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Challenging assumptions: how well do we understand how climate change will affect vector-borne diseases?

Louise Nørgaard and colleagues challenge the long-held assumption that there is a directly proportional relationship between wing length, body size and reproductive output in mosquitoes.

Predicting the response of disease vectors to global change: The importance of allometric scaling

Published in Global Change Biology.

Phytoplankton diversity affects biomass and energy production differently during community development

Published in Functional Ecology.

How does spawning frequency scale with body size in marine fishes?

Published in Fish and Fisheries.

Does metabolic rate drive population size?

Lukas Schuster and Hayley Cameron, along with Craig White and Dustin Marshall, experimentally manipulate the metabolism of whole populations of a single organism to assess the relationship between metabolic rate, how much food an organism needs and how quickly it can convert food into growth.

Metabolism drives demography in an experimental field test

Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Fishing better to fish more

We have benchmarks for how to manage fisheries sustainably but what if the assumptions that go into setting those benchmarks are wrong?

Reproductive hyperallometry and managing the world’s fisheries

Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Mind the gap: a systematic map of light variation in algal aquaculture allows us to identify research gaps

PhD student Belinda Comerford, under the supervision of Nick Paul and Dustin Marshall, has explored existing studies on how variation in light affects algal growth, highlighting crucial gaps in our knowledge to date.

Effects of light variation in algal cultures: a systematic map of temporal scales

Published in the Journal of Applied Phycology.

Mother-offspring conflicts: temperature can change selection on offspring size

Using the model organism Bugula neritina, more than four years of study and the deployment of over 6000 individuals, Dustin Marshall has found that mothers in higher temperatures tend to favour smaller offspring, while mothers in cooler temperatures favour larger offspring.

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