All publications


Teske PR, Sandoval-Castillo J, Golla TR, Emami-Khoyi A, von der Heyden S, Beheregaray LB (preprint)  
Thermal selection drives biodiversity origination across the Atlantic/Indian Ocean boundary. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Teske PR, Golla TR, Sandoval-Castillo J, Emami-Khoyi A, van der Lingen C, von der Heyden S, Chiazzari B, Jansen van Vuuren B, Beheregaray LB (2018)
Mitochondrial DNA is unsuitable to test for isolation by distance. Scientific Reports 8:8448.

Media coverage:

Jooste CM, Oliver J, Emami-Khoyi A, Teske PR (2018)
Is the Wild Coast in eastern South Africa a distinct marine bioregion? Helgoland Marine Research 72:6.

Teske PR (2018)
University of Johannesburg (UJ). In:  A compendium of South African marine research in the Western Indian Ocean. Compiling authors: A. Paterson, J. Hermes, T. Bornman, T. Klarenbeek, G. Siko, R. Palmer; pp. 68-69.

Emami-Khoyi A, Paterson AM, Hartley DA, Boren LJ, Cruickshank RH, Ross JG, Murphy EC, Else T-A (2018)
Mitogenomics data reveal effective population size, historical bottlenecks and the effects of hunting on New Zealand fur seals (Arctocephalus fosteri). Mitochondrial DNA Part A 29:567-580.

Lefort M-C, Cruickshank RH, Adams N, Barun A, Descovich K, Emami-Khoyi A, Ladyman R, Ridden J, Smith VR, Sprague R, Waterhouse BR, Boyer S (preprint)
Blood, sweat and tears: a review of non-invasive DNA sampling.

Klein JD, Dicken ML, Bester-van der Merwe AE, Mmonwa KL, Emami-Khoyi A, Teske PR (submitted)
Genomic resources for the raggedtooth shark (Carcharias taurus). African Journal of Marine Science.

Mmonwa KL, Ambrose ST, Ramdhani S, Barker NP, McQuaid CD, Teske PR (submitted)
Coastal dunefields explain genetic structure in coastal macroalgae. Scientific Reports.

Jooste C, Emami-Khoyi A, Gan HM, Wasserman R, Dalu T, Teske PR (submitted)
The complete mitochondrial genome of the copepod Lovenula rayneraeMitochondrial DNA Part B.

Klein JD, Bester-van der Merwe AE, Dicken ML, Mmonwa KL, Teske PR (submitted)
Reproductive philopatry in a coastal shark drives age-related population structure. Marine Biology.


Teske PR, Sandoval-Castillo J, Waters J, Beheregaray LB (2017)  
An overview of Australia's temperate marine phylogeography, with new evidence from high-dispersal gastropods. Journal of Biogeography 44:217-229.

Rius M, Teske PR, Jimenez RS, McQuaid CD, Castilla JC (2017)
Ecological dominance along rocky shores, with a focus on intertidal ascidians. 
In: Oceanography and Marine Biology: an annual review, Edition: 55, Chapter 4. Publisher: CRC Press, Boca Raton. Editors: S.J. Hawkins, D.J. Hughes, I.P. Smith, A.C. Dale, L.B. Firth, and A.J. Evans; pp. 55-84.

Mkare TM, van Vuuren BJ, Teske PR (2017)
Conservation implications of significant population differentiation in an endangered estuarine seahorse. Biodiversity and Conservation 26:2175-1293.

Samaai T, Maduray S, Jasnson L, Gibbons MJ, Ngwakum B, Teske PR (2017)
A new species of habitat-forming Suberites (Porifera, Demospongiae, Suberitida) in the Benguela upwelling region (South Africa). Zootaxa 4254:49-81.

Whitfield A, Mkare TK, Teske PR, James NC, Cowley PD (2017)
Life-histories explain the conservation status of two estuary-associated pipefishes. Biological Conservation 212:256-264.

