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Eco-evolutionary consequences of food regimes

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posted on 2023-06-30, 01:45 authored by ALEXANDER BLAKE
Copepods are an essential link in marine foodchains and the global carbon cycle. Climate change will dramatically reshape food availability for copepods, but we still have no idea how they will evolve to cope with this change. I explored the short-term plastic responses and long-term evolutionary responses to food levels in a marine copepod using laboratory experiments and integral projection models. I report copepods responses to food that were unanticipated by previous research, and how change-induced impacts on phytoplankton could alter copepod life histories in ways that may have unforeseen knock-on effects for marine foodwebs and the global carbon pump.

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Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Dustin Marshall

Additional supervisor 1

Tim Coulson

Year of Award

2023

Department, School or Centre

Biological Sciences

Additional Institution or Organisation

University of Oxford

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

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Faculty of Science

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