Alex Jordan: CV

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Education and Academic Positions

2015    Principal Investigator. Department of Collective Behaviour, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology Konstanz

2013    Postdoctoral Fellow in Integrative Biology.  Department of Integrative Biology, The University of Texas at Austin

2012    Postdoctoral Fellow. Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, Lake Tanganyika Research Station, Mpulungu, and Osaka City University

2011     PhD in Evolutionary Biology. University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia Thesis: Social environment and the evolution of male reproductive strategy. Advisors: Professor Robert Brooks and Associate Professor Ashley Ward

2007    Bachelor of Science (Honours Class I). University of Sydney, Australia  Thesis: Reproductive biology of South African honeybees. Advisors: Professor Madeleine Beekman and Professor Ben Oldroyd

Professional and Teaching Service

Lecturer – Animal Behaviour.  University of Konstanz

Lecturer – Research Methods, UTeach program, University of Texas, 2013 and 2014. This course teaches junior and senior undergraduate students, in training to be high school science teachers, about the scientific method with an emphasis on statistical and mathematical modeling. I received a 4.8 out of 5 in instructor evaluations.

Reviewer for Journals Science, Proceedings B, Evolution, Biology Letters, The American Naturalist, J Evolutionary Biology, Animal Behaviour, Behavioral Ecology, Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, Oikos, Behaviour, J Experimental Zoology, Ethology, Journal of Neuroscience, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Science Dialogue Educator Japanese Society for the Promotion Of Science 2012. Lecturing and workshop presentation for high school biology students

Outreach Educator University of Sydney 2007-2011. Design and delivery of university biology education programs for talented high school students Teaching Assistant / Guest Lecturer University of NSW 2007-2011.

Demonstrator and supervision of major research projects for 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate courses Animal Behavior and Evolution.

Research Assistant Social Insects Lab, University of Sydney 2006-2007. Microsatellite and behavioral analysis, genotyping, DNA extraction and lab stock management

Awards and Grants (Total ~ $700,000)

2016   Minerva Stiftung Heineman Grant. How are cooperation and collective behaviour maintained as conflict increases? A study of the price of anarchy and conflict across social systems – €234,000

2015    Presidential Award for best paper appearing in The American Naturalist – $1000

2014    NSF BEACON Center for Evolution in Action Research Grant. I conceived, wrote, and am leading the research for this NSF funded grant as Principal Investigator in collaboration with Dr Hans Hofmann and Dr Chris Adami – $109,575
Ecolabs Texas Research Grant for work on learning in invasive fish species – $7895
Don Abbott Postdoctoral Research Award for an outstanding contributed presentation by a current postdoc – Runner-up American Society of Naturalists conference, Asilomar.

2013     Integrative Biology Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin – $80,000
Integrative Biology Research Grant, University of Texas at Austin – $12,000

2012     Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Research Grant – $12,000
Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowship – $100,000

2011     Crispin Rice Prize for Outreach and Communication in Evolution and Ecology – $1000 EERC
Writing and Skills Transfer Award, University of NSW – $6000

2010     Fulbright People’s Choice Award – Australia and Oceania 3MT Competition – $5000
UNSW Faculty of Science Excellence in Postgraduate Research – $3000
University of NSW Three-Minute Thesis Competition – $1000

2009    Outstanding Evolution & Ecology Researcher of the Year (Postgraduate) – $500
Best Presentation, Evolution and Ecology Research Centre Research Forum – $100

2008    UNSW SPSS Travel Grant for conference attendance – $3000
Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International Writing Grant – $500

2007    Research Travel Grant to South Africa, University of Sydney – $1500
Top-up Scholarship, The University of NSW – $17,500 Australian Postgraduate Award, Australian Department of Science – $70,000