Andrew Weeks

Project Leader
The University of Melbourne

Andrew Weeks is an ecological geneticist specialising in applying genetic principles to the conservation of wildife. His research interests are centred on translocations as a way of genetically rescuing populations from inbreeding, losses of genetic variation and the build up of slightly deleterious alleles.

His interests are also in developing translocation strategies that aim to enhance a population's ability to adapt under climate change.

Andrew actively participates in several threatened species recovery teams, developing research programs that look at hybridisation of genetically differentiated populations as a way of reinvigorating the genetics of populations that have undergone declines.