Curriculum Vitae

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  • Nationalities: Australian & Canadian

Current Position

Matthew Flinders Fellow in Global Ecology (Professor): Global Ecology LaboratoryCollege of Science and EngineeringFlinders University, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia



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Selected Publications:

  1. BRADSHAW, CJA et al. 2019. Minimum founding populations for the first peopling of Sahul. Nature Ecology and Evolution doi:10.1038/s41559-019-0902-6
  2. STRONA, G, CJA BRADSHAW. 2018. Co-extinctions annihilate planetary life during extreme environmental changeScientific Reports 8:16724. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-35068-1
  3. HERRANDO-PERÉZ, S, CJA BRADSHAW, S LEWANDOWSKY, DR VIEITES.. In press. Statistical language backs conservatism in climate-change assessments. BioScience (accepted 02.12.2018)
  4. HENNENBERG, KJ, H BÖTTCHER, CJA BRADSHAW. 2018. Revised European Union renewable-energy policies erode nature protection. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2:1519-1520. doi:10.1038/s41559-018-0659-3
  5. BARNETT, LK, TAA PROWSE, DE PEACOCK, GJ MUTZE, RG SINCLAIR, J KOVALISKI, BD COOKE, CJA BRADSHAW. 2018. Previous exposure to myxomatosis reduces survival of European rabbits during outbreaks of rabbit haemorrhagic disease. Journal of Applied Ecology doi:10.1111/1365-2664.13187
  6. BRADSHAW, CJA, TAA PROWSE, M DREW, BM GILLANDERS, SC DONNELLAN, C HUVENEERS. 2018. Predicting sustainable shark harvests when stock assessments are lacking. ICES Journal of Marine Science doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsy031
  7. BRADSHAW, CJA. 2018. The Effective Scientist. A Handy Guide to a Successful Academic Career. Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom. ISBN: 9781316779521
  8. COURCHAMP, F, CJA BRADSHAW. 2017. 100 articles every ecologist should readNature Ecology and Evolution 2: 395-401. doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0370-9
  9. HEARD, BP, BW BROOK, TML WIGLEY, CJA BRADSHAW. 2017. Burden of proof: a comprehensive review of the feasibility of 100% renewable-electricity systemsRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 76: 1122-1133. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2017.03.114
  10. BRADSHAW, CJA, et al. 2016. Massive yet grossly underestimated global costs of invasive insects. Nature Communications 7: 12986. doi:10.1038/ncomms12986
  11. BRADSHAW, CJA & PR EHRLICH. 2015. Killing the Koala and Poisoning the Prairie: Australia, America, and the Environment. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, USA. ISBN: 9780226316987. 240 p. (October 2015 release)
  12. BRADSHAW, CJA & BW BROOK. 2014. Human population reduction is not a quick fix for environmental problems. Proceedings of the National Academy of the USA 111:16610-16615. doi:10.1073/pnas.1410465111
  13. BRADSHAW, CJA et al. 2014. Predictors of contraction and expansion of area of occupancy for British birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20140744. doi:10.1098/rspb.2014.0744
  14. MELLIN, C, CJA BRADSHAW, DA FORDHAM, MJ CALEY. 2014. Strong but opposing β-diversity-stability relationships in coral reef fish communities. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20131993
  15. GIBSON, L, AJ LYNAM, CJA BRADSHAW, F HE, DP BICKFORD, DS WOODRUFF, S BUMRUNGSRI, WF LAURANCE. 2013. Near-complete extinction of native small mammal fauna 25 years following forest fragmentation. Science 341:1508-1510
  16. BRADSHAW, CJA et al. 2012. Novel coupling of individual-based epidemiological and demographic models predicts realistic dynamics of tuberculosis in alien buffalo. Journal of Applied Ecology 49: 268-277
  17. WERNBERG, T, BD RUSSELL, MS THOMSEN, CFD GURGEL, CJA BRADSHAW, ES POLOCZANSKA, SD CONNELL. 2011. Seaweed communities in retreat from ocean warming. Current Biology 21: 1828-1832
  18. GIBSON, L, TM LEE, LP KOH, BW BROOK, TA GARDNER, J BARLOW, CA PERES, CJA BRADSHAW, WF LAURANCE, TE LOVEJOY, NS SODHI. 2011. Primary forests are irreplaceable for sustaining tropical biodiversity. Nature 478: 378-381
  19. BRADSHAW, CJA, et al. 2009. Urgent preservation of boreal carbon stocks and biodiversity. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 24: 541-548
  20. BRADSHAW, CJA, et al. 2009. Tropical turmoil – a biodiversity tragedy in progressFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7: 79-87
  21. BRADSHAW, CJA, et al. 2008. Threat or invasive status in legumes is related to opposite extremes of the same ecological and life history attributes. Journal of Ecology 96: 869-883
  22. BROOK, BW, NS SODHI, CJA BRADSHAW. 2008. Synergies among extinction drivers under global change. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 23: 453-460
  23. SODHI, NS, BW BROOK, CJA BRADSHAW. 2007. Tropical Conservation Biology. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, United Kingdom. ISBN: 978-1-4051-5073-6.336. 344 p.
  24. BRADSHAW, CJA, et al. 2007. Global evidence that deforestation amplifies flood risk and severity in the developing world. Global Change Biology 13: 2379-2395
  25. BRADSHAW, CJA, et al. 2007. Inferring population trends for the world’s largest fish from mark-recapture estimates of survival. Journal of Animal Ecology 76: 480-489
  26. BROOK, BW, CJA BRADSHAW. 2006. Strength of evidence for density dependence in abundance time series of 1198 species. Ecology 87: 1445-1451

Citation Statistics

  • Total citations to 21/05/2019: 18766
  • Total number of peer-reviewed articles published: 281
  • Average number citations/article: 66.8
  • Current h-index = 70
  • Current m-index (h-index ÷ 19 years since PhD) = 3.68
  • Essential Science Indicators Ecology/Evolution citation rank (as of 03/11/2018) = top 2.84% of top 1%

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  • Fluency in spoken & written English and French
  • Intermediate spoken & written Italian & Spanish
  • Basic Mandarin