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Associate Professor Jeremy Austin

Jeremy Austin
Senior Lecturer
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

Jeremy is an evolutionary biologist working in the fields of ancient DNA, molecular ecology, conservation genetics and forensic biology. He received his PhD from the University of Tasmania in 1995 and has held postdoctoral research positions at the Natural History Museum (London), University of Queensland (Brisbane), Museum Victoria (Melbourne) and the University of Adelaide. In 2011 he was awarded a prestigious Australian Research Council Future Fellowship and is now a Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences, and Deputy Director of ACAD, at the University of Adelaide.

Jeremy’s research uses ancient and modern DNA techniques to “travel through time” to understand the evolutionary history of living and extinct vertebrates; assess the impacts of past environmental change on animal populations; and provide valuable genetic data for conservation and management of threatened species.

Since 2007 Jeremy has applied cutting-edge ancient DNA techniques to allow forensic identification of highly degraded human remains - murder victims, missing persons and war dead. In this area Jeremy's group is developing new "genomics" techniques for human identification as well as providing a service to the Australian Defence Force, Australian Police and humanitarian agencies to assist with the identification of human remains.

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Associate Professor Jeremy Austin

Jeremy is an evolutionary biologist working in the fields of ancient DNA, molecular ecology, conservation genetics and forensic biology. He received his PhD from the University of Tasmania in 1995 and has held postdoctoral research positions at the Natural History Museum (London), University of Queensland (Brisbane), Museum Victoria (Melbourne) and the University of Adelaide. In 2011 he was awarded a prestigious Australian Research Council Future Fellowship and is now a Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences, and Deputy Director of ACAD, at the University of Adelaide.

Jeremy’s research uses ancient and modern DNA techniques to “travel through time” to understand the evolutionary history of living and extinct vertebrates; assess the impacts of past environmental change on animal populations; and provide valuable genetic data for conservation and management of threatened species.

Since 2007 Jeremy has applied cutting-edge ancient DNA techniques to allow forensic identification of highly degraded human remains - murder victims, missing persons and war dead. In this area Jeremy's group is developing new "genomics" techniques for human identification as well as providing a service to the Australian Defence Force, Australian Police and humanitarian agencies to assist with the identification of human remains.

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD — email supervisor to discuss availability.

Jeremy's research uses "ancient" DNA techniques in two very different fields of genetics and evolution.

The first focuses on using DNA sampled through space and time to understand the evolutionary history of living and extinct animals and birds, to assess the impacts of past environmental change on animal and bird populations, and to provide valuable genetic data for conservation and management of threatened species.

The second utilises ancient DNA techniques to allow forensic identification of highly degraded human remains - murder victims, missing persons and war dead. In this area Jeremy's group is developing new "genomics" techniques for human identification as well as providing a service to the Australian Defence Force, Australian Police and humanitarian agencies to assist with the identification of human remains.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2015 Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
2011 - 2015 ARC Future Fellow University of Adelaide
2005 - 2011 Postdoctoral researcher University of Adelaide
2003 - 2005 Postdoctoral researcher Museum Victoria
2000 - 2003 Postdoctoral researcher University of Queensland
1994 - 2000 Postdoctoral researcher Natural History Museum

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
1991 - 1994 University of Tasmania Australia PhD
1990 - 1990 University of Tasmania Australia BSc (Hons)

