations at different levels of nutrient richness and their implications for the ratio fish production:primary production. Hydrobiologia 484(1):11-20

Stibor, H: 2002. Yolk protein dynamics and predator released kairomones in Daphnia magna. Ecology 83:362-369.

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2000 - 2001

Diehl, S, and M. Feißel. 2001. Intraguild prey suffer from enrichment of their resources: a microcosm experiment with ciliates. Ecology 82:2977-2983.

Olsen, D., Townsend, C.R. & Matthaei, C.D. 2001. Influence of reach geomorphology on hyporheic communities in a gravel-bed stream. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 35: 181-190

Prieto, L., F. Sommer, Stibor, H. and W. Koeve 2001. Effects of Planktonic Copepods on Transparent Exopolymeric Particles (TEP) abundance and size spectra. Journal of Plankton Research, 23: 515-525

Diehl, S., S.D. Cooper, K.W. Kratz, R.M. Nisbet, S.K. Roll, S.M. Wiseman, and T.M.Jenkins, Jr. 2000. Effects of multiple, predator-induced behaviors on short-term population dynamics in open systems. American Naturalist 156:293-313.

Diehl, S., and M. Feißel. 2000. Effects of enrichment on 3-level food chains with omnivory. American Naturalist 155:200-218.

Matthaei, C.D. & Townsend, C.R. 2000. Inundated floodplain gravels in a stream with an unstable bed: temporary shelter or true invertebrate refugium ? New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 34: 147-156

Matthaei, C.D. & Townsend, C.R. 2000. Long-term effects of local disturbance history on mobile stream invertebrates. Oecologia 125:119-126

Matthaei, C.D. Arbuckle, C.J. & Townsend, C.R. 2000. Stable surface stones as refugia for invertebrates during disturbance in a New Zealand stream. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 19: 82-93

Sommer F, Stibor H., Sommer U, Velimirov, 2000. Grazing by mesozooplankton from Kiel Bight, Baltic Sea, on different sized algae and natural seston size fractions. Marine Ecology Progress Series 199: 43-53

Stibor, H. and Lampert, W. 2000. Components of additive variance in life-history traits of Daphnia hyalina: seasonal differences in the response to predator signals. Oikos 88: 129-138.

Stibor, H., and D. Müller-Navarra. 2000. Constraints on the plasticity of Daphnia magna influenced by fish kairomones. Functional Ecology 14:455-459.

Wahlström, E., L. Persson, S. Diehl, and P. Byström. 2000. Size-dependent predation and pelagic community structure - comparisons among lakes with different top predators. Oecologia 123:138-148.

1998 - 1999

Jenkins, T.M. Jr., S. Diehl, S.D. Cooper, and K.W. Kratz. 1999. Effects of intraspecific density on individual growth of brown trout in streams. Ecology 80:941-956.

Matthaei, C.D. Peacock, K.A. & Townsend, C.R. 1999a. Patchy surface stone movement Limnology & Oceanography 44: 1091-1102

Matthaei, C.D. Peacock, K.A. & Townsend, C.R. 1999b. Scour and fill patterns in a New Zealand stream and potential implications for invertebrate refugia. Freshwater Biology 42: 41-57

Cooper, S.D., S. Diehl. K. Kratz, and O. Sarnelle. 1998. Implications of scale for patterns and processes in stream ecology. Australian Journal of Ecology 23:27-40.

Diehl, S., and Kornijow, R. 1998. Influence of submerged macrophytes on trophic interactions among fish and macroinvertebates. - Pages 24-46 in Jeppesen, E., Søndergaard, Ma., Søndergaard, Mo., and Christoffersen, K. (eds). The structuring role of submerged macrophytes in lakes. Springer Verlag, New York.

Stibor, H., and J. Machacek 1998. The influence of fish-exuded chemical signals on the carbon budget of Daphnia. Limnology and Oceanography 43: 997-1000.


Cooper, S.D., Barmuta, L., Sarnelle, O., Kratz, K., and Diehl, S. 1997. Quantifying spatial heterogeneity in streams. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 16:174-188.

Nisbet, R.M., Diehl, S., Cooper, S.D., Wilson, W.G., Donalson, D.D., and Kratz, K. 1997. Primary productivity gradients and short-term population dynamics in open systems. Ecological Monographs 67:535-553.

Persson, L., Diehl, S., Eklöv, P. and Christensen, B. 1997. Flexibility in fish behaviour - consequences at the population and community levels. - Pages 316-343 in Godin, J.-G.J. (ed.). Behavioural ecology of teleost fishes. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 384 pp.