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Petter Zahl Marki

Senior Adviser

F3 066 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )
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Senior adviser, Division of Research Management

Contact person for the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Humanities and Education and the Faculty of Fine Arts in relation to project development and application processes for external funding. Expert areas include SFI/SFF, EU, ERC and MSCA.


Work and academic experience:

2019 - present: Senior adviser, UiA

2018-2019: Postdoctoral researcher (evolutionary biology) - University of Copenhagen

2015-2017: Ph.D  (evolutionary biology) - University of Copenhagen/University of Oslo

2014: Research assistant - Universitetet i København


Social media and websites:

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.no/citations?user=Y3QRIVsAAAAJ&hl=en

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Petter_Zahl_Marki


Professional services and activities:

Member: Society for the Study of Evolution, International Biogeography Society, ForBio Research School in Biosystematics, British Ornithologists’ Club, Norwegian Ornithological Society, Oriental Bird Club

Reviewer: Heredity, Zoologica Scripta, Journal of Avian Biology, Journal of Biogeography, Journal of Ornithology, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution



Bodawatta KH, Synek P, Bos N, Garcia‐del‐Rey E, Koane B, Marki PZ, Albrecht T, Lifjeld JT, Poulsen MT, Munclinger P, Sam K, Jønsson KA (2020) Spatiotemporal patterns of avian host-parasite interactions in the face of biogeographical range expansions. Molecular Ecology 29:2431-2448.


Kennedy, JD, Marki PZ, Fjeldså J, Rahbek C (2020) The association between morphological and ecological characters across a global passerine radiation. Journal of Animal Ecology 89:1094-1108.


Omotoriogun TC, Albrecht T, Gohli J, Hořák D, Johannessen LE, Johnsen A, Kreisinger J, Marki PZ, Ottosson U, Rowe M, Sedláček O, Lifjeld JT (2020) Sperm length variation among Afrotropical songbirds reflects phylogeny rather than adaptations to the tropical environment. Zoology 140:125770.


Lifjeld JT, Gohli J, Albrecht T, Garcia-del-Rey E, Johannessen LE, Kleven O, Marki PZ, Omotoriogun TC, Rowe M, Johnsen A. (2019) Evolution of female promiscuity in Passerides songbirds. BMC Evolutionary Biology 19:1-14. 


Marki PZ, Kennedy JD, Cooney CR, Rahbek C, Fjeldså J (2019) Adaptive radiation and the evolution of nectarivory in a large songbird clade. Evolution 73:1226-1240.


Jønsson KA, Blom MPK, Marki PZ, Joseph L, Sangster G, Ericson PGP, Irestedt M (2019) Complete subspecies-level phylogeny of the Oriolidae (Aves: Passeriformes): Out of Australasia and return. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 137:200-209.


Jønsson, KA, Reeve AH, Blom MPK, Irestedt M, Marki PZ (2019) Unrecognised (species) diversity in New Guinean passerine birds. Emu - Austral Ornithology 1-9


Kennedy JD, Borregaard MK, Marki PZ, Machac A, Fjeldså J, Rahbek C (2018) Expansion in geographical and morphological space drives continued lineage diversification in a global passerine radiation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20182181.


Marki PZ, Fjeldså J, Irestedt M, Jønsson KA (2018) Molecular phylogenetics and species limits in a cryptically coloured radiation of Australo-Papuan passerine birds (Pachycephalidae: Colluricincla). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 124:100-105.


García-Navas V, Rodríguez-Rey M, Marki PZ, Christidis L (2018) Environmental determinism, and not interspecific competition, drive morphological variability in Australasian warblers (Acanthizidae). Ecology and Evolution 8:3871-3882.


Jønsson KA, Borregaard MK, Carstensen DW, Hansen LA, Kennedy JD, Machac A, Marki PZ, Fjeldså J, Rahbek C (2017) Biogeography and biotic assembly of Indo-Pacific corvoid passerine Birds. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 48:231-253.


Marki PZ, Jønsson KA, Irestedt M, Nguyen JMT, Rahbek C, Fjeldså J (2017) Supermatrix phylogeny and biogeography of the Australasian Meliphagides radiation (Aves: Passeriformes). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 107: 516-529.


Kennedy JD, Borregaard MK, Jønsson KA, Marki PZ, Fjeldså J, Rahbek C (2016) The influence of wing morphology upon the dispersal, geographic distributions and diversification of a global radiation of passerine birds (Aves: Corvides). Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 283: 20161922


Marki PZ, Sam K, Koane B, Kristensen JB, Kennedy JD, Jønsson KA (2016) New and noteworthy bird records from the Mt. Wilhelm elevational gradient, Papua New Guinea. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 136(4): 263-271.


Marki PZ, Fabre P-H, Jønsson KA, Rahbek C, Fjeldså J, Kennedy JD (2015) Breeding system evolution influenced the geographic expansion and diversification of the core Corvoidea (Aves: Passeriformes). Evolution 69(7):1874-1924.


Marki PZ, Lagerqvist M, Banwell A (2014) Recent observations of White-eyed Starling Aplonis brunneicapillus on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 134(3):234-237.

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