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Professor Corey Bradshaw

Telephone +61 8 8313 5842
Position Sir Hubert Wilkins Chair of Climate Change
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Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Ecology and Environmental Science

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Biography/ Background

I am the Sir Hubert Wilkins Chair of Climate Change in the School of Biological Sciences.

I have a broad range of research interests including population dynamics, extinction theory, palaeo-ecology, sustainability, invasion biology, community ecology, and climate change impacts & mitigation (see more detail below). Read my Curriculum Vitae.

** Read now **
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. 235 p. (purchase at Footprint Books, BookoAmazon, & see Google Preview) Reviews: New Scientist, The Science Show


Please also visit my biodiversity science blog (with > 1.6 million views) and related social media links below.

Corey Bradshaw

Corey Bradshaw

Photo of CJA Bradshaw by A. Prokopec, courtesy of Adelaide Advertiser.


  • Postgraduate Certificate (Veterinary Conservation Medicine) (2005), Murdoch University, Perth, Australia
  • PhD Zoology (1999), University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • MSc Zoology (1994), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • BSc Ecology (1992), Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Awards & Achievements

  • 2017 Bellagio Academic Writers Residency Fellowship, Rockefeller Foundation (to be held Apr-May 2017), Bellagio, Italy
  • 2015 Visiting Fellow, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
  • 2013 Visiting Fellowship, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • 2012 Mid-Career Research Excellence Award, Faculty of Sciences, The University of Adelaide
  • 2011-2015 Australian Research Council Future Fellow Level 3
  • 2010 Australian Ecology Research Award, Ecological Society of Australia
  • 2010 Scopus Young Researcher of the Year (Life Science and Biological Science Category), Universities Australia/Elsevier/Scopus
  • 2010 Australian Academy of Science International Science Linkages-Science Academies fellowship to China
  • 2009 HG Andrewartha Medal, Royal Society of South Australia
  • 2008 South Australia Young Tall Poppy Science Award, Australian Institute of Policy & Science
  • 2005 Visiting Science Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
  • 2003 Research Excellence Award, University of Tasmania
  • Teaching Interests

    Current Postgraduate/Honours Students

  • Wayne Boardman, PhD. Eco-epidemiological models of Australian flying foxes
  • Bruno Carturan, PhD. Change in resilience of coral reef ecosystems (at UBC with Lael Parrott)
  • Leah Collett, PhD. Optimal survey and harvest models for South Australian macropods
  • Felicity Coutts, PhD. Ediacaran palaeo-ecology
  • Ben Heard, PhD. Energy systems in Australia and the introduction of nuclear power
  • James Holmes, PhD. Cambrian palaeo-ecology
  • Jarod Lyon, PhD. Murray River riparian and in-stream habitat restoration (with Arthur Rylah Institute)
  • Michael Stead, PhD. Predicting biodiversity response to climate change
  • PhD & MSc Completions

  • Dr. Siobhan C. de Little (UAdelaide)
  • Mr David Deane (MSc, UAdelaide)
  • Dr. Iain C. Field (UTAS)
  • Dr. Salvador Herrando-Perez awarded 'Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence' (UAdelaide)
  • Dr. Sanghyun Hong awarded 'Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence' (UAdelaide)
  • Dr. Ana Sequeira awarded 'Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence' (UAdelaide)
  • Dr. Jai Sleeman (CDU)
  • Dr. Conrad Speed (CDU/AIMS)
  • Dr. Michele Thums (UTAS)
  • Dr. Bree Tillett (CDU/AIMS)
  • Dr. Lochran W. Traill (UAdelaide)
  • Dr. Kathryn E. Wheatley (UTAS)
  • Research Interests

    I have a diverse and multidisciplinary research portfolio that includes topics ranging from the dynamics of populations, predicting the vulnerability of species to environmental change, sustainable harvest & density reduction, disease dynamics, palaeo-ecology, vector ecology and environmental drivers of population change, including climate change biology. Specific research foci include analytical and computer simulation modelling, systems modelling, impacts of habitat modification on biodiversity, wildlife population management and sustainable harvest, evaluation of the minimum viable population size concept, examining the relative contribution of intrinsic (density feedback) factors on population trajectories and the ecology of invasive species. See my short Curriculum Vitae.