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Journals

Year Citation
2018 White, L., Mitchell, K., & Austin, J. (2018). Ancient mitochondrial genomes reveal the demographic history and phylogeography of the extinct, enigmatic thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus). Journal of Biogeography, 45(1), 1-13.
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2018 Goodwin, C., Higgins, D., Tobe, S., Austin, J., Wotherspoon, A., Gahan, M., & McNevin, D. (2018). Singleplex quantitative real-time PCR for the assessment of human mitochondrial DNA quantity and quality. Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology, 14(1), 1-6.
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2018 White, L., Saltré, F., Bradshaw, C., & Austin, J. (2018). High-quality fossil dates support a synchronous, Late Holocene extinction of devils and thylacines in mainland Australia. Biology letters, 14(1), 1-4.
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2018 Bardan, F., Higgins, D., & Austin, J. (2018). A mini-multiplex SNaPshot assay for the triage of degraded human DNA. Forensic Science International: Genetics, 34, 62-70.
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2018 White, L., Moseby, K., Thomson, V., Donnellan, S., & Austin, J. (2018). Long-term genetic consequences of mammal reintroductions into an Australian conservation reserve. Biological Conservation, 219, 1-11.
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2018 Brüniche-Olsen, A., Jones, M., Burridge, C., Murchison, E., Holland, B., & Austin, J. (2018). Ancient DNA tracks the mainland extinction and island survival of the Tasmanian devil. Journal of Biogeography, 45(5), 963-976.
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2018 Thomson, V., Mitchell, K., Eberhard, R., Dortch, J., Austin, J., & Cooper, A. (2018). Genetic diversity and drivers of dwarfism in extinct island emu populations. Biology Letters, 14(4), 20170617-1-20170617-4.
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2018 Bolton, P., Rollins, L., Brazill-Boast, J., Maute, K., Legge, S., Austin, J., & Griffith, S. (2018). Genetic diversity through time and space: diversity and demographic history from natural history specimens and serially sampled contemporary populations of the threatened Gouldian finch (Erythrura gouldiae). Conservation Genetics, 19(3), 737-754.
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2018 Lombal, A., Wenner, T., Lavers, J., Austin, J., Woehler, E., Hutton, I., & Burridge, C. (2018). Genetic divergence between colonies of Flesh-footed Shearwater Ardenna carneipes exhibiting different foraging strategies. Conservation Genetics, 19(1), 27-41.
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2017 Murphy, S., Silcock, J., Murphy, R., Reid, J., & Austin, J. (2017). Movements and habitat use of the night parrot Pezoporus occidentalis in south-western Queensland. Austral Ecology, 42(7), 858-868.
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2017 Young, J., Austin, J., & Weyrich, L. (2017). Soil DNA metabarcoding and high-throughput sequencing as a forensic tool: considerations, potential limitations and recommendations. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 93(2), 207-1-207-8.
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2017 White, L., & Austin, J. (2017). Relict or reintroduction? Genetic population assignment of three tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) recovered on mainland Australia. Royal Society Open Science, 4(4), 1-6.
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2017 Kozakiewicz, C., Carver, S., Austin, J., Shephard, J., & Burridge, C. (2017). Intrinsic factors drive spatial genetic variation in a highly vagile species, the wedge-tailed eagle Aquila audax, in Tasmania. Journal of Avian Biology, 48(7), 1025-1034.
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2017 Potvin, D., Parris, K., Smith Date, K., Keely, C., Bray, R., Hale, J., . . . Melville, J. (2017). Genetic erosion and escalating extinction risk in frogs with increasing wildfire frequency. Journal of Applied Ecology, 54(3), 945-954.
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2017 Hansen, D., Austin, J., Baxter, R., de Boer, E., Falcón, W., Norder, S., . . . Warren, B. (2017). Origins of endemic island tortoises in the western Indian Ocean: A critique of the human-translocation hypothesis. Journal of Biogeography, 44(6), 1430-1435.
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2017 Herrera, M., Thomson, V., Wadley, J., Piper, P., Sulandari, S., Dharmayanthi, A., . . . Austin, J. (2017). East African origins for Madagascan chickens as indicated by mitochondrial DNA. Royal Society Open Science, 4(3), 160787-1-160787-12.
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2017 Lombal, A., Wenner, T., Carlile, N., Austin, J., Woehler, E., Priddel, D., & Burridge, C. (2017). Population genetic and behavioural variation of the two remaining colonies of Providence petrel (Pterodroma solandri). Conservation Genetics, 18(1), 117-129.
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2017 Murphy, S. A., Austin, J. J., Murphy, R. K., Silcock, J., Joseph, L., Garnett, S. T., . . . Burbidge, A. H. (2017). Observations on breeding Night Parrots (Pezoporus occidentalis) in western Queensland. EMU, 117(2), 107-113.
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2016 Joseph, L., Boussès, P., Wilke, T., & Austin, J. (2016). Ancient DNA resolves the subspecific identity of the holotype of the Galah Eolophus roseicapilla, a widespread Australian cockatoo. Emu, 116(4), 472-475.
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2016 Kearns, A., Joseph, L., White, L., Austin, J., Baker, C., Driskell, A., . . . Omland, K. (2016). Norfolk Island Robins are a distinct endangered species: ancient DNA unlocks surprising relationships and phenotypic discordance within the Australo-Pacific Robins. Conservation Genetics, 17(2), 321-335.