Hoffmann S, Webster HJ, Teske PR, Bennett NC, Lutermann H, Jansen van Vuuren B (2017)
Characterization of 14 polymorphic microsatellite loci developed for an Afrotherian species endemic to southern Africa, Elephantulus myurus (Macroscelidea: Macroscelididae). Applied Entomology and Zoology 52:139-145.

Mmonwa KL, Teske PR, McQuaid CD, Barker NP (2017)
Evolution of foraging behaviour: deep intra-generic genetic divergence between territorial and non-territorial southern African patellid limpets. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 117:95-101.

Mkare TM, Groeneveld JC, Teske PR, Matthee CA (2017)
Departures from panmixia in two high-dispersal prawn species from the south-western Indian Ocean. African Journal of Marine Science 39:467-474.


Teske PR, Sandoval-Castillo J, van Sebille E, Waters J, Beheregaray LB (2016)
Oceanography promotes self-recruitment in a planktonic larval disperser. Scientific Reports 6:34205.

Media coverage:
  1. Ocean super highways in the slow lane (The Lead): Link
  2. New study maps currents and marine animal movement (Flinders News): Link
  3. Tide turns on design of marine parks (InDaily News): Link
  4. Ocean currents limit connectivity of coastal marine animals (Scimex): Link
  5. New study maps currents and marine animal movement (PhysOrg): Link

Nangammbi TC, Herbert DG, Teske PR (2016)
Molecular insights into species recognition within southern Africa's endemic Tricolia radiation (Archaeogastropoda: Tricoliidae). Journal of Molluscan Studies 82:97-103.

Tine M, Kuhl H, Teske PR, Tschop MH, Jastroch M (2016)
Diversification and co-evolution of the ghrelin/growth hormone secretagogue receptor system in vertebratesEcology and Evolution 6:2516-2535.

Drost E, Golla TR, von der Heyden S, Teske PR (2016)
No divergent evolution, despite restricted connectivity, between Atlantic and Indian Ocean goby populations. Marine Biodiversity 46:465-471.

Alves RN, Gomes AS, Stueber K, Tine M, Thorne MAS, Smaradottir H, Reinhard R, Clark MS, Ronnestad I, Power D (2016)
The transcriptome of metamorphosing flatfish. BMC Genomics 17:413.

Cole TL, Hammer MP, Unmack PJ, Teske PR, Brauer CJ, Adams M, Beheregaray LB (2016)
Range-wide fragmentation in a threatened fish associated with post-European settlement modification in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia. Conservation Genetics 17:1377-1391


Teske PR, Bader S, Golla TR (2015)
Passive dispersal against an ocean current. Marine Ecology Progress Series 539:153-163.

Qhaji Y, Papadopoulos I, Jansen van Vuuren B, McQuaid CD, Teske PR (2015)

A comparison of genetic structure in two low-dispersal estuarine crabs from the Wild Coast, South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 37:345-351.


Teske PR, Sandoval-Castillo J, Sasaki M, Beheregaray LB (2015)
Invasion success of a habitat-forming marine invertebrate is limited by lower-than-expected dispersal ability. Marine Ecology Progress Series 536:221-227.

Teske PR, Sandoval-Castillo J, van Sebille E, Waters J, Beheregaray LB (2015)
On-shelf larval retention limits population connectivity in a coastal broadcast spawner. Marine Ecology Progress Series 532:1-12. Selected as "Feature Article" for the July 2015 edition
Media coverage: Small ocean currents can make a big difference in population connectivity (Oceanbits): Link

von der Heyden S, Toms JA, Teske PR, Lamberth S, Holleman W (2015)
Contrasting signals of genetic diversity and historical demography between two recently diverged marine and estuarine fish species. Marine Ecology Progress Series 526:157-167.

Mmonwa KL, Teske PR, McQuaid CD, Barker NP (2015)
Phylogeography and demographic history of multiple southern African patellid limpets: congruence of Pleistocene spatial expansion, but not phylogeography. African Journal of Marine Science 37:11-20.

