Researcher Profile

Dr Joseph Tomkins

Joseph Tomkins
Joseph Tomkins

Phone: +61 8 6488 2110

Research Expertise:
  • Allometry
  • Alternative reproductive tactics
  • Alternative strategies
  • Genetic variation
  • Inbreeding
  • Sexual selection
  • Threshold traits


3rd Year Behavioural Ecology
3rd Year Evolutionary Genetics
2nd Year Conservation Biology
1st Year 'The Darwinian Revolution'


BSc Sheff., PhD Liv.

Future Research

My Future Fellowship Research was on the evolution of threshold traits and covered traits as diverse as mate-choice and polyandry to the spread of disease by ticks. This research is ongoing.

I have received ARC funding (starting 2017) to develop an empirical understanding of anisogamy.

Roles, responsibilities and expertise

Graduate Research Co-ordinator for the School of Animal Biology.


I have an Honours degree in Zoology from the University of Sheffield, and a PhD from the University of Liverpool. Since leaving Liverpool I have had Research Fellowships in Australia and the UK. In the UK I spent 2000-2005 at the University of St Andrews and one year at the University of Exeter. At the University of Western Australia I was employed on fellowships from 1997 - 2000 and again from 2005 to 2011. I was an ARC Future Fellow from 2011-2015.

ID: 46248

Most frequent journals
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: series B

    ISSNs: 0962-8452, 1471-2954, 0080-4649

    Royal Soc

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.89

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Journal of Evolutionary Biology

    ISSNs: 1010-061X, 1420-9101

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 2.96 SJR 1.859 SNIP 1.027

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Evolution

    ISSNs: 0014-3820, 1558-5646

    BioOne (Society for the Study of Evolution)

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 4.25 SJR 2.942 SNIP 1.386

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Behavioural Ecology

    ISSNs: 1045-2249, 1465-7279

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1465-7279

    Oxford University Press

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 2.71 SJR 1.642 SNIP 1.252

    Journal: ERA2018


    ISSNs: 0169-5347, 1872-8383


    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 10.65 SJR 8.96 SNIP 4.843

    Journal: ERA2018

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