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2016 Bröniche-Olsen, A., Austin, J., Jones, M., Holland, B., & Burridge, C. (2016). Detecting selection on temporal and spatial scales: a genomic time-series assessment of selective responses to devil facial tumor disease. PLoS ONE, 11(3), 0147875-1-0147875-15.
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2016 Mitchell, K., Bray, S., Bover, P., Soibelzon, L., Schubert, B., Prevosti, F., . . . Cooper, A. (2016). Ancient mitochondrial DNA reveals convergent evolution of giant short-faced bears (Tremarctinae) in North and South America. Biology letters, 12(4), 20160062-1-20160062-4.
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2016 Metcalf, J., Turney, C., Barnett, R., Martin, F., Bray, S., Vilstrup, J., . . . Cooper, A. (2016). Synergistic roles of climate warming and human occupation in Patagonian megafaunal extinctions during the Last Deglaciation. Science Advances, 2(6), e1501682-1-e1501682-8.
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2016 Wadley, J., Fordham, D., Thomson, V., Ritchie, E., & Austin, J. (2016). Phylogeography of the antilopine wallaroo (Macropus antilopinus) across tropical northern Australia. Ecology and Evolution, 6(22), 8050-8061.
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2016 Haouchar, D., Pacioni, C., Haile, J., McDowell, M., Baynes, A., Phillips, M., . . . Bunce, M. (2016). Ancient DNA reveals complexity in the evolutionary history and taxonomy of the endangered Australian brush-tailed bettongs (Bettongia: Marsupialia: Macropodidae: Potoroinae). Biodiversity and Conservation, 25(14), 2907-2927.
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2016 Olsen, P., Austin, J., Murphy, S., & Dally, G. (2016). The only known egg of the Night Parrot? A molecular and morphometric assessment of an alleged egg from the Tanami Desert. Australian Field Ornithology, 33, 211-214.
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2015 Vai, S., Vilaça, S., Romandini, M., Benazzo, A., Visentini, P., Modolo, M., . . . Bertorelle, G. (2015). The Biarzo case in northern Italy: is the temporal dynamic of swine mitochondrial DNA lineages in Europe related to domestication?. Scientific Reports, 5(1), 16514-1-16514-9.
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2015 Rawlence, N. J., Perry, G. L. W., Smith, I. W. G., Scofield, R. P., Tennyson, A. J. D., Matisoo-Smith, E. A., . . . Waters, J. M. (2015). Radiocarbon-dating and ancient DNA reveal rapid replacement of extinct prehistoric penguins. Quaternary Science Reviews, 112, 59-65.
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2015 Higgins, D., Rohrlach, A., Kaidonis, J., Townsend, G., & Austin, J. (2015). Differential nuclear and mitochondrial DNA preservation in post-mortem teeth with implications for forensic and ancient DNA studies. PLoS One, 10(5), e0126935-1-e0126935-17.
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2015 Kearns, A., White, L., Austin, J., & Omland, K. (2015). Distinctiveness of Pacific Robin subspecies in Vanuatu revealed from disparate patterns of sexual dichromatism, plumage colouration, morphometrics and ancient DNA. Emu, 115(2), 89-98.
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2015 McNevin, D., Edson, J., Robertson, J., & Austin, J. (2015). Reduced reaction volumes and increased Taq DNA polymerase concentration improve STR profiling outcomes from a real-world low template DNA source: telogen hairs. Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology, 11(3), 326-338.
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2014 Mitchell, K., Pratt, R., Watson, L., Gibb, G., Llamas, B., Kasper, M., . . . Cooper, A. (2014). Molecular phylogeny, biogeography, and habitat preference evolution of marsupials. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 31(9), 2322-2330.
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2014 Higgins, D., Kaidonis, J., Townsend, G., & Austin, J. (2014). Evaluation of carrier RNA and low volume demineralization for recovery of nuclear DNA from human teeth. Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology, 10(1), 56-61.
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2014 Austin, J. J., Olivier, L., Nankervis, D., Brown, W. E., Gardner, M. G., & Burridge, C. P. (2014). Twenty microsatellite loci for population and conservation genetic studies of the wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila audax). Australian Journal of Zoology, 62(3), 235-237.
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2014 White, L. C., Horsup, A., Taylor, A. C., & Austin, J. J. (2014). Improving genetic monitoring of the northern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii). Australian Journal of Zoology, 62(3), 246-250.
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2014 Wadley, J., Austin, J., & Fordham, D. (2014). Genetic inference as a method for modelling occurrence: a viable alternative to visual surveys. Austral Ecology, 39(8), 952-962.
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2014 Willerslev, E., Davison, J., Moora, M., Zobel, M., Coissac, E., Edwards, M., . . . Taberlet, P. (2014). Fifty thousand years of Arctic vegetation and megafaunal diet. Nature, 506(7486), 47-51.
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2014 Thomson, V., Lebrasseur, O., Austin, J., Hunt, T., Burney, D., Denham, T., . . . Cooper, A. (2014). Reply to Beavan, Bryant, and Storey and Matisoo-Smith: Ancestral polynesian "d" haplotypes reflect authentic pacific chicken lineages. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(35), E3585-E3586.
