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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.

New projects 2019

A number of large new projects will be getting underway this year as a result of ARC funding schemes.

Debating growth and reproduction

A recent opinion piece by Dustin Marshall and Craig White has sparked lively debate in the scientific community about our current understanding of reproductive biology and growth dynamics.

Aquatic life history trajectories are shaped by selection, not oxygen limitation

Published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution.

Linking life-history theory and metabolic theory explains the offspring size-temperature relationship

Published in Ecology Letters.

Why release small amounts of sperm slowly?

Colin Olito and Dustin Marshall ask an obvious but neglected question: “what would reproductive strategies look like in the absence of sperm competition?”

The evolution of males and females depends on the environment

Tim Connallon, Shefali Sharma and Colin Olito have analysed four simple models of evolution of female and male adaptations in changing environments. They compared the outcomes to classical population genetics models of sex-specific selection in stable environments and found some important differences.

Releasing small ejaculates slowly increases per‐gamete fertilization success in an external fertilizer: Galeolaria caespitosa (Polychaeta: Serpulidae)

Published in Journal of Evolutionary Biology.

Evolutionary consequences of sex-specific selection in variable environments: four simple models reveal diverse evolutionary outcomes

Published in The American Naturalist

Growing pains: time to reassess models of growth?

Dustin Marshall and Craig White suggest that it might be time to take another look at the ways we currently understand and model growth.

Have we outgrown the existing models of growth?

Published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution.


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