About me

I’m a PhD candidate in the Quantitative & Applied Ecology Group at the School of Botany, University of Melbourne and Museum Victoria. I am supervised by Brendan Wintle (UM), Tim O’Hara (MV) and Piers Dunstan (CSIRO).

My research focus on macro-ecological patterns of diversity and developing methods to aim in their description. I largely work on describing and exploring patterns of deep-sea biodiversity, only with trying to understand the processes that shape them.

I’m also very interested in modelling macro-ecological pattern in other systems and focus on the ways to quantify, species richness, beta-diversity, community composition and the spatial aggregation of rare species, where rare can mean being uncommon, regionally endemic or a habitat specialist.

All the software I have developed or am in the process of developing is available at my GitHub page: https://github.com/skiptoniam. If you have any interest in my research, feel free to contact me at swoolley@museum.vic.gov.au.


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