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2014 Brüniche-Olsen, A., Jones, M., Austin, J., Burridge, C., & Holland, B. (2014). Extensive population decline in the Tasmanian devil predates European settlement and devil facial tumour disease. Biology Letters, 10(11), 20140619-1-20140619-5.
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2014 Thomson, V., Lebrasseur, O., Austin, J., Hunt, T., Burney, D., Denham, T., . . . Cooper, A. (2014). Using ancient DNA to study the origins and dispersal of ancestral Polynesian chickens across the Pacific. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(13), 4826-4831.
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2013 Templeton, J., Brotherton, P., Llamas, B., Soubrier, J., Haak, W., Cooper, A., & Austin, J. (2013). DNA capture and next-generation sequencing can recover whole mitochondrial genomes from highly degraded samples for human identification. Investigative Genetics, 4(26), 1-13.
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2013 Higgins, D., Kaidonis, J., Townsend, G., Hughes, T., & Austin, J. (2013). Targeted sampling of cementum for recovery of nuclear DNA from human teeth and the impact of common decontamination measures. Investigative Genetics, 4(1), 1-8.
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2013 Wadley, J., Austin, J., Gardner, M., & Fordham, D. (2013). Fifteen microsatellite loci for use in non-invasive sampling studies of the antilopine wallaroo (Macropus antilopinus). Australian Journal of Zoology, 61(5), 399-401.
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2013 Austin, J., Joseph, L., Pedler, L., & Black, A. (2013). Uncovering cryptic evolutionary diversity in extant and extinct populations of the southern Australian arid zone Western and Thick-billed Grasswrens (Passeriformes: Maluridae: Amytornis). Conservation Genetics, 14(6), 1173-1184.
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2013 Smith, K., Hale, J., Gay, L., Kearney, M., Austin, J., Parris, K., & Melville, J. (2013). Spatio-temporal changes in the structure of an Australian frog hybrid zone: A 40-year perspective. Evolution, 67(12), 3442-3454.
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2013 Pavlova, A., Amos, J., Joseph, L., Loynes, K., Austin, J., Keogh, J., . . . Sunnucks, P. (2013). Perched at the mito-nuclear crossroads: Divergent mitochondrial lineages correlate with environment in the face of ongoing nuclear gene flow in an Australian bird. Evolution, 67(12), 3412-3428.
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2013 Higgins, D., & Austin, J. (2013). Teeth as a source of DNA for forensic identification of human remains: A Review. Science & Justice, 53(4), 433-441.
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2013 Burridge, C., Brown, W., Wadley, J., Nankervis, D., Olivier, L., Gardner, M., . . . Austin, J. (2013). Did postglacial sea-level changes initiate the evolutionary divergence of a Tasmanian endemic raptor from its mainland relative?. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 280(1773), 1-12.
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2013 Bruniche-Olsen, A., Burridge, C., Austin, J., & Jones, M. (2013). Disease induced changes in gene flow patterns among Tasmanian devil populations. Biological Conservation, 165, 69-78.
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2013 Wadley, J., Austin, J., & Fordham, D. (2013). Rapid species identification of eight sympatric northern Australian macropods from faecal-pellet DNA. Wildlife Research, 40(3), 241-249.
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2013 Austin, J., Soubrier, J., Prevosti, F., Prates, L., Trejo, V., Mena, F., & Cooper, A. (2013). The origins of the enigmatic Falkland Islands wolf. Nature Communications, 4(1), 1-7.
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2013 Hale, J., Heard, G., Smith, K., Parris, K., Austin, J., Kearney, M., & Melville, J. (2013). Structure and fragmentation of growling grass frog metapopulations. Conservation Genetics, 14(2), 313-322.
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2013 Smith, K., Hale, J., Kearney, M., Austin, J., & Melville, J. (2013). Molecular patterns of introgression in a classic hybrid zone between the Australian tree frogs, Litoria ewingii and L. paraewingi: Evidence of a tension zone. Molecular Ecology, 22(7), 1869-1883.
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2013 Bray, S., Austin, J., Metcalf, J., Ostbye, K., Ostbye, E., Lauritzen, S., . . . Cooper, A. (2013). Ancient DNA identifies post-glacial recolonisation, not recent bottlenecks, as the primary driver of contemporary mtDNA phylogeography and diversity in Scandinavian brown bears. Diversity and Distributions, 19(3), 245-256.
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2013 Morris, K., Austin, J., & Belov, K. (2013). Low major histocompatibility complex diversity in the Tasmanian devil predates European settlement and may explain susceptibility to disease epidemics. Biology Letters, 9(1), 1-6.
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2013 Edson, J., Brooks, E., McLaren, C., Robertson, J., McNevin, D., Cooper, A., & Austin, J. (2013). A quantitative assessment of a reliable screening technique for the STR analysis of telogen hair roots. Forensic Science International: Genetics, 7(1), 180-188.
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2012 Metcalf, J., Love Stowell, S., Kennedy, C., Rogers, K., McDonald, D., Epp, J., . . . Martin, A. (2012). Historical stocking data and 19th century DNA reveal human-induced changes to native diversity and distribution of cutthroat trout. Molecular Ecology, 21(21), 5194-5207.
