Centre for Evolutionary Biology

Joseph Tomkins

Joseph Tomkins

Professor Joseph Tomkins

Research Professor/Future Fellow
Centre for Evolutionary Biology

Contact details
Address
Centre for Evolutionary Biology
The University of Western Australia (M092)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
6488 2110
Email
joseph.tomkins@uwa.edu.au
Personal homepage
http://alternativetactics.org/
Location
Room 2.15, Zoology Building, Crawley 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 will soon take up an ARC Future Fellowship.
Key research
My research is in sexual selection. I am particularly interested in the genetic archetecture of sexually selected and life-history traits, allometry, phenotypic plasticity and developmental integration. Ihave a braod interest in threshold traits and their evolutionary quirks. For more infromation see http://alternativetactics.org/
Publications
All of my publications are listed elswhere:

http://alternativetactics.org/publications.htm
Future research
My Future Fellowship Research is on the Evolution of threshold traits and will cover traist as diverse as plague outbreaks in locusts to the spread of disease by ticks.
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
Behavioural Ecology
Evolutionary Genetics
Conservation Biology
Current external positions
None
 

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