Publications and data

Publications and data

Publications resulting from the PRIDE programme:


Discover the unique mollusk fauna of the Black Sea - Identication sheets in four languages to download.

Deliverable D4.3 Outreach programme established and approved (2016), by Frank Wesselingh, Aleksandre Gogaladze, Caroline van Impelen, Niels Raes.


Scientific drilling projects in ancient lakes: Integrating geological and biological histories, Thomas Wilke, Bernd Wagner, Bert Van Bocxlaer, Christian Albrecht, Daniel Ariztegui, Diana Delicado, Alexander Francke, Mathias Harzhauser, Torsten Hauffe, Jens Holtvoeth, Janna Just, Melanie J. Leng, Zlatko Levkov, Kirsty Penkman, Laura Sadori, Alister Skinner, Björn Stelbrink, Hendrik Vogel, Frank Wesselingh, Thomas Wonik, Global and Planetary Change, 143, Elsevier, 2016.

The rise and demise of mollusk species in the Pontocaspian region – a request for help, Arthur Sands and Justine Vandendorpe, Spirula Quarterly, 406, Netherlands, 2016.

PRIDE: Understanding Longterm Natural Biotic and Abiotic Drivers of Lake System Change in the Pontocaspian Basin, Christian Albrecht, Frank Wesselingh, Thomas Wilke & the PRIDE team, Abstract book of conference “Speciation in Ancient Lakes 7”, SIAL7,  August 17th – 20th, University of Windsor, Canada, 2015.

Posters 2017

Past and future impact of North Atlantic teleconnection patterns on the hydroclimate of the Caspian catchment area in CESM1.2.2 and observations, by S. Nandini, M. Prange, M. Schulz, Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 19, EGU2017-4665 European Geoscience Union (EGU) general assembly, 2017.

Historical Climate Change Impacts on the Hydrological Processes of the Ponto-Caspian Basin, by Sifan A. Koriche, Joy S. Singarayer, Michael T. Coe, Sri Nandini, Matthias Prange, Hannah Cloke, and Dan Lunt, Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 19, EGU2017-1313 European Geoscience Union (EGU) general assembly, 2017.

Posters 2015 and 2016

Climate Change Impact on Hydrological Processes of the Ponto-Caspian Basin, by S. Koriche, J. Singarayer, D. Lunt, S. Nandini, M. Prange, at the INQUA ECR 2016 conference in Reading. (Best poster award).

Reconstructing the hydrological evolution of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea during the last 2 Ma using strontium isotopes, by D. Bista, R. Flecker, D.A. Richards, at the INQUA ECR 2016 conference in Reading. (Second best poster award).

Mean Climate Variability in the Ponto-Caspian Basin in the past 150 years with CESM1.2.2, by S. Nandini, at the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) Conference, 2016.

Holocene biodiversity changes in Pontocaspian planktonic communities, Manuel Sala-Perez, Suzanne A.G. Leroy, Anne E. Lockyer, International Conference on Ecological Sciences 2016, Sfecologie2016, 24-28 October in Marseille, 2016.

Preliminary morphometric study of Hypanis plicata shells of the Razelm lake, Alberto M. GÁNDARA, Mihaela Isabela VADANA, Larisa-Bianca DUMITRESCU, Oana Paula POPA, Luis Ovidiu POPA, The 7th International Zoological Congress of “Grigore Antipa” Museum 18-21 November 2015, Bucharest – Romania.


All data and insights of the PRIDE programme will be publicly available through mostly Open Access publications and sharing our data. Taxonomic data will be organized and presented PC-TAX (the PontoCaspian Taxonomy platform). 

In the course of 2017 another online platform will become available, named >PC-IS (PontoCaspian Information System). The PC-IS will be a vehicle to combine climate and lake basin scenarios with biodiversity change in past and future and allow stakeholders and other interested people to explore the intricate relationships and roles of various drivers of biodiversity change in the Pontocaspian area. 


Outreach is central in the PRIDE programme. From 2015-2018 the Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) will investigate the stakeholders that should have an interest in understanding the drivers of the Pontocaspian biodiversity crisis and devise ways to engage them with our insights and results.

The various stakeholders will include regular academic institutes and researchers, students governmental organizations (from ministries to National Park management in the various Pontocaspian countries), NGO’s, journalists, but also local people as well the general public in the region and in the wider EU.

The ESRs will investigate the stakeholders and develop a policy how to reach out in their first year and become responsible for the execution of the outreach programme, together with their host institutes and aided by our partners in the last two years of their assignments. We intend to develop a far-ranging outreach strategy that will enable to link with very different target groups. Many hands will do the work.

This is the link to the Outreach programme that was established and approved in November 2016: Outreach programme