Academics

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Aaron Camens

Lecturer in Palaeontology

Expertise
  • Functional morphology
  • Fossil footprints
  • Palaeoecology
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Mike Lee

Professor of Evolutionary Biology

Expertise
  • Phylogenetics & macroevolution
  • Herpetology
  • Palaeontology
John Long

John Long

Strategic Professor in Palaeontology

Expertise
  • Early vertebrates
  • Fish evolution
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Gavin Prideaux

Professor in Palaeontology

Expertise
  • Australian mammals
  • Kangaroo evolution
  • Palaeoecology
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Vera Weisbecker

Associate Professor in Evolutionary Biology

Expertise
  • Marsupial evolution
  • Geometric morphometrics
Rod Wells

Rod Wells, AM

Professor Emeritus

Expertise
  • Marsupials & monotremes
  • Biomechanics
  • Wombats
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Trevor Worthy

Vice-Chancellor’s Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Expertise
  • Fossil birds
  • Australian, New Zealand & Pacific faunas

Post-doctoral researchers

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Sam Arman

Research Associate in Palaeontology

Expertise
  • Dental microwear
  • Kangaroo diets
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Brian Choo

Casual Academic

Expertise
  • Silurian & Devonian fish
  • Early vertebrates
  • Palaeo art
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Alice Clement

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Expertise
  • Early vertebrates
  • Fish evolution
  • Brain evolution
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Jacqueline Nguyen

Research Associate

Expertise
  • Osteology of passerine birds
  • Phylogenetics
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Alessandro Palci

ARC Research Associate

Expertise
  • Snake evolution
  • Mosasaurs
  • Geometric morphometrics

Research support staff

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Carey Burke

Technical Officer in Palaeontology

Expertise
  • Fossil preparation
  • Molding & casting
  • Fieldwork management
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Rachel Correll

Research Assistant

Expertise
  • Mammalian body-size ecology
  • Evolutionary ecology
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Warren Handley

Research Assistant

Expertise
  • Dromornithids
  • CT data
  • Bird brain morphology
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Elen Shute

Research Assistant

Expertise
  • Australian Quaternary bird fossils
  • Palaeoecology
  • Conservation

Research students

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Jacob Blokland

PhD candidate

Project title: A phylogenetic investigation of Oligocene-Miocene fossil ralloids (Aves, Ralloidea), and the origins of crown group Rallidae

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Arthur Crichton

PhD candidate

Project title: Pwerte Marnte Marnte: Characterising an Oligocene vertebrate fauna of central Australia

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Diana Fusco

PhD candidate

Project title: Impacts of environmental change on the late Quaternary mammalian fossil fauna at Cathedral Cave, Wellington Caves, central eastern Australia

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Grant Gully

PhD candidate

Project title: Dietary evolution and palaeoecology of the extinct diprotodontoid marsupials

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Isaac Kerr

PhD candidate

Project title: Systematics and palaeobiology of kangaroos of the late Cenozoic genus Protemnodon

Aubrey Kiernan

Honours student

Project title: Endocranial comparison of the nocturnal Letter-winged Kite to other raptors

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Ellen Mather

PhD candidate

Project title: Relationships of the fossil Accipitridae (eagles and kin) of Australia and the origins of the extant fauna

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Phoebe McInerney

PhD candidate

Project title: Reconstruction of Genyornis newtoni crania and semicircular canals for palaeoecological and phylogenetic inference

Corinne Mensforth

PhD candidate

Project title: Brain endocast relationships in living and extinct vertebrates

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Lisa Nink

PhD candidate

Project title: Comparing the early Pleistocene mammalian faunas of inland and coastal southeastern Australia

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Rachel Oertel

Honours student

Project title: The Pliocene mammalian fauna from Corra-Lynn Cave, SA and its implications for Australia’s faunal evolution

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Cassia Paragnani

PhD candidate

Project title: Systematics and evolution of echidnas

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Amy Tschirn

PhD candidate

Project title: Functional morphology and evolution of early kangaroos

Jacob van Zoelen

PhD candidate

Project title: Systematics and evolution of late Cenozoic diprotodontid marsupials