Position

Sci & Eng Casual Academic
School of Biological Sciences

Biography

Sam's academic career began studying undergraduate arts and science at Flinders, with a brief sojourn into GIS at TAFE. Undertaking honours in 2010-2011, he looked at scratch marks in Tight Entrance Cave, WA, concluding them to likely be formed by Thylacoleo the 'marsupial lion' and Sarcophilus the 'tasmanian devil'. Beginning a PhD in August 2011, he is currently looking at microwear dietary analysis of kangaroos and what it can tell us about niche partitioning and diet in South Australian Pleistocene ecosystems. He is the proud father of two chickens, plays drums and ultimate frisbee badly and is looking forward to becoming a better speller.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy and English major)
Bachelor of Science (Ecology, Behavior and Evolution major)
Vocational Graduate Diploma in Spatial Information Systems
Bachelor of Science (Honours) H1A

Honours, awards and grants

2006 Ecobusiness Consultants Nonfiction Prize
2008 Chancellors Commendation for academic performance
2011 Chancellors Commendation for academic performance
2011 University Medal

Publications

  • Wells, R.T., Williams, D.L.G., Camens, A.B., Bestland, E.A., Spooner, N., Arman, S.D., et al. (2013). The 'Mammaliferous Drift': alluvial fans, climate and megafauna of the eastern Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia. In CAVEPS 2013 Program and Abstracts. Bedford Park, SA: Flinders University of South Australia. 14th Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology & Systematics. Adelaide, SA. Sep 2013, pp. 87-88.
  • Arman, S.D. and Prideaux, G.J. (2016). Behaviour of the Pleistocene marsupial lion deduced from claw marks in a southwestern Australian cave. Scientific Reports, 6(Art: 21372)
    [10.1038/srep21372] [Scopus]
  • Arman, S.D., Ungar, P.S., Brown, C., DeSantis, L.R., Schmidt, C. and Prideaux, G.J. (2016). Minimizing inter-microscope variability in dental microwear texture analysis. Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties, 4(Art: 024007)
    [10.1088/2051-672X/4/2/024007] [Scopus]
  • Arman, S.D. and Prideaux, G.J. (2015). Dietary classification of extant kangaroos and their relatives (Marsupialia: Macropodoidea) Austral Ecology, 40(8) pp. 909-922.
    [10.1111/aec.12273] [Scopus]
  • Arman, S.D. and Prideaux, G.J. (2016). Behaviour of the Pleistocene marsupial lion deduced from claw marks in a southwestern Australian cave. Scientific Reports, 6(Art: 21372)
    [10.1038/srep21372] [Scopus]
  • Arman, S.D., Ungar, P.S., Brown, C., DeSantis, L.R., Schmidt, C. and Prideaux, G.J. (2016). Minimizing inter-microscope variability in dental microwear texture analysis. Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties, 4(Art: 024007)
    [10.1088/2051-672X/4/2/024007] [Scopus]
  • Arman, S.D. and Prideaux, G.J. (2015). Dietary classification of extant kangaroos and their relatives (Marsupialia: Macropodoidea) Austral Ecology, 40(8) pp. 909-922.
    [10.1111/aec.12273] [Scopus]
  • Wells, R.T., Williams, D.L.G., Camens, A.B., Bestland, E.A., Spooner, N., Arman, S.D., et al. (2013). The 'Mammaliferous Drift': alluvial fans, climate and megafauna of the eastern Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia. In CAVEPS 2013 Program and Abstracts. Bedford Park, SA: Flinders University of South Australia. 14th Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology & Systematics. Adelaide, SA. Sep 2013, pp. 87-88.

Professional and community engagement

Secretary for the Flinders University Palaeontology Society

Postgraduate Student Representative on the Faculty of Science and Engineering Board

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