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Winners and losers; how does metabolic rate affect the outcomes of competition?

Lukas Schuster, Craig White and Dustin Marshall investigate the relationships between metabolic rate and competitive interactions in the field.

Biodiversity increases energy and biomass production but only in younger communities

Using different phytoplankton species, Giulia Ghedini  and colleagues show that biodiversity initially boosts both energy and biomass production, but as biomass grows, energy production is limited by competition.

Metabolic phenotype mediates the outcome of competitive interactions in a response-surface field experiment

Published in Ecology and Evolution.

Challenging assumptions: how well do we understand how climate change will affect vector-borne diseases?

Louise Nørgaard and colleagues challenge the long-held assumption that there is a directly proportional relationship between wing length, body size and reproductive output in mosquitoes.

Predicting the response of disease vectors to global change: The importance of allometric scaling

Published in Global Change Biology.

Phytoplankton diversity affects biomass and energy production differently during community development

Published in Functional Ecology.

How does spawning frequency scale with body size in marine fishes?

Published in Fish and Fisheries.

Does metabolic rate drive population size?

Lukas Schuster and Hayley Cameron, along with Craig White and Dustin Marshall, experimentally manipulate the metabolism of whole populations of a single organism to assess the relationship between metabolic rate, how much food an organism needs and how quickly it can convert food into growth.

Metabolism drives demography in an experimental field test

Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Fishing better to fish more

We have benchmarks for how to manage fisheries sustainably but what if the assumptions that go into setting those benchmarks are wrong?

Reproductive hyperallometry and managing the world’s fisheries

Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

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