Centre for Evolutionary Biology

Joseph Tomkins

Joseph Tomkins

Assoc/Prof Joseph Tomkins

Senior Research Fellow/Future Fellow
Evolutionary Biology, Centre for

Contact details
Address
Centre for Evolutionary Biology
The University of Western Australia (M092)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 2110
Email
joseph.tomkins@uwa.edu.au
Personal homepage
http://alternativetactics.org/
Location
Room 2.15, Zoology Building, Perth campus
Qualifications
BSc Sheff., PhD Liv.
Biography
I have an Honours degree in Zoology from the University of Sheffield, and a PhD from the University of Liverpool. Since leaving Liverpool I have had Research Fellowships in Australia and the UK. In the UK I spent 2000-2005 at the University of St Andrews and one year at the University of Exeter. At the University of Western Australia I was employed on fellowships from 1997 - 2000 and again from 2005 to 2011. I was an ARC Future Fellow from 2011-2015.
Key research
My research is in sexual selection. I am particularly interested in the genetic architecture of sexually selected and life-history traits, allometry, phenotypic plasticity and developmental integration. I have a broad interest in threshold traits and their evolutionary quirks. I am currently developing methodologies for experimentally manipulating anisogamy.
Publications
All of my publications are listed elsewhere:

https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=U-zfWKUAAAAJ&hl=en
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Graduate Research Co-ordinator for the School of Animal Biology.
Future research
My Future Fellowship Research was on the evolution of threshold traits and covered traits as diverse as mate-choice and polyandry to the spread of disease by ticks. This research is ongoing.

I have received ARC funding (starting 2017) to develop an empirical understanding of anisogamy.
Languages
I speak English; sometimes in hilarious accents. I speak Franglais and Spanglish with equal ease.
Honours and awards
I'm still waiting for my Oscar.
Patents
Inflatable thermos cleaner - patent pending.
Teaching
3rd Year Behavioural Ecology
3rd Year Evolutionary Genetics
2nd Year Conservation Biology
1st Year 'The Darwinian Revolution'
Current external positions
None
 

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