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.

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)

Research Interests

Conservation and Biodiversity, Evolutionary Biology, Forensic Biology, Genomics

Journals

Year Citation
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. 10.1007/s10592-016-0887-5
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. 10.1111/jbi.12893
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. 10.1098/rsos.160787
2017 Young, J., Austin, J. & Weyrich, L. (2017). Soil DNA metabarcoding and high-throughput sequencing as a forensic tool: considerations, potential limitations and recommendations. K. Smalla (Ed.). FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 93, 2, 207-1-207-8. 10.1093/femsec/fiw207
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. 10.1111/jav.01326
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. 10.1098/rsos.170053
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. S. Carvalho (Ed.). Journal of Applied Ecology, 54, 3, 945-954. 10.1111/1365-2664.12809
2017 Lombal, A., Wenner, T., Lavers, J., Austin, J., Woehler, E., Hutton, I. & Burridge, C. (2017). Genetic divergence between colonies of Flesh-footed Shearwater Ardenna carneipes exhibiting different foraging strategies. Conservation Genetics, 1-15. 10.1007/s10592-017-0994-y
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, -. 10.1111/aec.12508
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. 10.1071/MU16061
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. 10.1007/s10531-016-1210-y
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. 10.1002/ece3.2381
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, 1-8. 10.1126/sciadv.1501682
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. 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0062
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. 10.20938/afo33211214
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. 10.1007/s10592-015-0783-4
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. F. Aravanopoulos (Ed.). PLoS ONE, 11, 3, 0147875-1-0147875-15. 10.1371/journal.pone.0147875
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. 10.1038/srep16514
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. 10.1007/s12024-015-9679-3
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. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.01.011
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. R. Pinhasi (Ed.). PLoS One, 10, 5, e0126935-1-e0126935-17. 10.1371/journal.pone.0126935
2015 Kearns, A. M., White, L. C., Austin, J. J. & Omland, K. E. (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. 10.1071/MU14076
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. 10.1071/ZO14030
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. 10.1111/aec.12160
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. 10.1073/pnas.1320412111
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. 10.1071/ZO14031
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. 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0619
2014 Willerslev, E., Davison, J., Moora, M., Zobel, M., Coissac, E., Edwards, M. ... Bellemain, E. (2014). Fifty thousand years of Arctic vegetation and megafaunal diet. Nature, 506, 7486, 47-51. 10.1038/nature12921
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. 10.1093/molbev/msu176
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. 10.1073/pnas.1411566111
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. 10.1007/s12024-013-9519-2
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. 10.1016/j.fsigen.2012.10.001
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. 10.1007/s10592-013-0504-9
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. 10.1071/WR13005
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. 10.1098/rsbl.2012.0900
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. 10.1186/2041-2223-4-18
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. 10.1016/j.scijus.2013.06.001
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. 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2012.00923.x
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. 10.1111/mec.12176
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, 1-7. 10.1038/ncomms2570
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. 10.1071/ZO13074
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. 10.1007/s10592-012-0428-9
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. 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.05.014
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. 10.1098/rspb.2013.2448
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. 10.1111/evo.12140
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. 10.1186/2041-2223-4-26
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. 10.1111/evo.12107
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. 10.1016/j.ympev.2011.09.026
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. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.07.004
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. 10.1111/mec.12028
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. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.11.023
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. 10.1071/ZO11037
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. 10.1007/s10592-010-0161-1
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. 10.1080/00450618.2011.583278
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. 10.1016/j.biocon.2010.09.005
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. 10.1007/s12686-011-9412-9
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. 10.1007/s12686-011-9418-3
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. 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02522.x
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. 10.1371/journal.pone.0026357
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. 10.1371/journal.pone.0024047
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. 10.1038/ng.574
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. 10.1016/j.ympev.2010.08.010
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. 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02767.x
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. 10.1073/pnas.0903672106
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. 10.1073/pnas.0912510106
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. 10.1098/rspb.2008.1246
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. 10.1016/j.cub.2009.09.018
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. 10.1080/03122417.2009.11681884
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. 10.1007/s12686-009-9004-0
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.
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, 14234-14234. 10.1073/pnas.0807512105
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. 10.1073/pnas.0801991105
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. 10.1016/j.fsigss.2007.10.111
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. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2008.09.019
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-E100. 10.1073/pnas.0809681105
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. 10.1016/j.ympev.2008.03.022
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. 10.1093/nar/gkm588
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. 10.1655/0018-0831(2007)63[72:ANSOCL]2.0.CO;2
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. 10.1007/s10592-006-9161-6
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. 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.01798.x
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. 10.1111/j.0014-3820.2006.tb01205.x
2006 Austin, J. & Melville, J. (2006). Incorporating historical museum specimens into molecular systematic and conservation genetics research. Molecular Ecology Notes, 6, 4, 1089-1092. 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2006.01443.x
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. 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2005.01190.x
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. 10.1016/j.ympev.2005.12.011
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. 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2005.02544.x
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. 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2004.00864.x
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. 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2005.00909.x
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. 10.1071/MU04039
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. 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2004.00863.x
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. 10.1016/j.ympev.2003.07.011
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.
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. 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2004.02363.x
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. 10.1642/0004-8038(2004)121[0847:AGMPOT]2.0.CO;2
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. 10.1046/j.1365-294X.2003.01842.x
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. 10.1670/0022-1511(2002)036[0280:TPOTSO]2.0.CO;2
2002 Shapiro, B., Sibthorpe, D., Rambaut, A., Austin, J., Wragg, G., Bininda-Emonds, O. ... Cooper, A. (2002). Flight of the Dodo. Science, 295, 5560, 1683-1683. 10.1126/science.295.5560.1683
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. 10.1038/35055536
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. 10.1098/rspb.2001.1825
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. 10.1016/S0169-5347(97)01102-6
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. 10.1098/rspb.1997.0067
1997 Smith, A. & Austin, J. (1997). Can geologically ancient DNA be recovered from the fossil record?. GeoScientist, 7, 8-11.
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. 10.1006/mpev.1996.0060
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. 10.1099/00207713-46-4-841
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. 10.1111/j.1365-294X.1996.tb00300.x
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. 10.1071/ZO9950443
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. 10.2307/4088506
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. 10.1071/ZO9930001

