Dr Salvador Herrando-Perez
I am a quantitative ecologist with a general interest in how environmental variation shapes biodiversity. I have strong expertise in R programming, multivariate ordination and multi-model inference, and collation and curation of biodiversity datasets. I have published 29 peer-reviewed papers and more than 100 popular-science articles, lectured 15 postgraduate courses on multivariate statistics and described 4 species new to science. I hold a BSc in Biology/Zoology (1991), a MPhil in marine ecology (1996), a PhD in demography (2012) and have completed two postdocs in ecophysiology (2015) and palaeoecology (2020).
In my current contract with the University of Adelaide, I am working on extinction and colonization processes of Pleistocene and Holocene megafauna, including four papers in progress: (i) database with radiocarbon dates of Holarctic megafauna, (ii) expert survey on reliability of bone pretreatment prior to radiocarbon dating, (iii) method for estimating extinction time using time series of radiocarbon dates, and (iv) demographic analysis of Australian carnivores. During this post, I have contributed my statistical and programming expertise to additional projects on aquatic metagenomics and population genetics. I am also leading a theme section on the effects of global changes on biodiversity in a Spanish magazine.