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2012 Rawlence, N., Metcalf, J., Wood, J., Worthy, T., Austin, J., & Cooper, A. (2012). The effect of climate and environmental change on the megafaunal moa of New Zealand in the absence of humans. Quaternary Science Reviews, 50, 141-153.
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2012 Toon, A., Austin, J., Dolman, G., Pedler, L., & Joseph, L. (2012). Evolution of arid zone birds in Australia: leapfrog distribution patterns and mesic-arid connections in quail-thrush (Cinclosoma, Cinclosomatidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 62(1), 286-295.
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2011 Higgins, D., Kaidonis, J., Austin, J., Townsend, G., James, H., & Hughes, T. (2011). Dentine and cementum as sources of nuclear DNA for use in human identification. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 43(4), 287-295.
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2011 Kemper, C., Cooper, S., Medlin, G., Adams, M., Stemmer, D., Saint, K., . . . Austin, J. (2011). Cryptic grey-bellied dunnart (Sminthopsis griseoventer) discovered in South Australia: genetic, morphological and subfossil analyses show the value of collecting voucher material. Australian Journal of Zoology, 59(3), 127-144.
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2011 Aplin, K., Suzuki, H., Chinen, A., Chesser, R., ten Have, J., Donnellan, S., . . . Cooper, A. (2011). Multiple geographic origins of commensalism and complex dispersal history of black rats. PLoS One, 6(11), 1-20.
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2011 Macqueen, P., Goldizen, A., Austin, J., & Seddon, J. (2011). Phylogeography of the pademelons (Marsupialia: Macropodidae: Thylogale) in New Guinea reflects both geological and climatic events during the Plio-Pleistocene. Journal of Biogeography, 38(9), 1732-1747.
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2011 Charlton-Robb, K., Gershwin, L., Thompson, R., Austin, J., Owen, K., & McKechnie, S. (2011). A new dolphin species, the Burrunan dolphin Tursiops australis sp. nov., endemic to southern Australian coastal waters. PLoS One, 6(9), e24047-1-e24047-28.
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2011 Smith, K., Hale, J., Austin, J., & Melville, J. (2011). Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers for the Litoria ewingii complex and their use in conservation and hybridization studies. Conservation Genetics Resources, 3(4), 621-624.
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2011 Hale, J., Heard, G., Smith, K., Blacket, M., Austin, J., & Melville, J. (2011). Microsatellite loci for the endangered growling grass frog (Litoria raniformis), with cross amplification in other Australian frog species. Conservation Genetics Resources, 3(3), 593-595.
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2011 Paplinska, J., Taggart, D., Corrigan, T., Eldridge, M., & Austin, J. (2011). Using DNA from museum specimens to preserve the integrity of evolutionarily significant unit boundaries in threatened species. Biological Conservation, 144(1), 290-297.
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2011 Murphy, S., Joseph, L., Burbidge, A., & Austin, J. (2011). A cryptic and critically endangered species revealed by mitochondrial DNA analyses: the Western Ground Parrot. Conservation Genetics, 12(2), 595-600.
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2011 Davison, J., Ho, S., Bray, S., Korsten, M., Tammeleht, E., Hindrikson, M., . . . Saarma, U. (2011). Late-Quaternary biogeographic scenarios for the brown bear (Ursus arctos), a wild mammal model species. Quaternary Science Reviews, 30(3-4), 418-430.
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2010 Macqueen, P., Seddon, J., Austin, J., Hamilton, S., & Goldizen, A. (2010). Phylogenetics of the pademelons (Macropodidae: Thylogale) and historical biogeography of the Australo-Papuan region.. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 57(3), 1134-1148.
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2010 Campbell, K., Roberts, J., Watson, L., Stetefeld, J., Sloan, A., Signore, A., . . . Cooper, A. (2010). Substitutions in woolly mammoth hemoglobin confer biochemical properties adaptive for cold tolerance. Nature Genetics, 42(5), 536-542.
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2010 Braley, M., Goldsworthy, S., Page, B., Steer, M., & Austin, J. (2010). Assessing morphological and DNA-based diet analysis techniques in a generalist predator, the arrow squid Nototodarus gouldi. Molecular Ecology Resources, 10(3), 466-474.
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2009 Sands, C., Lancaster, M., Austin, J., & Sunnucks, P. (2009). Single copy nuclear DNA markers for the onychophoran Phallocephale tallagandensis. Conservation Genetics Resources, 1(1), 17-19.
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2009 Haile, J., Froese, D., MacPhee, R., Roberts, R., Arnold, L., Reyes, A., . . . Willerslev, E. (2009). Ancient DNA reveals late survival of mammoth and horse in interior Alaska. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(52), 22352-22357.
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2009 Orlando, L., Metcalf, J., Alderdi, M., Telles-Antunes, M., Bonjean, D., Otte, M., . . . Cooper, A. (2009). Revising the recent evolutionary history of equids using ancient DNA. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(51), 21754-21759.
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2009 Slater, G., Thalman, O., Leonard, J., Schweizer, R., Koepfli, K., Pollinger, J., . . . Wayne, R. (2009). Evolutionary history of the Falklands wolf. Current Biology, 19(20), R937-R938.
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2009 Denham, T., Atchison, J., Austin, J., Bestel, S., Bowdery, D., Crowther, A., . . . Mathews, P. (2009). Archaeobotany in Australia and New Guinea: Practice, potential and prospects. Australian Archaeology, 68(1), 1-10.
