Jason Kennington

Dr, BSc PhD W.Aust.

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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 1201 Citations
  • 20 h-Index
1993 …2020

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Personal profile

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.

 

 

Research

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

 

 

Teaching overview

Unit Coordinator

Conservation Genetics (BIOL5542)

Field Studies in Zoology (ANIM2209)

Evolutionary Processes (ANIM3362)

 

Contributor

Frontiers in Biology (BIOL1130)

Principles of Inheritance (GENE2250)

Wildlife Conservation & Management (ANIM3353)

Research expertise keywords

  • Genetics
  • Evolution
  • Population genetics
  • Conservation genetics

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Research Output

Experimental evidence for accelerated adaptation to desiccation through sexual selection on males

Gibson Vega, A., Kennington, W. J., Tomkins, J. L. & Dugand, R. J., 21 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Evolutionary Biology.

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  • A genome-wide search for local adaptation in a terrestrial-breeding frog reveals vulnerability to climate change

    Cummins, D., Kennington, W. J., Rudin-Bitterli, T. & Mitchell, N. J., Sep 2019, In : Global Change Biology. 25, 9, p. 3151-3162 12 p.

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    2 Citations (Scopus)

    A seascape genetic analysis of a stress-tolerant coral species along the Western Australian coast

    Evans, R. D., Ryan, N. M., Travers, M. J., Feng, M., Hitchen, Y. & Kennington, W. J., 15 Feb 2019, In : Coral Reefs. 38, 1, p. 63-78 16 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Dispersal, philopatry and population genetic structure of the mainland dibbler, Parantechinus apicalis

    Thavornkanlapachai, R., Kennington, W. J., Ottewell, K., Friend, J. A. & Mills, H. R., 15 Oct 2019, In : Conservation Genetics. 20, 5, p. 1087-1099 13 p.

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  • Datasets

    Data from: A seascape genetic analysis of a stress-tolerant coral species along the Western Australian coast

    Evans, R. (Creator), Ryan, N. (Creator), Travers, M. J. (Creator), Feng, M. (Creator), Hitchen, Y. (Creator) & Kennington, J. (Creator), Dryad Digital Repository, 12 Nov 2018

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    Marron microsatellite data

    Guildea, C. (Creator), Hitchen, Y. (Creator), Duffy, R. (Creator), Joana Dias, P. (Creator), Ledger, J. M. (Creator), Snow, M. (Creator) & Kennington, J. (Creator), Dryad Digital Repository, 24 Mar 2015

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