Jared M. Field completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Sydney in mathematics and French literature. Following this he undertook a doctorate at Balliol College, Oxford in mathematical biology under the supervision of Prof Philip Maini and Prof Mike Bonsall. He is now a McKenzie Fellow broadly interested in the intersection of mathematics, ecology and evolutionary biology.
- Human life-history and the Grandmother Hypothesis (Evolutionary Game Theory)
- Bayesian modelling of behaviour (Optimal Foraging Theory, Statistical Decision Theory)
- Indigenous Australian marriage rules and genetics (Networks and stochastic algorithms)
If you have a strong interest in evolutionary biology, as well as a background in maths, please do get in touch about potential Masters projects.
Field, J.M. and Bonsall, M.B., 2017. Evolutionary stability and the rarity of grandmothering. Ecology and evolution, 7(10), pp.3574-3578.
Field, J.M. and Bonsall, M.B., 2018. Ignorance can be evolutionarily beneficial. Ecology and evolution, 8(1), pp.71-77.
Field, J.M. and Bonsall, M.B., 2018. The evolution of sleep is inevitable in a periodic world. PloS one, 13(8).
Field, J.M. and Bonsall, M.B., 2020. Experimental subjects do not know what we think they know. Scientific Reports, 10(1), pp.1-6.
Field, J.M., 2020. Maximum human life span as a function of age at first reproduction: a further test of the Grandmother Hypothesis. In Review
Brown, J., Field, J.M., 2021. The extended Price equation: migration and sex. In Review
I am and I am not Aboriginal, The Guardian
Lay Down The Stone Axe, The Oxonian Review
But goodways, The National Gallery of Victoria
Without quite knowing, IndigenousX
On ‘Our African Roots’: A First Nations Response, IndigenousX
Ngamil-a gunagala-ga!, Science Gallery
Gamilaraay Kinship Dynamics, School of Biosciences Seminar, Unimelb
Dr Jared M. Field
School of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
Email: jared.field at unimelb.edu.au
Phone: +613 8344 6136
Office: Room 312, Level 3, Old Geology South