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Research fellow position: ecologist / evolutionary biologist

Professor Dustin Marshall is seeking an experienced ecologist / evolutionary biologist, who specialises in microalgal biology with a strong empirical background, to explore the ways in which size affects the structure and function of marine phytoplankton.

Research fellow position: marine larval biologist

Professor Dustin Marshall is seeking a marine larval biologist, with strong quantitative skills, to explore the ways in which temperature affects the energetics of development in marine invertebrates.

Hot spots on the X chromosome? Testing a classic theory of sexual antagonism

Filip Ruzicka and Tim Connallon challenge the theory that the X chromosome is a ‘hot spot’ for sexually antagonistic genetic polymorphism

Winners and losers: why developmental strategy is important in determining marine invertebrate distributions under future climate

Dustin Marshall and Mariana Álvarez-Noriega found rising ocean temperatures will impact early life stages of marine invertebrates and change the patterns in the distribution of species. Species in which mothers invest more heavily in offspring will be the biggest losers.

Projecting marine developmental diversity and connectivity in future oceans

Published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Surviving starvation: feeding is not imperative to complete larval development for the copepod Tisbe sp.

Alex Gangur and Dustin Marshall have identified a facultative feeder: a  found a small crustacean that benefits from feeding in the larval stage, but can also complete larval development without food, albeit at a developmental cost.

Dietary preferences in filter-feeding animals might explain their crowded co-existence

Belinda ComerfordMariana Álvarez-Noriega and Dustin Marshall have found different species of filter feeders tend to consume one species of phytoplankton much more than others when offered a selection.

Is the X chromosome a hot spot for sexually antagonistic polymorphisms? Biases in current empirical tests of classical theory

Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

Differential resource use in filter-feeding marine invertebrates

Published in Oecologia.

Facultative feeding in a marine copepod: effects of larval food and temperature on performance

Published in: Marine Ecology Progress Series.

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