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.
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.
Published in The American Naturalist.
Tess Laidlaw and her colleagues have found that females had a higher upper limit of thermal tolerance than males but, when infected with a pathogen, this difference disappeared.
Filip Ruzicka and Tim Connallon challenge the theory that the X chromosome is a ‘hot spot’ for sexually antagonistic genetic polymorphism
Published in Ecology and Evolution.
Published in New Phytology.
Winners and losers: why developmental strategy is important in determining marine invertebrate distributions under future climate
Dustin Marshall and Mariana Álvarez-Noriega found rising ocean temperatures will impact early life stages of marine invertebrates and change the patterns in the distribution of species. Species in which mothers invest more heavily in offspring will be the biggest losers.
Published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Surviving starvation: feeding is not imperative to complete larval development for the copepod Tisbe sp.
Alex Gangur and Dustin Marshall have identified a facultative feeder: a found a small crustacean that benefits from feeding in the larval stage, but can also complete larval development without food, albeit at a developmental cost.