Rob Salguero-Gómez, PhD Ecology, Evolution & Biodiversity
I am an Australian Research Council DECRA fellow at the University of Queensland (Australia), a research fellow of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Germany), a visiting fellow at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), and a member of Brezal Mediterráneo at Universidad de Cádiz (Spain).
Main research questions:
- What strategies allow desert organisms to cope with extreme stochastic conditions and how will climate change affect their future performance?
- What conditions favor the evolution of senesce, and how can senescence be delayed or even avoided?
- What are the main drivers of life history diversity?
- Are ecological trade-offs (e.g. survival and reproduction) weaker in modular organisms compared to unitary species?
- How do anatomical constraints and physiological mechanisms modulate population dynamics?
My ultimate goal is to develop an integrative academic research plan where my group uses molecular, anatomic and physiological approaches to examine demographic aspects of an organism' life cycle through a combination angles including field and lab work, as well as ecological modeling and comparative biology.
Contact: r.salguero AT uq.edu.au or salguero AT demogr.mpg.de or rob.salguero AT tcd.ie
University of Queensland, Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science