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2009 Austin, J., Arnold, E., & Jones, C. (2009). Interrelationships and history of the slit-eared skinks (Gongylomorphus, Scincidae) of the Mascarene islands, based on mitochondrial DNA and nuclear gene sequences. Zootaxa, 2153(2153), 55-68.
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2009 Boessenkool, S., Austin, J., Worthy, T., Scofield, P., Cooper, A., Seddon, P., & Waters, J. (2009). Relict or colonizer? Extinction and range expansion of penguins in southern New Zealand. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 276(1658), 815-821.
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2008 Shoo, L., Rose, R., Doughty, P., Austin, J., & Melville, J. (2008). Diversification patterns of pebble-mimic dragons are consistent with historical disruption of important habitat corridors in arid Australia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 48(2), 528-542.
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2008 Gongora, J., Rawlence, N., Mobegi, V., Jianlin, H., Alcalde, J., Matus, J., . . . Cooper, A. (2008). Reply to Storey et al.: More DNA and dating studies needed for ancient El Arenal-1 chickens. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105(48), E100.
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2008 Brotherton, P., Endicott, P., Beaumont, M., Barnett, R., Austin, J., Cooper, A., & Sanchez, J. (2008). Single primer extension (SPEX) amplification to accurately genotype highly damaged DNA templates. Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series, 1(1), 19-21.
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2008 Wood, J., Rawlence, N., Rogers, G., Austin, J., Worthy, T., & Cooper, A. (2008). Coprolite deposits reveal the diet and ecology of the extinct New Zealand megaherbivore moa (Aves, Dinornithiformes). Quaternary Science Reviews, 27(27-28 Sp Iss), 2593-2602.
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2008 Gongora, J., Rawlence, N., Mobegi, V., Jianlin, H., Alcalde, J., Matus, J., . . . Cooper, A. (2008). Indo-European and Asian origins for Chilean and Pacific chickens revealed by mtDNA. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105(30), 10308-10313.
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2008 Gongora, J., Rawlence, N. J., Mobegi, V. A., Jianlin, H., Alcalde, J. A., Matus, J. T., . . . Cooper, A. (2008). Indo-European and Asian origins for Chilean and Pacific chickens revealed by mtDNA (vol 105, pg 10308, 2008). PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 105(37), 14234.
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2007 Melville, J., Goebel, S., Starr, C., Keogh, J., & Austin, J. (2007). Conservation genetics and species status of an endangered Australian dragon, Tympanocryptis pinguicolla (Reptilia: Agamidae). Conservation Genetics, 8(1), 185-195.
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2007 Doughty, P., Maryan, B., Melville, J., & Austin, J. (2007). A new species of Ctenophorus (Lacertilia: Agamidae) from Lake Disappointment Western Australia. Herpetologica, 63(1), 72-86.
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2007 Nicholls, J., Austin, J., Pavlacky, D., & Green, D. (2007). Characterization of polymorphic microsatellites in the logrunner, Orthonyx temminckii (Aves: Orthonychidae). Molecular Ecology Resources, 7(6), 1117-1119.
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2007 Brotherton, P., Endicott, P., Sanchez, J., Beaumont, M., Barnett, R., Austin, J., & Cooper, A. (2007). Novel high-resolution characterization of ancient DNA reveals C > U-type base modification events as the sole cause of post mortem miscoding lesions. Nucleic Acids Research, 35(17), 5717-5728.
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2006 Nicholls, J., Austin, J., Moritz, C., & Goldizen, A. (2006). Genetic population structure and call variation in a passerine bird, the satin bowerbird, Ptilonorhynchus violaceus. Evolution, 60(6), 1279-1290.
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2006 Austin, J., & Arnold, E. (2006). Using ancient and recent DNA to explore relationships of extinct and endangered Leiolopisma skinks (Reptilia: Scincidae) in the Mascarene islands. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 39(2), 503-511.
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2006 Austin, J., & Melville, J. (2006). Incorporating historical museum specimens into molecular systematic and conservation genetics research. Molecular Ecology Notes, 6(4), 1089-1092.
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2006 Austin, J., Rose, R., & Melville, J. (2006). Polymorphic microsatellite markers in the painted dragon lizard, Ctenophorus pictus. Molecular Ecology Resources, 6(1), 194-196.
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2005 Moore, R., Bardeleben, C., Austin, J., Nicholls, J., & Robson, T. (2005). Isolation of polymorphic tetranucleotide microsatellite markers in the satin bowerbird, Ptilonorhynchus violaceus. Molecular Ecology Resources, 5(2), 305-307.
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2005 Gray, M., Bardeleben, C., Do Rosario, I., & Austin, J. (2005). Isolation of polymorphic tetranucleotide microsatellite markers for the large-billed scrubwren (Sericornis magnirostris). Molecular Ecology Resources, 5(1), 143-145.
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2005 Delaney, K., Bardeleben, C., Austin, J., & Moore, R. (2005). Isolation of polymorphic tetranucleotide microsatellite markers for the grey-headed robin (Poecilodryas albispecularis). Molecular Ecology Resources, 5(1), 146-148.
