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​Prof Peter Teske

​Prof Peter Teske
Department of Zoology - Academic
Associate Professor

Contact Details
D3 Lab 339
+27(0)11 559 3373     

Highest qualification


Field(s) of researchMarine biology, population genetics
Lecturing: Modules with short description

B.Sc. honours: Biogeography
3rd year: Physiology

List of publications (20 most recent)​

Teske PR, Sandoval-Castillo J, Waters J, Beheregaray LB (2016) An overview of Australia's temperate marine phylogeography, with new evidence from high-dispersal gastropods. Journal of Biogeography.

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 vertebrates. Ecology 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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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