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Using the Metabolic Index to predict responses to global change

So we can't really count this as work from the lab, but the paper is so cool it has to be highlighted. Post-doc Murray Duncan has recently published work from his Phd thesis using the Metabolic Index to demonstrate how variable oxygen and temperature conditions set range limits for the Roman Seabream in South Africa. These analyses also predict how global change will likely affect its range in the future. The paper is published here in Conservation Physiology. We are currently using this ecophysiological framework to address questions ranging from ancient mass extinctions and evolutionary radiations, to Pleistocene-Holocene paleoceanography, to specific impacts on keystone species in the California Current ecosystem, and it is great to have a physiologist like Murray helping to show us the way!