    Postdoctoral positions for which we are currently seeking applicants:

  • There are currently no open positions.
  • Current Postdoctoral Fellows:

  • Dr. Frédérik Saltré: Palaeo-ecological modelling (ARC Discovery Research Associate - active)
  • Past Post-doctoral Fellows:

  • Dr. Francis Clark (part time/contractual): Density dependence and time series analysis
  • Dr. Steven Delean: Models of regulation for predictions of extinction risk (ARC Discovery Research Associate)
  • Dr. Iain C. Field: Sustainable shark fisheries and shark ecology in northern Australia (ARC Linkage Research Associate)
  • Dr. Stephen Gregory: Range dynamics and demographics of spatially structured populations under global change
  • Dr. Alice Jones: Population & habitat modelling (ARC Research Associate) 
  • Dr. Claudia Junge: Seascape genetics for shark management: an innovation in sustainable fisheries modelling (ARC Linkage Research Associate)
  • Dr. Clive R. McMahon: Ecological-epidemiologial models of disease spread in invasive swamp buffalo (ARC Linkage APDI)
  • Dr. Camille Mellin: Predicting biodiversity patterns in tropical reef fish (AIMS-CERF Fellow)
  • Dr. Thomas Prowse: Population viability models of Pleistocene megafauna (ARC Discovery Research Associate)
  • Dr. Mike Watts: Ecological modelling (ARC Discovery Research Fellow)
  • Dr. Guojing Yang: Density regulation and environmental control of mosquito abundance in northern Australia (ARC Linkage Research Associate)
  • Principal (active) Collaborators:

  • Barry Brook, University of Tasmania
  • Alan Cooper, The University of Adelaide
  • Franck Courchamp, Université Paris-Sud
  • Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University
  • Dick Frankham, Macquarie University
  • Bronwyn Gillanders, The University of Adelaide
  • Fangliang He, University of Alberta/Sun Yat-sen University
  • Chris Johnson, University of Tasmania
  • Bob Lacy, Chicago Zoological Society
  • Bill Laurance, James Cook University
  • Margie Mayfield, The University of Queensland
  • Lael Parrott, University of British Columbia
  • Euan Ritchie, Deakin University
  • Richard (Bert) Roberts, University of Wollongong
  • Chris Turney, The University of New South Wales
  • Shurong Zhou, Fudan University
  • Research Funding

    Current & Recently Completed Grants:

