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Alistair works in the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University as a Senior Research Fellow and ARC Future Fellow.

Alistair's research areas of interest are:

  • functional morphology, particularly of mammalian teeth
  • 3D imaging and analysis
  • morphological evolution
  • evolution and development (evo-devo)
  • body mass evolution
  • evolutionary rates


  • Functional morphology
  • Evolution
  • 3D imaging and analysis

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Projects 2008 2020

Research Output 1998 2018

A Miocene pygmy right whale fossil from Australia

Marx, F. G., Park, T., Fitzgerald, E. M. G. & Evans, A. R., 1 Jan 2018, In : PeerJ. 2018, 6, 15 p., e5025.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Clawed forelimbs allow northern seals to eat like their ancient ancestors

Hocking, D. P., Marx, F. G., Sattler, R., Harris, R. N., Pollock, T. I., Sorrell, K. J., Fitzgerald, E. M. G., McCurry, M. R. & Evans, A. R., 18 Apr 2018, In : Royal Society Open Science. 5, 4, 11 p., 172393.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Convergent evolution of an extreme dietary specialisation, the olfactory system of worm-eating rodents

Martinez, Q., Lebrun, R., Achmadi, A. S., Esselstyn, J. A., Evans, A. R., Heaney, L. R., Miguez, R. P., Rowe, K. C. & Fabre, P. H., 1 Dec 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 13 p., 17806.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Inferring mammal dietary ecology from dental morphology

Evans, A. R. & Pineda-Munoz, S., 1 Jan 2018, Methods in Paleoecology: Reconstructing Cenozoic Terrestrial Environments and Ecological Communities. Croft, D. A., Su, D. F. & Simpson, S. W. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Springer-Praxis, p. 37-51 15 p. (Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Three-dimensional (3D) geometric morphometric analysis of human premolars to assess sexual dimorphism and biological ancestry in Australian populations

Yong, R., Ranjitkar, S., Lekkas, D., Halazonetis, D., Evans, A., Brook, A. & Townsend, G., 1 Jun 2018, In : American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 166, 2, p. 373-385 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review