Xystichromis sp. "Kyoga flameback" by Dave Hansen
Predicting which way plants or animals will evolve as their environment changes is very difficult. However, a Eawag study of African lake cichlids has shown that certain internal and external factors can lead to high rates of specialization and biodiversity. These factors are both present in the many African lakes and the cichlids themselves making the process of specialization very predictable. For more information on this study visit Eawag Aquatic Research.