  • 2013-2015, ARC Discovery GrantGeneralised methods for testing extinction dynamics across geological, near and modern time scales
  • 2012-2015, ARC Linkage GrantIdentifying cost-effective reforestation approaches for biodiversity conservation and carbon sequestration in southern Australia
  • 2011-2015, ARC Future FellowshipSolving the problems of estimating extinction rates in recent and geological time
  • 2012-2014, ARC Discovery GrantMeta-modelling of ecological, evolutionary and climatic systems dynamics
  • 2012-2014, ARCLinkage GrantSeascape genetics for shark management: an innovation in sustainable fisheries modelling
  • 2011-2014, ARC Linkage GrantDeveloping best-practice approaches for restoring forest ecosystems that are resilient to climate change
  • 2011, Australian Centre for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis (ACEAS), Working Group GrantDetermining precise estimates of modern biodiversity extinction rates
  • 2011, ARC, Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Grant, Enhancement of South Australian high-performance computing facilities
  • 2011-2014, ARC Super Science FellowshipsMulti-model predictions of ecosystem flux under climate change based on novel genetic and image analysis methods
  • 2010-2012, South Australian Premier's Science and Research FundTRansect for ENvironmental monitoring and Decision making (TREND): adaptive management of productive and native systems for climate change
  • 2009-2011, Australian Government International Science Linkage Programme, Strategic Japanese-Australian Cooperative Program on "Marine Science", Genetic diversity of calcareous macroalgae and their vulnerability to global climate changes
  • 2009-2013, ARC Linkage Grant, Identifying cost-effective reforestation approaches for biodiversity conservation and carbon sequestration in the Australian wet tropics
  • 2009, ARC-NZ Research Network for Vegetation FunctionForecasting climate-driven changes to the distribution and diversity of marine flora
  • 2008-2009, ZoNeCo, New Caledonia, Sustainable management of deep-sea snapper stocks in New Caledonia
  • 2008-2010, ARC Discovery GrantDensity regulation as a major determinant of population persistence: advancing empirical and theoretical approaches to conserve biodiversity
  • 2007-2009, Australian Antarctic Program GrantDigging up the past: the impact of life history traits on royal penguins (Eudyptes schlegeli)
  • 2008-2009, Seaworld Grant, Gene profiling shark catches: do we know what we're catching?
  • 2007-2008, Charles Darwin University Project Grant, Modelling savanna biomass at continental and global scales
  • 2007-2009, DEWHAExtinction risk, threat assessment and priority management actions for the East Coast population of grey nurse shark (Carcharias taurus) in Australia
  • 2007-2009, DEWHADistribution and abundance of Glyphis spp. in Northern Australia and their potential interactions with commercial fisheries
  • 2007-2009, WA-DECHabitat use and migration patterns of silvertip and grey reef sharks at Rowley Shoals
  • 2007-2009, IMOS-Australian Acoustic Tagging and Monitoring SystemHabitat use and migration patterns of silvertip and grey reef sharks at Rowley Shoals
  • 2006-2009, ARC Linkage Grant, Ecological-epidemiological models of feral swamp buffalo control in northern Australia
  • 2006-2009, ARC Linkage Grant, Estimating fishing-related mortality and designing sustainable management protocols for shark fisheries in northern Australia
  • 2006-2009, ARC Linkage Grant, Modelling and control of mosquito-borne diseases in Darwin using long-term monitoring
  • Publications

    Selected Recent Publications (see also Full Publications List; Google Scholar Profile; Researcher ID Profile; ResearchGate Profile)


  • 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. 235 p. (purchase at Footprint BooksBookoAmazon, & see Google Preview)
  • SODHI, NS, BW BROOK, CJA BRADSHAW. 2007. Tropical Conservation Biology. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, United Kingdom. ISBN: 978-1-4051-5073-6.336. 344 p.
  • Peer-reviewed journal articles

