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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.

Everybody loves good neighbours, but what makes a good neighbour?

Hayley Cameron, Dustin Marshall and Tim Coulson examine how different species that rely on the same resources can co-exist. And it’s not all about competition.

Size and density mediate transitions between competition and facilitation

Published in Ecology Letters.

How can pathogens optimise both transmission and dispersal?

PhD student Louise Nørgaard and supervisors Ben Phillips and the Centre’s Matt Hall have found evidence of a pathogen that exploits the differences in size and behaviour of male and female hosts to optimize its own chance of successful infection.

Mirth recognised with Crozier Medal

Christen Mirth has been recognised for her research on how nutrition shapes development, having been awarded the Ross Crozier medal by the Genetics Society of Australasia.

The benefits of big neighbours

PhD student Hayley Cameron’s latest experimental study challenges accepted theoretical models by showing that bigger is not always better when it comes to the survival, growth and reproduction of offspring.

Can competitive asymmetries maintain offspring size variation? A manipulative field test

Published in Evolution.

Celebrating 500 generations of experimental evolution

It’s party time in the Centre for Geometric Biology: We’ve reached 500 generations of experimental evolution in our large and small algal cells!

The Conversation: No-take marine areas help fishers (and fish) far more than we thought

One hectare of ocean in which fishing is not allowed (a marine protected area) produces at least five times the amount of fish as an equivalent unprotected hectare.

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