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2005 Rheindt, F., & Austin, J. (2005). Major analytical and conceptual shortcomings in a recent taxonomic revision of the Procellariiformes - a reply to Penhallurick and Wink (2004). Emu, 105(2), 181-186.
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2005 Nicholls, J., & Austin, J. (2005). Phylogeography of an east Australian wet-forest bird, the satin bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus), derived from mtDNA, and its relationship to morphology. Molecular Ecology, 14(5), 1485-1496.
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2004 Austin, J., Arnold, E., & Jones, C. (2004). Reconstructing an island radiation using ancient and recent DNA: the extinct and living day geckos (Phelsuma) of the Mascarene islands. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 31(1), 109-122.
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2004 Cook, C., Austin, J., & Disney, H. (2004). A mitochondrial 12S and 16S rRNA phylogeny of critical genera of Phoridae (Diptera) and related families of Aschiza. Zootaxa (online), 593(593), 1-11.
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2004 Austin, J., Bretagnolle, V., & Pasquet, E. (2004). A global molecular phylogeny of the small Puffinus shearwaters and implications for systematics of the the little-Audubon's shearwater complex. Auk, 121(3), 847-864.
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2004 Gering, E., Austin, J., Beadell, J., Dumbacher, J., Peirce, M., Pratt, T., . . . Fleischer, R. (2004). Prevalence and differential host-specificity of two avian blood parasite genera in the Australo-Papuan region. Molecular Ecology, 13(12), 3829-3844.
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2003 Austin, J., Arnold, E., & Bour, R. (2003). Was there a second adaptive radiation of giant tortoises in the Indian Ocean? Using mitochondrial DNA to investigate speciation and biogeography of Aldabrachelys (Reptilia Testudinidae). Molecular Ecology, 12(6), 1415-1424.
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2002 Shapiro, B., Sibthorpe, D., Rambaut, A., Austin, J., Wragg, G., Bininda-Emonds, O., . . . Cooper, A. (2002). Flight of the Dodo. Science, 295(5560), 1683.
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2002 Austin, J., Arnold, E., & Bour, R. (2002). The Provenance of Type Specimens of Extinct Mascarene Island Giant Tortoises (Cylindraspis) Revealed by Ancient Mitochondrial DNA Sequences. Journal of Herpetology, 36(2), 280-285.
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2001 Austin, J., & Arnold, E. (2001). Ancient Mitochondrial DNA and Morphology Elucidate an Extinct Island Radiation of Indian Ocean Giant Tortoises (Cylindraspis). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 268(1485), 2515-2523.
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2001 Cooper, A., Fox, L., Anderson, S., Rambaut, A., Austin, J., & Ward, R. (2001). Complete mitochondrial genome sequences of two extinct moas clarify ratite evolution. Nature, 409(6821), 704-707.
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1998 Austin, J., Smith, A., Fortey, R., & Thomas, R. (1998). Ancient DNA from amber inclusions: a review of the evidence. Ancient Biomolecules, 2(2-3), 167-176.
1997 Austin, J., Smith, A., & Thomas, R. (1997). Palaeontology in a molecular world: the search for authentic ancient DNA.. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 12(8), 303-306.
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1997 Smith, A., & Austin, J. (1997). Can geologically ancient DNA be recovered from the fossil record?. GeoScientist, 7, 8-11.
1997 Austin, J., Ross, A., Smith, A., Fortey, R., & Thomas, R. (1997). Problems of reproducibility - does geologically ancient DNA survive in amber preserved insects?. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 264(1381), 467-474.
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1996 Austin, J., & Parkin, D. (1996). Low frequency of extra-pair paternity in two colonies of the socially monogamous Short-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris).. Molecular Ecology, 5(1), 145-150.
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1996 Austin, J. (1996). Molecular phylogenetics of Puffinus shearwaters: preliminary evidence from mitochondrial cytochrome b gene sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 6(1), 77-88.
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1996 Bowman, J., Cavanagh, J., Austin, J., & Sanderson, K. (1996). Novel psychrobacter species from antarctic ornithogenic soils. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 46(4), 841-848.
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1995 Austin, J., & Parkin, D. (1995). Female-specific restriction fragments revealed by DNA fingerprinting and implications for extra-pair fertilisations in the Short-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris, Procellariiformes: Procellariidae).. Australian Journal of Zoology, 43(5), 443-447.
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1994 Austin, J., White, R., & Ovenden, J. (1994). Population genetic structure of a philopatric, colonial nesting seabird, the Short-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris). The Auk, 111(1), 70-79.
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1994 Austin, J., & Edmunds, M. (1994). Hatching success of the Short-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris) in two Tasmanian colonies. Corella, 18(2), 44-46.
1993 Austin, J., Carter, R., & Parkin, D. (1993). Genetic evidence for extra-pair fertilisations in socially monogamous Short-tailed Shearwaters, Puffinus tenuirostris (Procellariiformes: Procellariidae), using DNA fingerprinting. Australian Journal of Zoology, 41(1), 1-11.
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Books

