Jason Kennington

Dr, BSc PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M092), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 995 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
1993 …2022
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Teaching overview

Unit Coordinator
Conservation Genetics (BIOL5542)
Field Studies in Zoology (ANIM2209)
Evolutionary Processes (ANIM3362)

Contributor
Frontiers in Biology (BIOL1130)
Principles of Inheritance (GENE2250)

Biography

I received my PhD in population genetics from The University of Western Australia in 1997 and held postdoctoral positions at University College London and La Trobe University before returning to UWA to take up a UWA postdoctoral fellowship in 2003. I became a lecturer in the School of Animal Biology in 2006. My research focuses on the genetics of adaptation and the genetic threats of extinction posed to small populations.

Teaching overview

Unit Coordinator
Conservation Genetics (BIOL4402)
Evolutionary Genetics (GENE3360)
Evolutionary Processes (ANIM3362)

Contributor
Frontiers in Biology (BIOL1130)
Principles of Inheritance (GENE2250)

Research

Genetic basis of phenotypic variation in Drosophila
Population genetics of marine species
Population genetic consequences of small population size

Keywords

  • Genetics
  • Evolution
  • Population genetics
  • Conservation genetics

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Projects 2003 2022

Research Output 1993 2018

Evolutionary divergence in competitive mating success through female mating bias for good genes

Dugand, R. J., Jason Kennington, W. & Tomkins, J. L., 23 May 2018, In : Science Advances. 4, 5, Y.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Diptera
Genes
Spermatozoa
Desiccation
Drosophila melanogaster

Genetic diversity of a hitchhiker and prized food source in the Anthropocene: the Asian green mussel Perna viridis (Mollusca, Mytilidae)

Dias, P. J., Gilg, M. R., Lukehurst, S. S., Kennington, W. J., Huhn, M., Madduppa, H. H., McKirdy, S. J., de Lestang, P., Teo, S. L. M., Lee, S. S. C. & McDonald, J. I., Jul 2018, In : Biological Invasions. 20, 7, p. 1749-1770

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Perna viridis
Mytilidae
Mollusca
vessel
genetic variation

High levels of polyandry, but limited evidence for multiple paternity, in wild populations of the western rock lobster (Panulirus cygnus)

Loo, J., Kennington, W. J., de Lestang, S., How, J. & Evans, J. P., 1 May 2018, In : Ecology and Evolution. 8, 9, p. 4525-4533 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Panulirus cygnus
polyandry
paternity
lobster
lobsters

Multivariate Sexual Selection on Ejaculate Traits under Sperm Competition

Lymbery, R. A., Kennington, W. J. & Evans, J. P., 6 Apr 2018, In : American Naturalist. 192, 1, p. 1-11

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sperm competition
sexual selection
sperm
spermatozoa
spawning

Sperm competition and gamete interactions in a marine broadcast spawner

Lymbery, R. A., 2018, (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

File
sperm competition
sexual selection
germ cells
chemoattractants
spawning

Datasets

Data from: Local genetic patchiness but no regional differences between Indo-West Pacific populations of the dogtooth tuna Gymnosarda unicolor

Bentley, B. (Creator), Harvey, E. (Creator), Newman, S. J. (Creator), Welch, D. J. (Creator), Smith, A. K. (Creator), Kennington, W. (Creator), Dryad Digital Repository, 24 Jun 2014

Dataset

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