News from Centre for Ocean Life

Illustration of copepod individual level and community level
16 NOV

A general size- and trait-based model of plankton communities

Most models of plankton communities, such as NPZ-type models, ignore the life-cycle (ontogeny) of multicellular zooplankton. Here, we propose a model framework along the...

Age-based and size-based illustrations
16 NOV

Size-based theory for fisheries advice

Today’s advice for fisheries management uses the venerable “Beverton-Holt” theory of fish demography. The theory describes the abundance of fish of different...

09 NOV

How are marine organisms adapted to seasonality?

One of the most conspicuous features over much of the world’s oceans is the seasonal variation in environmental conditions (e.g. light, temperature, nutrients, food...

Three PhD defenses coming up at the Centre
30 OCT

Three PhD defenses coming up at the Centre

Three PhD students at the Ocean Life Centre will defend their dissertations in the coming weeks giving us all something to look forward to as 2020 draws to a close. ...

Fishing on the sea
20 OCT

Open science to manage redistributing fish

Marine fish are rapidly shifting their spatial distributions under climate change across the globe. Building the capacity to track species range shifts is essential for...

Fish behavior
25 SEP

Do fish grow faster in warmer waters?

Large-scale climate change projections of fish generally assume that warming waters enhance fish growth. If correct, tropical fish should grow much faster than temperate...

Life in the ocean
24 SEP

Commonly assumed organismal trade-off falsified

Biodiversity is governed by organismal trade-offs, but a commonly assumed trade-off, the gleaner-exploiter trade-off, does not exist. This is demonstrated in a new paper...

Illustration fishes as abundant and diverse vertebrates.
27 AUG

New book on fish physiology

With over 30,000 species, fishes are the most abundant and diverse vertebrates on the planet. This new edition of the textbook ‘The Physiology of Fishes’ explores...

Illustrations of diatoms, copepods, copepod cues, and thick-shelled diatoms
19 AUG

Diatoms increase their defense when they smell danger

Diatoms live in a protective silica shell. A new study demonstrates that diatoms increase the thickness of the shell in the presence of their copepod predators but at the...


News from Centre for Ocean Life
12 MAY 2021