Jason Kennington

Dr, BSc PhD W.Aust.

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

    6009 Crawley

    Australia

  • 923 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
1993 …2019
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Personal profile

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 2019

Research Output 1993 2018

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. 17 Jan 2018 In : Biological Invasions. p. 1-22 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Perna viridis
Mytilidae
Mollusca
vessel
genetic variation
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Lymbery, R. A. 2018 (Unpublished)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
germ cells
spawning
sexual selection
chemoattractants

Using experimental divergence in competitive mating success to test sexual selection theory

Dugand, R. J. 2018 (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

File
sexual selection
genetic variation
artificial selection
quantitative genetics
inbreeding depression

Egg chemoattractants moderate intraspecific sperm competition

Lymbery, R. A., Kennington, W. & Evans, J. P. Dec 2017 In : Evolution Letters. 1, 6, p. 317–327

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
chemoattractants
sperm competition
spermatozoa
germ cells
chemotaxis

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