• Malerba, M. E., Wright, N., Macreadie, P., Continental-Scale Assessment of Density, Size, Distribution and Historical Trends of Farm Dams Using Deep Learning Convolutional Neural Networks. Remote SensingPDF

  • Palacios, M. M., Trevathan-Tackett, S. T., Malerba M. E., Macreadie, P. I., Effects of a nutrient enrichment pulse on blue carbon ecosystems. Marine Pollution BulletinPDF.


  • Malerba, M. E., Marshall, D. J., Palacios, M., Raven, J. A., Beardall, J., Cell size influences inorganic carbon acquisition in artificially selected phytoplankton. New PhytologistPDF

  • Malerba, M. E., Ghedini, G. & Marshall, D. J. Genome Size Affects Fitness in the Eukaryotic Alga Dunaliella tertiolecta. Current BiologyPDF

  • Malerba, M. E. & Marshall, D. J. Testing the drivers of the temperature–size covariance using artificial selection. Evolution – PDF

  • Ghedini, G., Malerba, M. E., Marshall, D. J. How to estimate community energy flux? A comparison of approaches reveals that size-abundance trade-offs alter the scaling of community energy flux. Proceeding of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences – PDF


  • Malerba, M. E., White, C. R. & Marshall, D. J. The outsized trophic footprint of marine urbanization . Front Ecol Environ – PDF

  • Malara D, Høj L, Oelgemöller M, Malerba M. E., Citarrella G, Heimann H. Sensitivity of live microalgal aquaculture feed to singlet oxygen-based photodynamic therapy. J. of Applied Phycology – PDF

  • Malerba, M. E. & Marshall, D. J. Size-abundance rules? Evolution changes scaling relationships between size, metabolism and demography. Ecology Letters  PDF

  • Palacios, M. M., Malerba, M. E. & McCormick, M. Multiple predator effects on juvenile prey survival. Oecologia – 


  • Malerba, M. E., Palacios, M. M. & Marshall, D. J. Do larger individuals cope with resource fluctuations better? An artificial selection approach. Proceeding of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences – PDF

  • Sezmis, A. L., Malerba, M. E., Marshall, D. J. & McDonald, M. J. Beneficial Mutations from Evolution Experiments Increase Rates of Growth and Fermentation. Journal of molecular evolution – PDF

  • Malerba, M. E., White, C. R. & Marshall, D. J. Eco-energetic consequences of evolutionary shifts in body size. Ecology Letters – PDF

  • Malerba, M. E., Palacios, M. M., Delgado, Y. M. P., Beardall, J. & Marshall, D. J. Cell size, photosynthesis and the package effect: an artificial selection approach. New Phytologist – 


  • Malerba, M. E., White, C. R. & Marshall, D. J. Phytoplankton size-scaling of net-energy flux across light and biomass gradients. Ecology – PDF

  • Dubuc, A., Waltham, N., Malerba, M. E. & Sheaves, M. Extreme dissolved oxygen variability in urbanised tropical wetlands: The need for detailed monitoring to protect nursery ground values. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science – 


  • Malerba, M. E., Heimann, K. & Connolly, S. R. Improving dynamic phytoplankton reserve-utilization models with an indirect proxy for internal nitrogen. J. Theoretical Biology – PDF

  • Malerba, M. E., Heimann, K. & Connolly, S. R. Nutrient utilization traits vary systematically with intraspecific cell size plasticity. Functional Ecology – PDF

  • Malerba, M. E., Connolly, S. R. & Heimann, K. Standard flow cytometry as a rapid and non-destructive proxy for cell nitrogen quota. Journal of Applied Phycology – PDF

  • Cameron, H., Monro, K., Malerba, M. E., Munch, S. & Marshall, D. J. Why do larger mothers produce larger offspring? A test of classic theory. Ecology – 

    Before 2016

  • Malerba, M. E., Connolly, S. R. & Heimann, K. (2015) An experimentally validated nitrate-ammonium-phytoplankton model including effects of starvation length and ammonium inhibition on nitrate uptake. Ecological Modelling  – PDF

  • Malerba, M. E., Connolly, S. R. & Heimann, K. (2012) Nitrate-nitrite dynamics and phytoplankton growth: Formulation and experimental evaluation of a dynamic model. Limnology Oceanography – PDF