Department of Archaeology and Natural History
School of Culture, History, and Languages
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601
Julien Louys is a vertebrate palaeontologist and palaeoecologist. He received a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Newcastle, Australia and a Bachelor of Sciences (Hons) and PhD from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He then completed a three year postdoctoral research assistant position at Liverpool John Moores University, UK, examining the use of taxon-free variables in palaeoecological analyses. His current research includes Australian marsupial palaeontology, particularly Miocene and Pliocene faunas, as well as community ecology of Pleistocene/Holocene small mammal assemblages. He is also involved in hominin and large mammal palaeoecological research of the Plio-Pleistocene of East Africa and Southeast Asia. Julien is interested in seeing a far greater integration between modern ecology and palaeoecology, particularly the examination of ecological theories in deep time, and developing novel ecological insights only discernable from examining data spanning large temporal scales.