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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.

How does size, fragmentation and food affect metabolic rates in a bryozoan?

Lukas Schuster has been working with PhD supervisors Craig White and Dustin Marshall to find out how metabolic rate changes with size in the colonial marine invertebrate Bugula neritina.

The origin and maintenance of metabolic allometry in animals

Published in Nature Ecology & Evolution.

Influence of food, body size, and fragmentation on metabolic rate in a sessile marine invertebrate

Published in Invertebrate Biology.

Why do cooler mothers produce larger offspring?

In a recently published letter, Amanda Pettersen and her PhD supervisors propose a simple model to explain a pervasive conundrum: why do cooler mothers produce larger offspring?

New projects 2019

A number of large new projects will be getting underway this year as a result of ARC funding schemes.

Debating growth and reproduction

A recent opinion piece by Dustin Marshall and Craig White has sparked lively debate in the scientific community about our current understanding of reproductive biology and growth dynamics.

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?”

 

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