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
I am and I am not Aboriginal, The Guardian
Lay Down The Stone Axe, The Oxonian Review
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