  • BRADSHAW, CJA, B LEROY, C BELLARD, D ROIZ, C ALBERT, A FOURNIER, M BARBET-MASSIN, J-M SALLES, F SIMARD, F COURCHAMP. 2016. Massive yet grossly underestimated global costs of invasive insects. Nat Comm 7:12986. doi:10.1038/ncomms12986
  • RODRÍGUEZ-REY, M, S HERRANDO-PÉREZ, BW BROOK, F SALTRÉ, J ALROY, N BEETON, MI BIRD, A COOPER, R GILLESPIE, Z JACOBS, CN JOHNSON, GH MILLER, GJ PRIDEAUX, RG ROBERTS, CSM TURNEY, CJA BRADSHAW. 2016. A comprehensive database of quality-rated fossil ages for Sahul's Quaternary vertebrates. Scientif Data 3:160053. doi:10.1038/sdata.2016.53
  • BRADSHAW, CJA, BW BROOK. 2016. Implications of Australia's population policy for future greenhouse-gas emissions targets. Asia & the Pac Policy Stud 3:249-265. doi:10.1002/app5.135
  • METCALF, JL, CSM TURNEY, R BARNETT, F MARTIN, S BRAY, JT VILSTRUP, L ORLANDO, R SALAS-GISMONDI, D LOPONTE, M MEDINA, M DE NIGRIS, T CIVALERO, P MARCELO FERNANDEZ, A GASCO, V DURAN, KL SEYMOUR, C OTAOLA, A GIL, R PAUNERO, FJ PREVOST, CJA BRADSHAW, J WHEELER, L BORRERO, JJ AUSTIN, A COOPER. 2016. Synergistic roles of climate warming and human occupation in Patagonian megafaunal extinctions during the Last Deglaciation. Sci Adv 2: e1501682. doi:10.1126/sciadv.1501682
  • BRADSHAW, CJA, BW BROOK. 2016. How to rank journals. PLoS One 11:e0149852. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0149852
  • BLOCK, S, F SALTRÉ, M RODRÍGUEZ-REY, DA FORDHAM, I UNKEL, CJA BRADSHAW. 2016. Where to dig for fossils: combining climate-envelope, taphonomy and discovery models. PLoS One 11:e0151090. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0151090
  • LIU, X, S LYU, S ZHOU, CJA BRADSHAW. 2016. Warming and fertilization alter the dilution effect of host diversity on disease severity. Ecology 97:1680-1689. doi:10.1890/15-1784.1
  • JOHNSON, CN, J ALROY, N BEETON, MI BIRD, BW BROOK, A COOPER, R GILLESPIE, S HERRANDO-PÉREZ, Z JACOBS, GH MILLER, GJ PRIDEAUX, RG ROBERTS, M RODRÍGUEZ-REY, F SALTRÉ, CSM TURNEY, CJA BRADSHAW. 2016. What caused extinction of the Pleistocene megafauna of Sahul? Proc R Soc B 283:20152399. doi:10.1098/rspb.2015.2399 
  • DI MININ, E, N LEADER-WILLIAMS, CJA BRADSHAW. 2016. Banning trophy hunting will exacerbate biodiversity loss. Trends Ecol Evol 31: 99-102. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2015.12.006
  • MELLIN, C, D MOUILLOT, M KULBICKI, TR MCCLANAHAN, L VIGLIOLA, CJA BRADSHAW, RE BRAINARD, P CHABANET, GJ EDGAR, DA FORDHAM, AM FRIEDLANDER, V PARRAVICINI, AMM SEQUEIRA, RD STUART-SMITH, L WANTIEZ, MJ CALEY. 2016. Humans and seasonal climate variability threaten large-bodied coral reef fish with small ranges. Nat Comm 7:10491. doi:10.1038/ncomms10491
  • SALTRÉ, F, M RODRÍGUEZ-REY, BW BROOK, CN JOHNSON, CSM TURNEY, J ALROY, A COOPER, N BEETON, MI BIRD, DA FORDHAM, R GILLESPIE, S HERRANDO-PÉREZ, Z JACOBS, GH MILLER, D NOGUÉS-BRAVO, GJ PRIDEAUX, RG ROBERTS, CJA BRADSHAW. 2016. Climate change not to blame for Late Quaternary megafauna extinctions in Australia. Nat Comm 7:10511. doi:10.1038/ncomms10511
  • TURNEY, CSM, Z THOMAS, D HUTCHINSON, CJA BRADSHAW, BW BROOK, ME ENGLAND, CJ FOGWILL, R JONES, J PALMER, KA HUGHEN, A COOPER. 2015. Obliquity-driven expansion of North Atlantic sea ice during the last glacial. Geophys Res Lett doi:10.1002/2015GL066344
  • RODRÍGUEZ-REY, M, S HERRANDO-PÉREZ, R GILLESPIE, Z JACOBS, F SALTRÉ, BW BROOK, GJ PRIDEAUX, RG ROBERTS, A COOPER, J ALROY, GH MILLER, MI BIRD, CN JOHNSON, N BEETON, CSM TURNEY, CJA BRADSHAW. 2015. Criteria for assessing the quality of Middle Pleistocene to Holocene vertebrate fossil ages. Quaternary Geochronol 30:69-79. doi:10.1016/j.quageo.2015.08.002
  • BRADSHAW, CJA, I CRAIGIE, WF LAURANCE. 2015. National emphasis on high-level protection reduces risk of biodiversity decline in tropical forest reserves. Biol Conserv 190:115-122. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2015.05.019
  • COOPER, A, CSM TURNEY, BW BROOK, G MCDONALD, KA HUGHEN, CJA BRADSHAW. 2015. Abrupt warmings drove Late Pleistocene Holarctic megafaunal turnover. Science 349:602-606. doi:10.1126/science.aac4315
  • BRADSHAW, CJA, IG WARKENTIN. 2015. Global estimates of boreal forest carbon stocks and flux. Global Planet Change 128:24-30. doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2015.02.004
