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Metabolic rate reveals the demands of an Arctic existence in cormorants

A new paper, just published in Ecology, examines day-to-day variation in the energy expenditure of great cormorants Phalacrocorax carbo at the northern limit of the range, above the Arctic circle.  Using a biologging approach, we measured metabolic rate and diving … Continue reading

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Using light as a lure is an efficient predatory strategy in an Australian glowworm

The results of Robyn Willis’ honours research, supervised by Dave Merritt and Craig White, has shown that bioluminescence is cheap for the Australian glowworm Arachnocampa flava.  Her paper has just appeared online in the Journal of Comparative Physiology B.

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Discontinuous gas exchange in insects: Is it all in their heads?

Phil Matthews’ latest research, available online in The American Naturalist, proposes a new Neural Hypothesis for discontinuous gas exchange in insects.  This hypothesis suggests that discontinuous gas exchange results from the thoracic and abdominal ganglia regulating ventilation in the absence of … Continue reading

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Will cormorants benefit from a warming Arctic?

A new paper, accepted this week for publication in Ibis, examines the relationship between sea surface temperature and rates of population change of great cormorants that breed near Disko Island, Greenland.  Cormorant populations in this area increase in size when sea … Continue reading

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White Lab at SEB 2010

Research conducted in the White lab was presented in 5 talks and 4 posters at the Society for Experimental Biology Annual Main Meeting in Prague. The meeting was attended by Craig White, Philip Matthews, and Natalie Schimpf.

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