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Starrlight Augustine

Researcher Akvaplan-nivaArctic R&D
Work address Akvaplan-niva AS Fram Centre Tromsø 9296 Norway Work Phone: +47 77 75 03 57 Website: Calls for papers for the 2017 Special Issue on DEB are now open
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Research interests:

  • Finding the simplest organisation principles for metabolism upon which all life is based
  • Comparing species sensitivity to stressors on the basis of energy budgets
  • Developmental energetics
  • Energetics of starvation
  • Mixotrophy
  • Read more here.

Important links:

  • Add-my-pet aims to collect:
    • referenced data on the energetics of animal species, such that the parameters of the standard Dynamic Energy Budget (DEB) model, and those of its different variants, can be estimated
    • code for estimating DEB parameters from these data
    • DEB parameter estimates
    • properties of species that are implied by these parameters
  • DEBwiki – A collaborative mediawiki powered encyclopedia for Dynamic Energy Budget theory
  • DEBnet – International DEB network comprising experts in a wide range of fields (aquaculture, ecotoxicology, mathematics, economics, ecology and more)

Educational activities:

Current projects:

  • Intelligent environmental risk assessment (11/2016-03/2018)
  • Modelling population dynamics using Dynamic Energy Models: application to risk assessment of chemical mixtures (more info here) (11/2015-11/2017)
  • Integrating eco-physiologcial and -toxicological data into marine ecosystem-based management (more info here) (01/2016-12/2018)
  • Dynamic Energy Budgets of polar cod (01/2016-12/2017)

Relevant scientific publications:

  1. Augustine, S. (2017) Maturity as quantifier for physiological time: Comment on “Physics of metabolic organization” by Marko Jusup et al. 20:40-42 Physics of Life Revs
  2. Ashauer, R., Albert, C., Augustine, S., Cedergreen, N., Charles, S., Ducrot, V., et al. (2016) Modelling survival: Exposure pattern, species sensitivity and uncertainty 6: 29178 Scientific Reports
  3. van der Molen, J., van Beek, J., Augustine, S., Vansteenbrugge, L., van Walraven, L., Langenberg, V., van der Veer, H., Hostens, K., and Robbens, J. (2015) Modelling survival and connectivity of Mnemiopsis leidyi in the southern North Sea and Scheldt estuaries. 11:405-424 Ocean Sci
  4. Beaudouin, R., Goussen, B., Piccini, B., Augustine, S., Brion, F., Devillers, J. and Péry, A.R.R. (2015) An Individual-Based Model of Zebrafish Population Dynamics. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0125841. doi:10.1371/journal
  5. Augustine S., Floriani, M., Camilleri, V. Gagnaire B., Kooijman S. A. L. M. and Adam-Christelle, C. (2015) Uranium induced alteration of zebrafish (Danio rerio) gut wall. 142:45-53. J Envir Radioactivity
  6. Augustine, S., Jaspers, C., Kooijman, S. A. L. M., Carlotti, F.,  Poggiale, J.-C., Freitas, V.,  van der Veer, H. and van Walraven. L. Mechanisms behind the metabolic flexibility of an invasive comb jelly. 94:156-165. J Sea Res
  7. Augustine, S., Rosa, S., Kooijman, S. A. L. M., Carlotti, F. and Poggiale, J.-C. (2014) Modelling the eco-physiology of the purple mauve stinger, Pelagia noctiluca using Dynamic Energy Budget theory. 94:52-64. J Sea Res
  8. Lika, K.,  Augustine, S., Pecquerie, L. and Kooijman, S. A. L. M. (2014) The bijection from data to parameter space with the standard deb model quantifies the supply-demand spectrum. 354:35-47 J Theor  Biol
  9. Augustine S., Gagnaire B., Adam-Christelle C. and Kooijman S. A. L. M. (2012) Impact of uranium on the metabolism of zebrafish, Danio rerio. 118-119:9-26. Aquatic Toxicol
  10. Mueller C., Augustine S., Kearney M. R., Kooijman S. A. L. M. and Seymour R. (2012) Tradeoffs between maturation and growth during accelerated development in frogs. 163:103-110. Com. Biochem Physiol A
  11. Augustine S., Litvak M. K and Kooijman S.A.L.M. (2011) Stochastic feeding of fish larvae and their metabolic handling of starvation. 66:411-418. J Sea Res
  12. Kooijman S. A. L. M., Pecquerie L., Augustine S. and Jusup M. (2011) Scenarios for acceleration in fish development and the role of metamorphosis. 66:419-423. J Sea Res
  13. Augustine S., Gagnaire B., Adam-Christelle C. and Kooijman S. A. L. M. (2011) Developmental energetics of zebrafish, Danio rerio. 159 (3):275-283. J Comp Biochem Physiol A