Prof Marcel Jackson

Research interests

My research interests are semigroups, universal algebra and their application. A sample of specific topics of interest include:

    • Finite basis problems for varieties, quasivarieties;

    • Computational complexity and decidability/undecidability, especially for problems relating to finite semigroups/algebras;

    • Semigroups of relations (relation algebras), functions (function semigroups), and their applications in computer science;

    • The theory of natural dualities;

    • Boolean topological algebras/structures.

The most up-to-date version of my publication list can be found here, though Google scholar is probably just as useful.

My La Trobe Scholar page also has up to date information on articles that have appeared, and other professional activities within La Trobe University.

I am one of the group leaders for the Research Group in General Algebra and its Applications, which has hosted a mostly weekly seminar for 20 years.


  • Co-managing editor: Algebra Universalis. (Submit via journal webpage.)

  • Associate editor: Semigroup Forum. (Consult editorial board, and submit articles by email to appropriate editor. I prefer semigroup related article in the areas of my research interests, above.)

Upcoming Events!

* Finite Model Theory and Many-Valued Logics: challenges and interactions (Online via UQ, November 10-12)

* Statistics and Mathematical Modelling in Combination (La Trobe University, Collins St Campus, November 16-18):

This event is followed by the Asia Pacific Forum of Mathematics for Industry "Mathematics of Public Health and Sustainability":

* Australian Algebra Conference (November 28 to 30, University of Sunshine Coast)


    • Link to Greanvine (Etsy shop for drawings and greeting cards). A very inactive shop, and happy to keep it that way!

The following subpages have been under construction for around 20 years, some of them moderately complete. Most of the coastal traversing page has been moved thesarvo, though it lacks the pictures I have here.

To the official home page of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

To the list of La Trobe Mathematics and Statistics Personal Home Pages.