Jeremy Austin

Dr Jeremy Austin is an ARC Senior Research Associate in the School of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Deputy Director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA at the University of Adelaide.

Dr Austin grew up in Tasmania and completed a Science Degree and PhD at the Unversity of Tasmania. Since then he has worked on ancient DNA projects at the Natural History Museum (London) from 1994-2000, a brief stint with a marine ecology consultancy company undertaking marine park surveys along the Victorian coastline, comparative phylogeography of rainforest vertebrates at the University of Queensland (2000-2003), phylogeography and molecular systematics of Australian owls and lizards at Museum Victoria (2003-2005), taught a one semester third year course in human evolutionary genetics at Latrobe University (2004) and has been based at the University of Adelaide since 2005.

Dr Austin’s research uses ancient and modern DNA to understand the impacts of human activities over the last 200 years on threatened and endangered species, the impacts of climate change on genetic diversity and demography over the last 50,000 years and the phylogeography of a range of vertebrates.

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