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Research fellow position: Adaptive Dynamics Modeller

The Centre for Geometric Biology is currently seeking to recruit an experienced theoretical biologist experienced in adaptive dynamics modelling.

Research fellow position: Life History Empiricist

The Centre for Geometric Biology is currently seeking to recruit an experienced zooplankton biologist.

Cell size, photosynthesis and the package effect: an artificial selection approach

Published in New Phytologist.

The energetics of fish growth

A new study led by Diego Barneche examining the theoretical underpinning of the growth patterns in fish, has found that the ‘cost of growth’ is paramount to determining how energy moves between levels in the food chain.

Staff news

Giulia Ghedini awarded research fellow award, Martino Malerba collaborating across faculties, and Amanda Pettersen moving to Sweden.

Understanding how age and sex can influence host-pathogen interactions

PhD student Stephen Gipson and supervisor Matt Hall used a series of experimental infection trials to investigate how males and females of the freshwater crustacean, Daphnia magna respond to infection by two strains of a pathogen, Pasteuria ramosa, to test whether the age and sex of the host is a source of variation governing the evolution of infectious disease.

How do mutations affect growth and fermentation rates in yeast?

Through the lens of evolutionary biology, Aysha Sezmis and colleagues are examining why the brewer’s yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae converts glucose via a seemingly inefficient pathway.

Director’s message

2017 year in review, annual report, and a message from Director Dustin Marshall and Deputy Director Craig White.

Getting published: the editors’ perspective

Getting published can seem a daunting prospect and there are no simple formulas for success. We invite students to come and hear Professors Craig White and Dustin Marshall speak about their roles as editors of influential ecology journals and see what tips they can offer.

Why is there so much variation in metabolic rate?

Over the last century, physiologists have sought to understand what drives patterns in metabolic rate and why so much variation in metabolic rate exists.

 

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