The Centre for Geometric Biology is currently seeking to recruit an experienced theoretical biologist experienced in adaptive dynamics modelling.
The Centre for Geometric Biology is currently seeking to recruit an experienced zooplankton biologist.
The Centre’s Chris Greening and colleagues from the School of Biological Sciences have been working with researchers from a range of institutions to investigate how microbes can exist in Antarctic deserts despite freezing temperatures, strong UV radiation, frequent freeze-thaw cycles and limited carbon, nitrogen and water availability.
Amanda Pettersen and colleagues Craig White, Robert Bryson-Richardson and Dustin Marshall explored a potentially widespread mechanism that may explain why larger offspring tend to outperform smaller offspring.
Mike McDonald, working with colleagues from the United States, has found that long-term adaptation to a constant environment can be a more complex and dynamic process than is often assumed.
Martino Malerba and co-authors Dustin Marshall and Craig White used artificial selection to genetically evolve small and large populations of a single celled marine alga to compare growth rates under different energy conditions.
Exciting new projects will begin in 2018 as part of the ARC Discovery Projects funding scheme.
Published in Functional Ecology.
Published in Ecology Letters.
The Centre is holding a discussion group on Wednesday 22 November 2017 in the Sanson Room from 12–2pm with guest Professor Troy Day from Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada.