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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.

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.

Parental environment influences the adaptive potential to global change

A new study led by Evatt Chirgwin indicates that parental environment can influence adaptation to projected increases in sea level temperatures, not only by altering the fitness of offspring but also by altering the genetic variance available to increase fitness.

 

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