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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.

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.

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.

What happens in 60,000 generations of evolution?

Mike McDonald, working with colleagues from the United States, has found that long-term adaptation to a constant environment can be a more complex and dynamic process than is often assumed.

Evolving smaller body sizes improve the ability to persist when resources are limited, but at a cost

Martino Malerba and co-authors Dustin Marshall and Craig White used artificial selection to genetically evolve small and large populations of a single celled marine alga to compare growth rates under different energy conditions.

Australian Research Council Discovery Projects to begin in 2018

Exciting new projects will begin in 2018 as part of the ARC Discovery Projects funding scheme.

Does the cost of development scale allometrically with offspring size?

Published in Functional Ecology.

Eco-energetic consequences of evolutionary shifts in body size

Published in Ecology Letters.

Discussion group with Professor Troy Day

The Centre is holding a discussion group on Wednesday 22 November 2017 in the Sanson Room from 12–2pm with guest Professor Troy Day from Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada.

 

 

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