About The Group
The Evolutionary Physiology group is led by Dr Craig White at Monash University. Craig is Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Science, and a Professor in the School of Biological Sciences.
The group includes postdocs, PhD students, honours students, and undergraduate researchers. Anyone interested in collaborating with us or joining the group as a postdoc or student can contact Craig to discuss the options available.
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2012 so far…
The lab has grown significantly in 2012, with the addition of three new honours students as well as the return of Phil Matthews from Adelaide. Phil will take up an Australian Research Council DECRA in April, and will continue his … Continue reading
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
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.
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
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