Published the 09/02/12
Article in the journal PLoS ONE on the marble trout in the streams of Slovenia.
The study examines the impact of catastrophic disturbances during heavy floods. These floods induce mass mortality of marble trout. Genetic analysis shows a very strong genetic differentiation between populations and low genetic diversity within populations. The limited flew between populations of trout, and these high mortality repeated indicate that the species may fail to cope with climate change which would induce more frequent flooding.
Full bibliographical reference:
PUJOLAR J.M., VINCENZI S., ZANE L., JESENSEK D., DE LEO G.A. & CRIVELLI A.J., 2011. The effect of recurrent floods on genetic composition of marble trout populations. PLoS One 6(9): e23822