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. 10.1016/S1871-0069(06)02012-X

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2016 Higgins, D. & Austin, J. (2016). Nucleic acid sample preparation from teeth/dental remains. In M. Micic (Ed.), Sample Preparation Techniques for Soil, Plant, and Animal Samples (pp. 183-193). USA: Springer. 10.1007/978-1-4939-3185-9_13
2007 Kowalchuk, G., Austin, J., Gooding, P. & Stephen, J. (2007). Valid recovery of nucleic acid sequence information from high contamination risk samples - ancient DNA and environmental DNA. In K. R. Mitchelson (Ed.), Perspectives In Bioanalysis - Volume 2 - New High Throughput Technologies For DNA Sequencing And Genomics (pp. 357-372). The Netherlands: Elsevier.
2001 Austin, J. (2001). DNA from Museum Specimens. In Encyclopaedia of Genetics (pp. 817-820). Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2007 Austin, J., Bray, S., Worthy, T. & Medlin, G. (2007). Reconstructing Southern Hemisphere late-Pleistocene and Holocene paleaeo-environments using ancient DNA from cave and swamp-preserved bones and sediments. Inqua congress. N. R. Catto (Ed.) Cairns, Australia. 10.1016/j.quaint.2007.03.000

Conference Items

Year Citation
2009 Campbell, K., Roberts, J., Stetefeld, J., Sloan, A., Signore, A., Howatt, J. ... Weber, R. (2009). Breathing new life into old blood: cold-adaptive evolution of woolly mammoth haemoglobin. Congress of the new European Society of Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Innsbruck, Austria. 10.1016/j.cbpa.2009.05.044
2007 Bray, S., Austin, J., Barnes, I., Weinstock, J., Shapiro, B. & Cooper, A. (2007). The evolution and genetic diversity of the extinct Tremarctine bears.. Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution Palaeontology and Systematics. Melbourne, Vic.

Curated or Produced Public Exhibition or Events

Year Citation
2003 Austin, J. J.; (2003); DNA Lab; 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/

Completed

2002

Alex Anderson, Honours – James Cook University, Population genetics of grey-headed robins in the Australian Wet Tropics, (co-supervisor).