  • TANNER, JE, C MELLIN, L PARROTT, CJA BRADSHAW. 2015. Fine-scale benthic biodiversity patterns inferred from image processing. Ecol Complex 22:76-85. doi:10.1016/j.ecocom.2015.02.009
  • SALTRÉ, F, BW BROOK, M RODRÍGUEZ-REY, A COOPER, CN JOHNSON, CSM TURNEY, CJA BRADSHAW. 2015. Uncertainties in dating constrain model choice for inferring extinction time from fossil records. Quaternary Sci Rev 112:128-137. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.01.022
  • PROWSE, TAA, CN JOHNSON, P CASSEY, CJA BRADSHAW, BW BROOK. 2015. Ecological and economic benefits to cattle rangelands of restoring an apex predator. J Appl Ecol 52:455-466. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12378
  • HONG, S, CJA BRADSHAW, BW BROOK. 2015. Global zero-carbon energy pathways using viable mixes of nuclear and renewables. Appl Energy 143:451-459. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.01.006
  • BROOK, BW, CJA BRADSHAW. 2015. Key role for nuclear energy in global biodiversity conservation. Conserv Biol 29:702-712. doi:10.1111/cobi.12433
  • LIU, JJ, F SONG, X ZHANG, S ZHOU, M CADOTTE, CJA BRADSHAW. 2015. Explaining maximum variation in productivity requires phylogenetic diversity and single functional traits. Ecology 96:176-183. doi:10.1890/14-1034.1
  • BRADSHAW, CJA, BW BROOK. 2014. Human population reduction is not a quick fix for environmental problems. P Natl Acad Sci USA 111:16610-16615. doi:10.1073/pnas.1410465111
  • HONG, S, CJA BRADSHAW, BW BROOK. 2014. Nuclear power can reduce emissions and maintain a strong economy: rating Australia's optimal future electricity-generation mix by technologies and policies. Appl Energy 136: 712-725. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.09.062
  • MELLIN, C, K MENGERSEN, CJA BRADSHAW, MJ CALEY. 2014. Generalizing the use of geographical weights in biodiversity modelling. Global Ecol Biogeogr 23:1314-1323. doi:10.1111/geb.12203
  • HONG, S, CJA BRADSHAW, BW BROOK. 2014. South Korean energy scenarios show how nuclear power can reduce future energy and environmental costs. Energ Policy 74:569-578. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2014.05.054
  • BRADSHAW, CJA, BW BROOK, S DELEAN, DA FORDHAM, S HERRANDO-PÉREZ, P CASSEY, R EARLY, C SEKERCIOGLU, MB ARAÚJO. 2014. Predictors of contraction and expansion of area of occupancy for British birds. P Roy Soc B-Biol Sci 281:20140744. doi:10.1098/rspb.2014.0744
  • SEQUEIRA, AMM, PEJ ROETMAN, CB DANIELS, AK BAKER, CJA BRADSHAW. 2014. Distribution models for koalas in South Australia using citizen science-collected data. Ecol Evol 4:2103-2114. doi:10.1002/ece3.1094
  • MOEN, J, L RIST, K BISHOP, FS CHAPIN III, D ELLISON, T KUULUVAINEN, H PETERSSON, K PUETTMANN, J RAYNER, IG WARKENTIN, CJA BRADSHAW. 2014. Eye on the taiga: removing global policy impediments to safeguard the boreal forest. Conserv Lett 7:408-418. doi:10.1111/conl.12098
  • HERRANDO-PÉREZ, S, S DELEAN, BW BROOK, P CASSEY, CJA BRADSHAW. 2014. Spatial climate patterns explain negligible variation in strength of compensatory density feedback in birds and mammals. PLoS One 9:e91536. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091536
  • FRANKHAM, R, CJA BRADSHAW, BW BROOK. 2014. Genetics in conservation management: revised recommendations for the 50/500 rules, Red List criteria and population viability analyses. Biol Conserv 170:53-63. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2013.12.036
  • MELLIN, C, CJA BRADSHAW, DA FORDHAM, MJ CALEY. 2014. Strong but opposing β-diversity-stability relationships in coral reef fish communities. P Roy Soc B 281:20131993. doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.1993
  • HERRANDO-PÉREZ, S, BW BROOK, CJA BRADSHAW. 2014. Ecology needs a convention of nomenclature. BioScience 64:311-321. doi:10.1093/biosci/biu013
  • PROWSE, TAA, CN JOHNSON, CJA BRADSHAW, BW BROOK. 2014. An ecological regime shift resulting from disrupted predator-prey interactions in Holocene Australia. Ecology 95:693-702. doi:10.1890/13-0746.1
  • SEQUEIRA, AMM, C MELLIN, DA FORDHAM, MG MEEKAN, CJA BRADSHAW. 2014. Predicting current and future global distributions of whale sharks. Glob Change Biol 20:778-789. doi:10.1111/gcb.12343

