Associate Professor Jenny Seddon

Acting Head of School

School of Veterinary Science
Faculty of Science
j.seddon1@uq.edu.au
+61 7 54601 838

Overview

Research Interests

  • Conservation Genetics & Molecular Ecology
    My research focuses on the application of genetics to ecological questions. This includes the distribution of genetic variation across landscapes, the impact of current and historical barriers to gene flow and estimating genetic relatedness and its impact on social systems. Research projects have been based mainly on mammals, including koalas, kangaroos, dugongs, dolphins, giraffe and mongooses, but also on other species, such as the cattle tick.

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Education, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Cross University
  • Master of Science, Southern Cross University
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney

Publications

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Supervision

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Available Projects

  • In collaboration with researchers Dr Bill Ellis, Dr Stephen Johnston, Dr Damien Higgins and Dr Alistair Melzer, the project will investigate the social and spatial dimensions of pathogen transfer in koalas, combining pathogen detection and classification with research into host defense and susceptibility. Following a long-term study population on St Bees Island using state-of-the-art technology is allowing us to establish the social and spatial regulators of koala disease dynamics while revealing unique information on the ecology and biology of the koala. Students will have the opportunity to investigate disease transmission and host responses or investigate the drivers of social and spatial dynamics in this population, choosing a laboratory or field environment.

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Publications

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Journal Article

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • In collaboration with researchers Dr Bill Ellis, Dr Stephen Johnston, Dr Damien Higgins and Dr Alistair Melzer, the project will investigate the social and spatial dimensions of pathogen transfer in koalas, combining pathogen detection and classification with research into host defense and susceptibility. Following a long-term study population on St Bees Island using state-of-the-art technology is allowing us to establish the social and spatial regulators of koala disease dynamics while revealing unique information on the ecology and biology of the koala. Students will have the opportunity to investigate disease transmission and host responses or investigate the drivers of social and spatial dynamics in this population, choosing a laboratory or field environment.