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Research fellow position: ecologist / evolutionary biologist

Professor Dustin Marshall is seeking an experienced ecologist / evolutionary biologist, who specialises in microalgal biology with a strong empirical background, to explore the ways in which size affects the structure and function of marine phytoplankton.

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.

‘Oh, the places you’ll go.’ How far can marine larvae travel?

Mariana Noriega and Dustin Marshall have been working with colleagues from the United States to examine existing data to help them grasp how larval dispersal distance changes on a global scale.

Global biogeography of marine dispersal potential

Published in Nature Ecology & Evolution

What role does oxygen supply play in determining a species’ thermal tolerance?

Emily Lombardi, Candice Bywater and Craig White test the oxygen and capacity-limited thermal tolerance theory to understand how temperature affects performance.

Competition plays a part in maintaining variation in metabolic rates

We know that metabolic rate varies substantially between individuals of the same species, even after accounting for size and temperature. Amanda Pettersen investigates why.

Metabolic rate, context-dependent selection, and the competition-colonization trade-off

Published in Evolution Letters.

Lab life during lockdown

Lockdown has provided an opportunity for researchers to spend time trawling the literature for data to use in meta-analyses. Here’s an overview of what some of our lab members have been working on.

You are what you eat, but does it matter when you eat it?

Gonçalo Poças, Alexander Crosbie and Christen Mirth have explore the question: do juvenile diets determine adult size?

Can communities minimise energy wastage over time?

Giulia Ghedini and her colleagues have found that older communities of marine phytoplankton waste less energy than new or early successional communities.

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