Jason’s primary role is investigating broad and local genetic adaptation to novel environments experienced by introduced dung beetles.
Jason received his PhD from UWA in 1997, then held a series of postdoctoral fellowships at University College London until 2003, when he moved to UWA. His research focuses on the evolutionary ecology and genetics of plants and animals, including insects. Jason has published 80 scientific papers and book chapters. Some of his discoveries include identifying adaptations to latitude (climate) in recent genetic changes in Drosophila flies, and how fly wings can change in shape due to humidity.
Link to organisational profile: https://research-repository.uwa.edu.au/en/persons/jason-kennington