John Alroy's lab at Macquarie University
The students currently associated with my lab include:
- Diego Barneche (macroecology of coral reef fishes; supervisor Josh Madin)
- Nick Chan (evolution of body mass in flightless birds; supervisor me)
- Julieta Martinelli (latitudinal gradients in Australian molluscs; supervisor Matthew Kosnik)
- Silvia Pineda Muñoz (community paleoecology of Old World and Australian mammals; supervisor me)
I'm currently looking for both Australian and international graduate students and eager to work with applicants for ARC DECRA postdocs.
I have no direct control over student funding at the moment, but I can endorse applications for university-wide PhD scholarships that would start at any time after 1 January 2013.
If you are interested in joining our group, please do contact me.
Attach a CV and transcripts and describe potential topics for your PhD project.
Because I'm not currently teaching, only students already having a strong background in organismal biology and data analysis methods should consider applying.
Also, please note that Macquarie admissions standards are strict and only students having earned the equivalent of a two-year master's degree and with strong grades are likely to be accepted.
As a student or postdoc here you would be housed in the Macquarie Palaeobiology Lab along with members of the Glenn Brock and Matthew Kosnik's groups.
Although my work is mostly analytical, our shared lab space has standard equipment and facilities for collecting and preparing fossil and Recent specimens.
Not to mention the usual computational resources associated with the Paleobiology Database operations I oversee.
And a Rancilio Silvia.
In addition, our department houses faculty members such as Drew Allen, Lesley Hughes, David Nipperess, Mark Westoby, and many others with strong interests in macroecology and macroevolution.
With all due respect and no pun intended, our department really rocks!