About the Editor-in-Chief
Graeme Martin gained his PhD in 1983 from the University of Western Australia (UWA). He then worked for two years in France (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Tours) and three years in Scotland (Medical Research Council, Edinburgh) before returning to Australia for a joint position in CSIRO and UWA in the mid 1980s. He was promoted to full Professor (Chair) in 2001.
His research covers basic and applied science, with a focus on reproductive physiology in sheep and goats, as well as the ratite birds (emu, ostrich). He also has projects on rats, dogs, and marsupials (most targeting new approaches to contraception), and on endangered African mammals (wild dog, pygmy hippopotamus, rhinoceros). His studies involve neuroscience, histology, endocrinology, metabolic physiology, behaviour, reproductive technology, molecular biology, and computer modelling. He has won more than AU$4 million in research grants, published more than 290 refereed scientific papers (h-index = 40; more than 5000 citations – an average of 25 per article) and trained more than 25 PhD students.
He is committed to science communication (peer-to-peer, and to industry and community) and has over 20 years experience teaching it in undergraduate courses and in postgraduate workshops in Australia, Mexico, China, the UK, and Spain. Reflecting his passion for outreach, his research has been featured at least 200 times in mass media. Since 2004, he has been promoting the application of scientific discoveries to the concept of ‘clean, green and ethical’ management of livestock. In 2008, he broadened the scope of this concept by establishing a major research project, ´UWA Future Farm 2050´. He was a member of the Editorial Board of Reproduction, Fertility and Development for many years and served as the Chair during 2000–2006. He is currently a member of the editorial board of Frontiers in Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology, a specialty section of Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.
Professor Graeme B. Martin
Reproduction, Fertility and Development
School of Animal Biology M085
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009
Telephone + 61 8 6488 6781