Tine M (2015)
Evolutionary significance and diversification of the phosphoglucose isomerase genes in vertebrates. BMC Research Notes 8:799.

Connan M, Teske PR, Tree AJ, Whittington PA, McQuaid CD (2015)
The subspecies of Antarctic Terns (Sterna vittata) wintering on the South African coast: evidence from morphology, genetics and stable isotopes. Emu 115:223-236.

Attard CRM, Beheregaray LB, Jenner KCS, Gill PC, Jenner M-N, Morrice MG, Teske PR, Moller LM (2015)
Low genetic diversity in pygmy blue whales is due to climate-induced diversification rather than anthropogenic impacts. Biology Letters 11: 20141037.


Teske PR, Sandoval-Castillo J, Waters JM, Beheregaray LB (2014)
Can novel genetic analyses help to identify low-dispersal marine invasive species? Ecology and Evolution 4:2848-2866. 

Teske PR, Papadopoulos I, Barker NP, McQuaid CD, Beheregaray LB (2014)
Mitonuclear discordance in genetic structure across the Atlantic/Indian Ocean biogeographical transition zone. Journal of Biogeography 41:293-401.

Papadopoulos I, Teske PR (2014)
Larval development reflects biogeography in two formerly synonymised southern African coastal crabs. African Journal of Aquatic Science 39:347-350. 

Teske PR (2014)
Connectivity in solitary ascidians: is a 24-h propagule duration sufficient to maintain large-scale genetic homogeneity? Marine Biology 161:2681-2687.


Teske PR, Papadopoulos I, Barker NP, McQuaid CD (2013)
Disperal barriers and stochastic reproductive success do not explain small-scale genetic structure in a broadcast-dispersing mussel. Marine Ecology Progress Series 482:133-140. 

Teske PR, Sandoval-Castillo J, Fressigne L, Beheregaray LB (2013)
Ten microsatellite loci from an undescribed sea squirt, Pyura sp., and their use in the detection of non-random mating. Molecular Ecology Resources 13:341-343.
(Title for citation: Molecular Ecology Resources Primer Development Consortium et al. (2013) Permanent Genetic Resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 October 2012–30 November 2012, Molecular Ecology Resources 13:341:343)

Teske PR, Zardi GI, McQuaid CD, Nicastro K (2013)
Two sides of the same coin: extinctions and originations across the Atlantic/Indian Ocean boundary as consequences of the same climate oscillation. Frontiers of Biogeography 5:48-59.

Mwale M, Kaiser H, Barker NP, Wilson AB, Teske PR (2013)
Identification of a uniquely southern African clade of coastal pipefishes. Journal of Fish Biology 82: 2045-2062.

Boehm JT, Woodall L, Teske PR, Lourie S, Baldwin C, Waldman J, Hickerson M (2013) 
Marine dispersal and barriers drive Atlantic seahorse diversification. Journal of Biogeography 40:1839-1849.

Rius M, Teske PR (2013)
Cryptic diversity in coastal Australasia: a morphological and mito-nuclear genetic analysis of habitat-forming sibling species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 168: 597-611.


Teske PR, Papadopoulos I, Barker NP, McQuaid CD (2012)
Mitochondrial DNA paradox: sex-specific genetic structure in a marine mussel - despite maternal inheritance and passive dispersal.  BMC Genetics 13:45. - highly accessed! -

Teske PR, Papadopoulos I, Mmonwa KL, Matumba TG, McQuaid CD, Barker NP, Beheregaray LB (2011)
Climate-driven genetic divergence of limpets with different life histories across a southeast African marine biogeographic disjunction: different processes, same outcome. Molecular Ecology 20: 5025-5041.

Teske PR, Rius M, McQuaid CD, Styan CA, Piggott MP, Benhissoune S, Fuentes-Grunewald C, Walls K, Page M, Attard CRM, Cooke GM, McClusky CF, Banks SC, Barker NP, Beheregaray LB (2011)
"Nested" cryptic diversity in a widespread marine ecosystem engineer: a challenge for detecting biological invasions. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11:176. - highly accessed! -

Teske PR, von der Heyden S, McQuaid CD, Barker NP (2011)
A review of marine phylogeography in southern Africa. South African Journal of Science 107. 43-53.
This is the 2nd most frequently cited article to be published in this journal: Google Scholar Metrics.  

