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Researcher: Audzijonyte, A (Dr Asta Audzijonyte)

Fields of Research

Biogeography and Phylogeography
Animal Systematics and Taxonomy
Fisheries Management
Invasive Species Ecology
Phylogeny and Comparative Analysis
Ecological Physiology
Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Speciation and Extinction
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Population Ecology
Fisheries Sciences
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Biological Adaptation
Life Histories

Research Objectives

Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Climate and Climate Change
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Coastal and Estuarine Water Management
Fisheries - Wild Caught
Documentation of Undescribed Flora and Fauna
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Mysis nordenskioldi n. sp. (Crustacea, Mysida), a circumpolar coastal mysid separated from the NE Pacific M. litoralis (Banner, 1948); Polar Biology
Aliens associating with Caspian Sea endemic bivalves; Biological Invasions
Characterization of ten polymorphic microsatellite markers in an invasive Ponto-Caspian mysid crustacean Paramysis lacustris; Conservation Genetics Resources
Comparative phylogeography of Ponto-Caspian mysid crustaceans: isolation and exchange among dynamic inland sea basins; Molecular Ecology
Diversity and distributions of circumpolar fresh- and brackish-water Mysis (Crustacea: Mysida): descriptions of M. relicta Lovén, 1862, M. salemaai n. sp., M. segerstralei n. sp. and M. diluviana n. sp., based on molecular and morphological characters; Hydrobiologia
Diversity within the Ponto-Caspian Paramysis baeri Czerniavsky sensu lato revisited: P. bakuensis G.O. Sars restored (Crustacea: Mysida: Mysidae); Zootaxa
Ecological consequences of body size decline in harvested fish species: positive feedback loops in trophic interactions amplify human impact; Biology Letters
Ecosystem effects of contemporary life-history changes are comparable to those of fishing; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Fishery-induced evolution provides insights into adaptive responses of marine species to climate change; Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
How fast is fisheries-induced evolution? Quantitative analysis of modelling and empirical studies; Evolutionary Applications
Human-mediated lineage admixture in an expanding Ponto- Caspian crustacean species Paramysis lacustris created a novel genetic stock that now occupies European waters; Biological Invasions
Invasion phylogeography of the Ponto-Caspian crustacean Limnomysis benedeni dispersing across Europe; Diversity and Distributions
Migration and isolation during the turbulent Ponto-Caspian Pleistocene create high diversity in the crustacean Paramysis lacustris; Molecular Ecology
Molecular taxonomy reveals broad trans-oceanic distributions and high species diversity of deep-sea clams (Bivalvia: Vesicomyidae: Pliocardiinae) in chemosynthetic environments; Systematics and Biodiversity
Morphometric discrimination among four species of the Mysis relicta group; Archiv Fuer Hydrobiologie
Opsin gene sequence variation across phylogenetic and population histories in Mysis (Crustacea: Mysida) does not match current light environments or visual-pigment absorbance spectra; Molecular Ecology
Phylogeny and origins of chemosynthetic vesicomyid clams; Systematics and Biodiversity
Phylogeny of Mysis (Crustacea, Mysida): history of continental invasions inferred from molecular and morphological data; Cladistics
Phylogeny of Paramysis (Crustacea: Mysida) and the origin of Ponto-Caspian endemic diversity: resolving power from nuclear protein-coding genes; Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Phylogeographic analyses of a circumarctic coastal and a boreal lacustrine mysid crustacean, and evidence of fast postglacial mtDNA rates; Molecular Ecology
Spectral sensitivity differences in two Mysis sibling species (Crustacea, Mysida): adaptation or phylogenetic constraints?; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
The impacts of fish body size changes on stock recovery: a case study using an Australian marine ecosystem model; ICES Journal of Marine Science
The role of life histories and trophic interactions in population recovery; Conservation Biology
Three nuclear genes for phylogenetic, SNP and population genetic studies of molluscs and other invertebrates; Molecular Ecology Resources
Tolerance of Paramysis lacustris and Limnomysis benedeni (Crustacea, Mysida) to sudden salinity changes: implications for ballast water treatment; Oceanologia
Tracing recent invasions of the Ponto-Caspian mysid shrimp Hemimysis anomala across Europe and to North America with mitochondrial DNA; Diversity and Distributions
Trends and management implications of human-influenced life-history changes in marine ectotherms; Fish and Fisheries
Two cryptic species of the Hediste diversicolor group (Polychaeta, Nereididae) in the Baltic Sea, with mitochondrial signatures of different population histories; Marine Biology
When gaps really are gaps: statistical phylogeography of hydrothermal vent invertebrates; Evolution

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision