Jenny's research interests lie in conservation genetics and the use of genetic tools to investigate options for managing and augmenting both wild and captive populations, and in determining the origin of unknown samples.
- MSc (University of Leeds, UK) Biodiversity and Conservation
- BSc (University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) Zoology
- Research Technician at the University of Sheffield collecting field data on a population of co-operative birds (Philetairus socius) in Kimberley, South Africa and producing genetic data on their relatedness and kinship.
- Research assistant at the University of Stirling looking at population structure of bumblebees on the Hebridean Isles, and also assisting in the collection of field data in South Island, New Zealand.
Helen Senn, Lisa Banfield, Tim Wacher, John Newby, Thomas Rabeil, Jennifer Kaden, Andrew C Kitchener, Teresa Abaigar, Teresa Luísa Silva, Mike Maunder, Rob Ogden, 2014, Splitting or Lumping? A Conservation Dilemma Exemplified by the Critically Endangered Dama Gazelle (Nanger dama), PLoS ONE 06/2014; 9(6):e98693
René E. van Dijk, Jennifer C. Kaden, Araceli Argüelles‐Ticó, Deborah A. Dawson, Terry Burke, Ben J. Hatchwell, 2014, Cooperative investment in public goods is kin directed in communal nests of social birds, Ecology Letters 06/2014
René E. van Dijk, Jennifer C. Kaden, Araceli Argüelles-Ticó, L. Marcela Beltran, Matthieu Paquet, Rita Covas, Claire Doutrelant, Ben J Hatchwell, 2013, The thermoregulatory benefits of the communal nest of sociable weavers Philetairus socius are spatially structured within nests, Journal of Avian Biology 03/2013; 44:102-110
D Goulson, J C Kaden, O Lepais, G C Lye, B Darvill, 2011, Population structure, dispersal and colonization history of the garden bumblebee Bombus hortorum in the Western Isles of Scotland, Conservation Genetics 08/2011; 12:867-879
G. C. Lye, J. C. Kaden, K. J. Park, D. Goulson, 2010, Forage use and niche partitioning by non-native bumblebees in New Zealand: implications for the conservation of their populations of origin, Journal of Insect Conservation 01/2010; 14(6):607-615
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Following the feathers - counting capercaillie in the Cairngorms
It's possible that there are now less than 1,000 capercaillie left in the UK and almost all of them live in the Cairngorms National Park. Read on to find out more about how Jal and Jean-Marc from the RZSS WildGenes team are using DNA from feathers to help the Cairngorms Capercaillie Project understand more about the population in the wild.
Always smile at a (Siamese) crocodile
For the past three years, the RZSS WildGenes laboratory has been working with Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) to develop the first conservation genetics laboratory in Cambodia. Our very first training visit began back in 2016.