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.
In one of the first tests of the ‘selfish gene’ theory, Martino Malerba, Giulia Ghedini and Dustin Marshall have found direct evidence that smaller genome size is associated with fitness benefits in a species of marine microalgae.
Published in Current Biology.
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.
Published in Nature Ecology & Evolution
Emily Lombardi, Candice Bywater and Craig White test the oxygen and capacity-limited thermal tolerance theory to understand how temperature affects performance.
We know that metabolic rate varies substantially between individuals of the same species, even after accounting for size and temperature. Amanda Pettersen investigates why.
Published in Evolution Letters.
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.