2005

James Nicholls, PhD – University of Queensland, Call and genetic variation in the satin bowerbird, (principal supervisor).

2006

Gaynor Dolman, PhD – University of Queensland, Speciation in Wet Tropics fauna: Carlia skinks, (principal supervisor).

Conrad Hoskin, PhD – University of Queensland, Evolution in a secondary contact zone between two lineages of the Green-eyed Tree Frog Litoria genimaculata, (principal supervisor).

2007

Sherryn Ciavaglia, Honours – University of Adelaide, Ancient human DNA, (principal supervisor).

Michelle Roberts, Honours – University of Adelaide, Morphological and molecular analysis of diet in the arrow squid, Nototodarus gouldi, (principal supervisor).

2009

Jessica Wadley, Honours – University of Adelaide, Phylogeography and conservation genetics of Wedge-tailed Eagles, (principal supervisor).

2010

Sarah Bray, PhD – University of Adelaide, Evolution and demography of giant short-faced bears and brown bears, (principal supervisor).

Nicolas Rawlence, PhD – University of Adelaide, Population demographics of moa in New Zealand during the late Pleistocene and Holocene, (co-supervisor).

Josh Hale, PhD – University of Melbourne, Human induced changes in the genetic structure of amphibian populations, (co-supervisor).

Xiaodan Ding, Honours – University of Adelaide, Variation in sperm morphology among Australian hopping mice, Notomys, and its possible significance, (co-supervisor).

Lindi Olivier, Honours – University of Adelaide, Conservation genetics of Wedge-tailed Eagles, (principal supervisor).

2011

Andrew Hugall, PhD – University of Adelaide, Wet Tropics land snail phylogeography, (principal supervisor).

Katie Smith, PhD – University of Melbourne, A temporal investigation of hybridisation in south-eastern Australian tree frogs, (co-supervisor).

Shelann Webb, Honours – University of Adelaide, Extraction and Quantification of Human DNA from Skeletal Remains, (principal supervisor).

2012

Katrina Morris, PhD – University of Sydney, Genetics of the Tasmanian devil and immunology of the devil facial tumour disease, (co-supervisor).

2013

Lauren White, Honours – University of Adelaide, Conservation genetics of Northern hairy-nosed wombats. (principal supervisor).

2014

Jessica Wadley, PhD – University of Adelaide, Conservation genetics of antilopine wallaroos, (principal supervisor).

Denice Higgins, PhD – University of Adelaide, Forensic DNA analysis of human teeth, (principal supervisor).

Felicia Bardan, Honours – Griffith University, Forensic DNA analysis of Australian war dead (co-supervsior)

Megan Best Honours – Griffith University, Forensic DNA analysis of Australian war dead (co-supervsior)

2015

Anna Bruniche-Olsen, PhD – University of Tasmania, Genetic variation in Tasmanian devils, (co-supervisor).

Michael Herrera, PhD – University of Adelaide, Reconstructing the human colonisation of the Pacific using modern and ancient chicken DNA, (principal supervisor).

Caitlin Morrison, Honours – University of Adelaide, Conservation genetics of Northern-hairy nosed wombats. (principal supervisor)

Felicity Poulson, Honours – Griffith University, Forensic DNA analysis of Australian war dead (co-supervsior)

Ongoing

2009

Janette Edson, PhD – University of Adelaide, Forensic DNA analysis of telogen hair, (co-supervisor).

2012

Duncan Jardine, PhD – University of Adelaide, Forensic DNA analysis of illegally logged trees, (co-supervisor)

2014

Lauren White, PhD – University of Adelaide, Conservation genomics of Australian native mammals, (principal supervisor)

2015

Felicia Bardan, PhD – University of Adelaide, Ancient DNA and genomics approaches to identifying Australian war dead, (principal supervisor).

2016

Peri Stenhouse, PhD - University of Adelaide, Conservation ecology of malleefowl on the Eyre Peninsula (South Australia) in the face of climate change (principal supervisor)

Rabi'ah Ramat, PhD - University of Adelaide, DNA recovery from incinerated teeth for human identification, (co-supervisor).

 

Position
Senior Lecturer
Phone
83134557
Fax
8313 4364
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Darling Building
Room Number
2 13
Org Unit
Genetics & Evolution

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