Rius M, Teske PR (2011)
A revision of the Pyura stolonifera species complex (Tunicata, Ascidiacea), with a description of a new species from Australia. Zootaxa 2754:27-40. - highly accessed! -
Teske PR, Forget FRG, Cowley PD, von der Heyden S, Beheregaray LB (2010)
Connectivity between marine reserves and exploited areas in the philopatric reef fish Chrysoblephus laticeps (Teleostei: Sparidae). Marine Biology 157:2029-2042.

Rourke ML, Teske PR, Attard CRM, Gilligan DM, Beheregaray LB (2010)
Isolation and characterisation of microsatellite loci in the Australian freshwater catfish (Tandanus tandanus). Conservation Genetics Resources 2:245-248.
Teske PR, Winker H, McQuaid CD, Barker NP (2009)
A tropical/subtropical biogeographic disjunction in southeastern Africa separates two Evolutionarily Significant Units of an estuarine prawn. Marine Biology.

Teske PR, Forget FRG, Cowley PD, Beheregaray LB (2009)
Microsatellite markers for the roman, Chrysoblephus laticeps (Teleostei: Sparidae), an overexploited seabream from South Africa. Molecular Ecology Resources 9:1162-1164.

Teske PR, McLay CL, Sandoval-Castillo J, Papadopoulos I, Newman BI, Griffiths CL, McQuaid CD, Barker NP, Borgonie G, Beheregaray LB (2009)
Tri-locus sequence data reject a "Gondwanan origin hypothesis" for the African/South Pacific crab  genus Hymenosoma. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 53:23-33.

Teske PR, Beheregaray LB (2009)
Evolution of seahorses' upright posture was linked to Oligocene expansion of seagrass habitats. Biology Letters 5:521-523.

Teske PR, Beheregaray LB (2009)
The Rise of Seahorses. Australasian Science Nov/Dec 2009.

Teske PR, Beheregaray LB (2009)
Intron-spanning primers for the amplification of the nuclear ANT gene in decapod crustaceans. Molecular Ecology Resources 9:774-776. 

