Tuesday 7 August 2012
Our Erskine Fellow
Professor Robert (Bob) Warner arrived on 25th July. Bob is being hosted by the Marine Ecology Research Group. He is currently Professor of Marine Biology in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His work spans two areas of fish biology. The first is the evolution of mating systems and life histories. Past topics include the evolution of sex change and other forms of hermaphroditism in animals, sexual selection and the development of secondary sexual characters, gamete allocation, the dynamics of parental care allocation, the economics of territorial defense, and social effects on life-history allocations. His second area of research is in population biology, concentrating mainly on the dynamics of recruitment in marine fishes. He is interested in what determines variability in recruitment, the extent to which recruitment determines subsequent population dynamics, and the degree to which local populations of fishes are self-seeding. This work is related to his recent studies about the efficacy of marine reserves. His research has been supported primarily by the US National Science Foundation, the Packard Foundation, and the Moore Foundation.
Bob is giving a two talks, see details below.
Jane Gosden, MSc candidate, wrote an article for Canta about her subantarctic trip. It's in last week's issue and is online here: http://canta.co.nz/features/new-zealands-forgotten-isles/
Recent publications in the school
de Sassi, C., Lewis, O.T. and Tylianakis, J.M. (2012). Plant-mediated and nonadditive effects of two global change drivers on an insect herbivore community. Ecology 93(8): 1892-1901.
Pilkington, S.M., Montefiori, M., Jameson, P.E. and Allan, A.C. (2012). The control of chlorophyll levels in maturing kiwifruit. Planta: doi:10.1007/s00425-00012-01723-x.
Song, J., Jiang, L. and Jameson, P.E. (2012). Co-ordinate regulation of cytokinin gene family members during flag leaf and reproductive development in wheat. BMC Plant Biology 12(1): 78.
The following items ordered against your school/departmental non-continuing target have been received recently by the library. Please note this is NOT a complete list of all items of potential interest to your department. To view ALL new books in your subject area, please access the relevant subject lists available from the New Titles List:
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- Diatoms of Europe: diatoms of the European inland waters and
In Library, Central Library, QK 569 .D54 .D5411 2000
- Principles of animal physiology
Moyes, Christopher D.
In Library, Central Library, QP 31.2 .M69 2008
- Chameleons of Africa: an atlas: including the chameleons of
Europe, the Middle East and Asia
Tilbury, Colin R.
In Library, Central Library, QL 666 .L23 .T55 2010
- Flora of Peninsular Malaysia
New book display, Central Library, QK 365 .F56 2010
- Flora of Peninsular Malaysia
Parris, B. S.
New book display, Central Library, QK 529 .M4 .F56 2010
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