Dr Riccardo Ton
Postdoctoral Research Associate. Working on ARC funded project The sparrows in the mining towns: a century of adaption to pollution.
“I started catching sparrows in my grandmother backyard in Italy at age 6 and now I am catching them in someone’s else backyard in Australia. While the reasons of my research have changed over time, my enthusiasm, curiosity and passion for biology has remained the same. I am inteseted in understanding why and how eggs, baby, and adult birds adjust and adapt phisiologically, behaviorally and evolutionarily to biotic and abiotic factors.”
We welcome enquiries from anyone interested in working in the group as a postdoc and on the ongoing research projects that we have. There are a number of options for securing funds and in the recent past I have helped people to successfully apply for Australian Research Council DECRA’s, Macquarie University Research Fellowships, and Endeavour Fellowships. We would also be happy to act as a host for those applyng for funding from overseas programs such as the Marie Curie, or NSF overseas positions.
Stephan Leu (moved to a permanent position at University of Adelaide)
Andrea Crino (moved to another post-doc at Deakin)
Paul McDonald (moved to a permanent position at UNE)
Sarah Pryke (went on to a Future Fellowship at ANU)
Amanda Ridley (went on to a Future Fellowship at UWA)
Lee Ann Rollins (now on a fellowship at Deakin University)