  • Key role for nuclear energy in global biodiversity conservation (Conserv Mag 2014)
  • Human population reduction is not a quick fix for environmental problems (Science 2014)
  • Genetics in conservation management: revised recommendations for the 50/500 rules, Red List criteria and population viability analyses (Editor's Choice, Biol Conserv 2014)
  • An ecological regime shift resulting from disrupted predator-prey interactions in Holocene Australia (Science 2014)
  • Near-complete extinction of native small mammal fauna 25 years following forest fragmentation (Nature 2013; Current Biology 2013)
  • Predicting publication success for biologists (F1000Prime 2013)
  • Sequencing ancient calcified dental plaque shows changes in oral microbiota with dietary shifts of the Neolithic and Industrial revolutions (Science 2013; F1000Prime 2013)
  • Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas (F1000Prime 2012)
  • Global evidence that deforestation amplifies flood risk and severity in the developing world (Nature 2007; F1000Prime 2007)
  • Professional Associations

  • Leading Member of the Alliance of Leading Environmental Researchers & Thinkers (ALERT) (2013- )
  • Science Excellence Awards SA (panel judge) (2014, 2015)
  • Indianapolis Prize (Animal Conservation) Jury Member (2014)
  • Faculty of 1000 Member & Advisor for F1000Research (2013- )
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of South Australia
  • Editor, (2012- ), Ecology Letters
  • Former Associate Editor (2006-2014), Journal of Animal Ecology
  • Former Editor (2011-2013), Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
  • Former 'In Focus' Editor (2008-2013), Journal of Animal Ecology
  • Former Senior Editor (2008-2010), Conservation Letters
  • Former Subject Editor (2007-2009), Biotropica
  • Former Theme Member, Biodiversity & Resources, Adaptation Research Network, NCCARF Marine Biodiversity and Resources
  • Former Member, Australian Institute of Policy and Science
  • Former Member Thematic Reference Group (TRG) on Environment, Agriculture and Infectious Diseases, UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR)
  • Member Ecological Society of Australia
  • Member British Ecological Society
  • Member Ecological Society of America
  • Member Society for Conservation Biology
  • Member Australian Marine Sciences Association
  • Former Member IUCN Species Survival Commission Crocodile Specialist Group
  • Community Engagement

