Jason Kennington

Dr, BSc PhD W.Aust.

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

    6009 Perth


  • 1069 Citations
  • 19 h-Index
1993 …2022
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Personal profile

Teaching overview

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

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


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)

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


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


  • Genetics
  • Evolution
  • Population genetics
  • Conservation genetics

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Drosophila melanogaster Medicine & Life Sciences
Population Medicine & Life Sciences
genetic variation Agriculture & Biology
microsatellite repeats Agriculture & Biology
Genetic Structures Medicine & Life Sciences
Body Size Medicine & Life Sciences
Microsatellite Repeats Medicine & Life Sciences
loci Agriculture & Biology

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Research Output 1993 2019

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., 4 Jul 2019, In : Global Change Biology. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

genetic analysis
genetic techniques and protocols

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Genetic Structures
Population Genetics
genetic structure
population genetics

Evaluating the genetic architecture of quantitative traits via selection followed by inbreeding

Dugand, R. J., Kennington, W. J. & Tomkins, J. L., 9 Apr 2019, In : Heredity. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Body Size
Drosophila melanogaster
Gene Frequency
2 Citations (Scopus)

Molecular evidence supports a genic capture resolution of the lek paradox

Dugand, R., Tomkins, J. & Kennington, W., 25 Mar 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 1359.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access


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


Data from: Heritable variation in heat shock gene expression: a potential mechanism for adaptation to thermal stress in embryos of sea turtles

Tedeschi, J. (Creator), Kennington, J. (Creator), Tomkins, J. (Creator), Berry, O. F. (Creator), Whiting, S. (Creator), Meekan, M. G. (Creator), Mitchell, N. (Creator), Dryad Digital Repository, 7 Dec 2015


Data from: High intra-ocean, but limited inter-ocean genetic connectivity in populations of the deep-water oblique-banded snapper Pristipomoides zonatus (Pisces: Lutjanidae)

Kennington, J. (Creator), Keron, P. W. (Creator), Harvey, E. (Creator), Wakefield, C. B. (Creator), Williams, A. J. (Creator), Halafihi, T. (Creator), Newman, S. (Creator), Dryad Digital Repository, 15 May 2017


Projects 2003 2022