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), and a visiting scholar at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland).
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 academic research plan at the interface of anatomy, physiology and demography to answer the question: how do organisms deal with harsh conditions? To that end, I draw from a variety of approaches that include histological examinations, ecophysiological measurements, latitudinal gradients, long-term demographic censuses, ecological modeling, mathematical simulations and comparative biology.
Contact: r.salguero@ uq.edu.au or salguero@ demogr.mpg.de or rob.salguero@ tcd.ie
Current academic address:
School of Natural Sciences, Department of Zoology.
Trinity College Dublin. Dublin 2, Ireland, P: +353 (0) 1896 2780
Permanent academic address:
University of Queensland, Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science
Goddard (Building #8), St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia
Office phone: +61 7 3365 1376