Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Biological Sciences
I am a leading vertebrate palaeontologist, specialising in the taxonomic circumscription and phylogenetic analyses of fossil birds of the Australasia - Pacific region with occasional forays into amphibia, reptilia and mammalia. A New Zealander, I have about 29 years research experience in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific, beginning work in the Museum of New Zealand and then was a private investigator for many years funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology, NZ. In late 2005, I moved to Australia to Adelaide University and obtained a PhD. I then had postdoctoral positions in Sydney (2009-2011) and Adelaide (2012) before moving to Flinders University in 2013. To date I have published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers, 5 books and numerous other technical publications, and been involved as a consultant in several television documentaries.
Vertebrate faunas of Australia, the Pacific, and New Zealand, in particular the taxonomy and phylogenetic relationships of birds and their Tertiary and Quaternary evolutionary history, and how faunal composition responded to changes in climate and vegetation patterns over time.
: Fossil birds
: Fossil birds
Am an editor for Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, and Zootaxa.
Review submitted papers for PloSOne, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, Palaeontology, Geobios, Auk, Emu, Notornis, Ibis, and many others
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|Location:||Biological Sciences (128B)|
|Postal address:||GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia|