Two fully-funded PhD stipends are available to students interested in working on the evolutionary ecology of marine heterotrophs in the Centre for Geometric Biology.
Colin Olito and Diego Barneche have developed LoLinR (local linear regression): a suite of simple functions to carry out local linear regressions to estimate monotonic rates from time series data. Importantly, their methodology provides a statistically robust and reproducible approach to estimating monotonic rates from noisy time series data.
Published in Journal of Animal Ecology.
Researchers Rolanda Lange, Keyne Monro and Dustin Marshall have been asking the question “why do some organisms grow, reproduce and die more quickly than others?” They are interested in understanding how variation in these basic life history traits is sustained over small spatial scales.
Martino Malerba and Lucy Chapman have been experimentally evolving the green microalga Dunaliella tertiolecta in a specially designed algal lab.
Published in Journal of Evolutionary Biology.