Kylie-Cairns
Dr Kylie Cairns
Role: 
Adjunct Associate Lecturer
Field of Research: 
Conservation Genetics and Biology, Population Genetics, Canids, Evolutionary Genetics
Contact details:
Office: 
Level 5 East
Biological Sciences South (E26)

UNSW, Kensington 2052

See also:
Twitter: @dr_cairns

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kylie_Cairns

           

Research & Current Projects

RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am interested in using genetics and genomics to investigate patterns of diversity, adaption, evolutionary history and demography. My main research interests include population genetics, conservation genetics, hybridisation and biogeography.

CURRENT PROJECTS

I currently work on dingoes studying their evolutionary history, landscape genetics, patterns of hybridisation and identity.

IN THE MEDIA

Science Alert: https://www.sciencealert.com/dingoes-might-actually-be-two-populations-n...

UNSW News Room: https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/science-tech/genetic-study-uncovers-ev...

 

Publications

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Cairns KM, Brown SK, Sacks BN, Ballard JWO (2017) Conservation implications for dingoes from the maternal and paternal genome: Multiple populations, dog introgression, and demography. Ecology and Evolution, 2017; 1-27 doi: 10.1002/ece3.3487

O’Neill AJ, Cairns KM, Kaplan G and Ernest Healy E (2016) Managing dingoes on Fraser Island: culling, conflict, and an alternative. Pacific Conservation Biology, 2016, 23, 1–11

Cairns KM, Wilton AN (2016) New insights on the history of canids in Oceania based on mitochondrial and nuclear data. Genetica:1-13 doi:10.1007/s10709-016-9924-z

Arendt M, Cairns KM, Ballard JWO, Savolainen P, Axelsson E (2016) Diet adaptation in dog reflects spread of prehistoric agriculture. Heredity doi:10.1038/hdy.2016.48

Cairns KM, Wolff JN, Brooks RC, Ballard JWO (2010) Evidence of recent population expansion in the field cricket Teleogryllus commodus. Aust J Zool 58:33-38 doi:10.1071/ZO09118

BOOK CHAPTERS

Cairns KM, Wilton AN, Ballard JWO (2011) The identification of dingoes in a background of hybrids. In: Urbano KV (ed) Advances in genetics research. Nova Science Publishers, New York, pp 309–327