Jarome Ali, PhD Candidate

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Princeton University


About me

I am an evolutionary biologist and ecologist. I am interested in the diversity of life. Why is life so abundant? What are the processes that structure this abundance in space and time? As a PhD candidate in the Stoddard lab at Princeton University, I am studying the diversity and evolution of plumage colouration in parrots.

Jarome Ali

PhD candidate



Ali, J. R., Blonder, B, Pigot, A. L. & Tobias, J. A. (2022) Bird extinctions threaten to cause disproportionate reductions of functional diversity and uniqueness. Functional Ecology


Tobias, J. A., … , Ali, J. R., … & Schleuning, M. (2022). AVONET: morphological, ecological and geographical data for all birds. Ecology Letters, 25(3), 581-597.


Ali, J. R., Deacon, A. E., Mahabir, K., Ramnarine, I. W., & Magurran, A. E. (2018). Heterospecific shoaling in an invasive poeciliid: shared history does not affect shoal cohesion. Animal Behaviour, 138, 1-8.


Morris, J., Ford, A. G. P., Ali, J. R., Peart, C. R., Bills R., & Day, J. J. (2015) High levels of genetic structure and striking phenotypic variability in a sexually dimorphic suckermouth catfish from the African Highveld. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.


  • 2003-2010
    Naparima College
    Trinidad and Tobago

  • 2011-2014
    BSc Zoology
    University College London

  • 2015-2016
    MSc Ecology,
    Evolution and Ecology
    University College London

  • 2017-present
    PhD Candidate
    Princeton University

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