The big disparities in species richness among evolutionary lineages have been fascinating and challenging scientists since Darwin’s time. Although geographical factors have been traditionally thought to promote speciation, the importance of ecological interactions as one of the drivers of diversification
A new study suggests that reef fish species may be hitting a ‘glass ceiling’ as water temperatures raise while reef predators receive substantial energy subsides from sources outside the reefs. An international team of researchers led by scientists at Macquarie
Diego’s research on scaling metabolism from individuals to reef-fish communities won the first prize for ‘best student presentation‘ at the The International Biogeography Society Early Career Conference 2014 in Canberra.