Year Citation
2007 Kowalchuk, G., Austin, J., Gooding, P., & Stephen, J. (2007). Chapter 12 Valid Recovery of Nucleic Acid Sequence Information from High Contamination Risk Samples - Ancient DNA and Environmental DNA (Vol. 2).
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Book Chapters

Conference Papers

Conference Items

Curated or Produced Public Exhibition or Events

Year Citation
2003 Austin, J. J. (2003). DNA Lab (No. Of Pieces: Public exhibition) [Exhibition]. Museum Victora.

Competitive grants

Lowe A, Linacre A, Dormontt E, Johnson R, Austin JJ, Waycott M, Donnellan S, Austin A, Tobe S, Stephen J, Wilson-Wilde L. The Advanced DNA Identification and Forensics Facility. $435,000. (2016)

Austin JJ Human identification, ancient DNA and genomics. ARC Discovery. $408,000 (2015-2017)

Austin JJ, Byrne M, Joseph L, Suchard M. Reconstructing the impact of climate change on Australian native species. ARC Discovery. $520,000 (2013-2015)

Austin JJ. DNA and the Missing: ancient DNA and advanced forensic identification. ARC Future Fellowship, $693,000 (2011-2014)

Cooper A, Austin JJ, Byrne M, Joseph L, Suchard M, Donnellan S, Moritz C, Hickerson M, Turney C, Storfer A, Bradshaw C, Laity T, Johnson C, Thomson V, Soubrier J. Using genetics to understand the impacts of climate change on Australian endemics. ACEAS Working Group, $44,000 (2012)

Austin JJ, Haak W, Nguyen L, Munro T, Wilson-Wilde L, Pearman C, Walsh S. Advanced DNA Forensic Facility. AIB Labs Research Infrastructure Fund, $100,000, (2012)

Austin JJ, Gongora J, Dobney K, Larson G, Hunt T, Burney D, Taylor J. Reconstructing the human colonisation of the Pacific using modern and ancient chicken DNA. ARC Discovery, $343,000 (2011-2013)

Burridge C, Austin JJ, Priddel D. Genetic distinctiveness of Providence Petrel colonies: past, present, and future. Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation. $40,000 (2011-2012)

Parris K, Melville J, Austin JJ, Littlejohn M. The impact of severe bushfires on the ecology, demography and genetics of frogs in the Victorian Kinglake region. ARC Linkage, $338,000 (2010-2012)

Austin JJ, Belov K, Jones M, Murchison E, Pearse A-M. Evolution disease and extinction – using ancient and modern DNA to investigate molecular evolution in the Tasmanian devil. ARC Linkage, $264,000 (2009-2011)

Cooper A, Austin JJ (2009) Surviving a dusty ice age: identifying the impacts of and biotic response to climate change in Quaternary Australia. Environmental Futures Network, Working Group Projects. $25,000 (2009)

Van Buskirk J, Melville J, Parris K, Austin JJ, Littlejohn M. Human-induced changes in the genetic structure of amphibian populations. ARC Linkage, $324,000 (2006-2008)

Austin JJ. Extinctions past and present – using ancient DNA to investigate extinctions of Australia’s largest marsupial carnivores. University of Adelaide, Faculty of Science Strategic Research Funding, $10,000 (2007)

Biology 1401 - Concepts in Biology http://www.adelaide.edu.au/course-outlines/107732/1/sem-1/

Env Biol 2503 - Zoology II http://www.adelaide.edu.au/course-outlines/104303/1/sem-1/

Env Biol 3550 - Evolution of Australian Biota III http://www.adelaide.edu.au/course-outlines/108413/1/sem-2/

Bachelor of Science (Advanced) - Genetic and Evolution Co-ordinator http://www.adelaide.edu.au/degree-finder/bsc_bscadv.html

Honours in Genetics and Evolution - Co-ordinator l.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/honours/genetics/

Postgraduate Co-ordinator - Department of Genetics and Evolution http://sciences.adelaide.edu.au/future-students/postgraduate/

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2018 Principal Supervisor Retrieving DNA from incinerated teeth: Implications for forensic identification Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Rabiah Al Adawiyah Binti Rahmat
2017 Co-Supervisor Molecular systematic of bent-winged bats Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sigit Wiantoro
2016 Principal Supervisor The effects of climate change on malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Peri Stenhouse
2015 Principal Supervisor Human Identification, Ancient DNA and Genomics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Felicia Bardan
2015 Co-Supervisor Genetic techniques for monitoring illegal logging of valuable timber species Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Duncan Iain Jardine

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2014 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Investigating Australian Mammal Extinctions and Conservation Using Ancient DNA, Population Genetics and Time-Series Analysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Lauren Christine White
2012 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Genetic studies on prehistoric translocations of chickens in the Indo-Pacific Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Michael James Herrera
2011 - 2014 Principal Supervisor A study of post-mortem degradation of teeth to advance forensic DNA analysis as a tool for Human identification Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Denice Higgins
2010 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Population Genetics and Phylogeography of Antilopine Wallaroo Using Degraded DNA from Scats and Museum Specimens Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Jessica Jayne Wadley
2006 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Mitochondrial DNA Analysis of the Evolution and Genetic Diversity of Ancient and Extinct Bears Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Sarah Bray
2006 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Palaeoecology & population demographics of the extinct New Zealand moa (Aves: Dinornithiformes) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Nicolas Rawlence
2006 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Phylogeny and Biogeography of the Camaenid Land Snails of Eastern Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Andrew Hugall
Position
Senior Lecturer
Phone
83134557
Fax
8313 4364
Campus
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Building
Darling, floor 2
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