We are currently seeking to recruit two postdoctoral research fellows (level A, research only): an adaptive dynamics modeler and a life history empiricist.
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.
The Centre’s Craig White and colleague Lewis Halsey (University of Roehampton) examined the effect of body size on the energetics of going up hills, and if it changes when data is included that looks at the animal’s net cost of transport.
The Centre’s Craig White and colleagues Pieter Arnold and Phillip Cassey used an invasive insect species, the red flour beetle, as a model to investigate how movement characteristics related to morphological and physiological traits.
Congratulations to Karin Svanfeldt who recently submitted her PhD and has published some of that research in The Journal of Animal Ecology, with her supervisors, Keyne Monro and Dustin Marshall.
Marcelo Lagos and Diego Barneche tested whether invasive species are able to maintain higher levels of aerobic metabolism under lower oxygen conditions, such as those present at artificial structures like piers, jetties and marinas.
Dustin Marshall and Hayley Cameron are returning to Oxford this month to finalise a project they have been working on with Tim Coulson from the Zoology Department at the University of Oxford, as well as re-visit some favourite haunts, including the famous Eagle and Child pub and University Parks.
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 Global Change Biology.
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.
Published in Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata.
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.