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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.

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.

Understanding variation in metabolic rate

Published in The Journal of Experimental Biology.

Ocean sunfish as indicators for the ‘rise of slime’

Published in Current Biology.

It’s life, but not as we know it

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.

Atmospheric trace gases support primary production in Antarctic desert surface soil

Published in Nature.

Metabolic theory: how does the cost of development scale allometrically with offspring size?

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.

 

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