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 28 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 three research papers: (i) a database collating radiocarbon dates of Late-Quaternary Holarctic megafauna, (ii) an expert survey examining the reliability of bone pretreatment prior to radiocarbon dating, and (iii) a method for estimating extinction time using time series of radiocarbon dates. Additionally, I am leading a theme section on the effects of global changes on biodiversity in a Spanish magazine.