Carvalho DC, Oliveira DAA, dos Santos JE, Teske P, Beheregaray LB, Schneider H, Sampaio I (2009)
Genetic characterization of native and introduced populations of the neotropical cichlid genus Cichla in Brazil. Genetics and Molecular Biology 32:601-607.
Teske PR, Papadopoulos I, Newman BK, Dworschak PC, McQuaid CD, Barker NP (2008)
Oceanic dispersal barriers, adaptation and larval retention: an interdisciplinary assessment of potential factors maintaining a phylogeographic break between sister lineages of an African prawn. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8:341. PDF
Nicastro KR, Zardi GI, McQuaid CD, Teske PR, Barker NP (2008)
Coastal topography drives genetic structure in marine mussels. Marine Ecology Progress Series 368:189-195. PDF
D'Amato EM, Harkins GW, de Oliveira T, Teske PR, Gibbons MJ (2008)
Molecular dating and biogeography of the neritic krill Nyctiphanes. Marine Biology 155:243-247. PDF
Teske PR, Papadopoulos I, Zardi GI, McQuaid CD, Edkins MT, Griffiths CL, Barker NP (2007)
Implications of life history for genetic structure and migration rates of southern African coastal invertebrates: planktonic, abbreviated and direct developers. Marine Biology 152:697-711. PDF
Teske PR, Hamilton H, Matthee CA, Barker NP (2007)
Signatures of seaway closures and founder dispersal in the phylogeny of a circumglobally distributed seahorse lineage. BMC Evolutionary Biology 7:138. PDF
Edkins MT, Teske PR, Griffiths CL, Papadopoulos I (2007)
Genetic and morphological analyses suggest that southern African crown crabs, Hymenosoma orbiculare, represent five distinct species. Crustaceana 80:667-683. PDF
Teske PR, Papadopoulos I, McQuaid CD, Newman BK, Barker NP (2007)
Climate change, genetics or human choice: why were the shells of mankind's earliest ornament larger in the Pleistocene than in the Holocene? PLoS ONE 7:e614. PDF
Teske PR, Froneman PW, Barker NP, McQuaid CD (2007)
Phylogeographic structure of the caridean shrimp Palaemon peringuyi in South Africa: further evidence for intraspecific genetic units associated with marine biogeographic provinces. African Journal of Marine Science 29:253-258. PDF
Teske PR, Barker NP, McQuaid CD (2007)
Lack of genetic differentiation among four sympatric southeast African intertidal limpets (Siphonariidae): phenotypic plasticity in a single species? Journal of Molluscan Studies. PDF
Teske PR, Oosthuizen A, Papadopoulos I, Barker NP (2007)
Phylogeographic structure of Octopus vulgaris in South Africa revisited: identification of a second lineage near Durban harbour. Marine Biology 151:2119-2122. PDF
Teske PR, Lockyear JF, Hecht T, Kaiser H (2007)
Does the endangered Knysna seahorse, Hippocampus capensis, have a preference for aquatic vegetation type, cover or height? African Zoology 42:23-30. PDF
Teske PR, Lourie SA, Matthee CA, Green D (2007)
Hippocampus queenslandicus Horne, 2001 - a new seahorse species or yet another synonym? Australian Journal of Zoology 55:130-145. 
Galbusera PHA, Gillemot SA, Jouk P, Teske PR, Hellemans B, Volckaert FAMJ (2007)
Isolation of microsatellite markers for the endangered Knysna seahorse Hippocampus capensis and their use in the detection of a genetic bottleneck. Molecular Ecology Notes 7:638-640. PDF
Zardi GI, McQuaid CD, Teske PR, Barker NP (2007)
Unexpected genetic structure of mussel populations in South Africa: indigenous Perna perna and invasive Mytilus galloprovincialis. Marine Ecology Progress Series 337:135-144.
Teske PR, McQuaid CD, Froneman PW, Barker NP (2006)
Impacts of marine biogeographic provinces on phylogeographic patterns of three South African estuarine crustaceans. Marine Ecology Progress Series 314:283-293. PDF
Lockyear JF, Hecht T, Kaiser H, Teske PR (2006)
The distribution and abundance of the endangered Knysna seahorse Hippocampus capensis (Pisces: Syngnathidae) in South African estuiaries. African Journal of Aquatic Science 31:275-283. PDF
Teske PR, Hamilton H. Palsboll PJ, Choo CK, Gabr H, Lourie SA, Santos M, Sreepada A, Cherry MI, Matthee CA (2005) 
Molecular evidence for long-distance colonization in an Indo-Pacific seahorse lineage. Marine Ecology Progress Series 286:249-260. PDF
Teske PR, Cherry MI, Matthee CA (2004)
The evolutionary history of seahorses (Syngnathidae: Hippocampus): molecular data suggest a West Pacific origin and two invasions of the Atlantic Ocean. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 30:273-286. PDF
Teske PR, Wooldridge TH (2004)
Affinities of some common macroinvertebrates to salinity and sediment type: empirical data from Eastern Cape estuaries, South Africa. African Zoology 39:183-192. PDF
Teske PR, Cherry MI, Matthee CA (2003)
Population genetics of the endangered Knysna seahorse, Hippocampus capensis. Molecular Ecology 12:1703-1715. 
Teske PR, Wooldridge TH (2003)
What limits the distribution of subtidal macrobenthos in permanently open and temporarily open/closed South African estuaries? Salinity vs. sediment particle size. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 57:225-238. PDF
Teske PR, Wooldridge TH (2001)
A comparison of the macrobenthic faunas of permanently open and temporarily open/closed South African estuaries. Hydrobiologia 464:227-243. PDF