    My Articles in The Conversation

  • Interactive: profiles of the cabinet and shadow cabinet (environment portfolio)
  • New analysis finds no evidence that climate wiped out Australia's megafauna
  • Big game: banning trophy hunting could do more harm than good
  • It's time for environmentalists to give nuclear a fair go
  • Why we're opposing Western Australia's shark cull: scientists
  • Marsupial extinctions: don't blame the dingoes
  • Pro-nuclear greenies? Thinking outside the box with Pandora's Promise
  • Predicting who will publish or perish as career academics
  • Making national parks truly national
  • Our national parks must be more than playgrounds or paddocks
  • De-extinction is about as sensible as de-death
  • Worrying about global tipping points distracts from real planetary threats
  • Degraded microcosms: loss of oral biodiversity will kill you
  • Can Australia afford the dingo fence?
  • The end of field ecology?
  • Selected Recent Press (see also here for a complete list of recent media hits)

  • Radio New Zealand - Population limits (Apr 2016)
  • The Guardian - Cecil's legacy: could the death of one lion start a conservation movement? (Apr 2016)
  • Radio Adelaide - Flowers of the field (Apr 2016)
  • Ensia - Is biodiversity the best medicine? (Mar 2016)
  • BBC Earth - How many people can our planet really support? (Mar 2016)
  • Panorama - Species on the move (Feb 2016)
  • ABC - Trophy hunting needs regulation not bans (Jan 2016)
  • Crikey - Is curbing deforestation the best way for Australia to combat climate change? (Dec 2015)
  • The Lead - Why the big animals died: new study shakes up extinction science (July 2015)
  • Wild Magazine - A brief history of the koalas of South Australia (July 2015)
  • Wired - The biggest threat to the Earth? We have too many kids (Apr 2015)
  • Québec Science - Biodiversité: à la rescousse du bush (Apr 2015)
  • Aspire Magazine - Giants of Science (Feb 2015)
  • Mongabay - Is nuclear the way to go? (Jan 2015)
  • Radio Adelaide - Predator-free, offshore islands (Jan 2015)
  • The Independent - Nuclear power is the greenest option, say top scientists (Jan 2015)
  • ABC Current Affairs - Dingoes could be good for cattle farms (Dec 2014)
  • ABC Current Affairs - Smartphones turn citizens into scientists (Dec 2014)
  • Washington Post - Why climate change is forcing some environmentalists to back nuclear power (Dec 2014)
  • Farm Weekly - Predators can benefit pasture (Dec 2014)
  • Scientific American - Birth control could help the environment, but not quickly (Oct 2014)
  • The Guardian - Global overpopulation would ‘withstand war, disasters and disease' (Oct 2014)
  • Science - No way to stop human population growth? (Oct 2014)
  • Washington Post - Stop pretending we can fix the environment by curbing population growth (Oct 2014)
  • BBC - Population controls ‘will not solve environment issues' (Oct 2014)
  • 2SER Radio - World wildlife populations have halved in the past 40 years... (Oct 2014)
  • Adelaide Advertiser - Scientists push for continued fishing bans in SA marine park sanctuary zones (Aug 2014)
  • Guardian - WA shark cull condemned by global group of marine scientists (Jul 2014)
  • Hijacked - Hundreds of marine experts speak out about Western Australia's shark cull (Jul 2014)
  • ABC - Threatened Species Commissioner lacks teeth (authored) (Jul 2014)
  • ABC - Feral cats: the worst predator of all - listen (May 2014)
  • - South Australia's citizens make koalas count (Apr 2014)
  • Mongabay - Scientists urge ban on roads in intact wilderness areas (Mar 2014)
  • ABC - Scientists resign 'living dead' species to extinction, call for triage debate (Mar 2014)
  • Mongabay - Scientists blast Australian leader's proposed ban on parks (Mar 2014)
  • Recent Press Releases

  • Population policy to impact emissions targets (14/06/2016)
  • Biodiversity brings disease resistance (22/03/2016)
  • Climate not to blame for megafauna extinction in Australia (01/02/2016)
  • Banning trophy hunting could do more harm than good (08/01/2016)
  • Mammoths killed by abrupt climate change (24/07/2015)
  • Nuclear should be in the energy mix for biodiversity (15/12/2014)
  • Dingoes bring economic benefit to cattle graziers (11/12/2014)
  • Reducing population is no environmental 'quick fix' (28/10/2014)
  • South Australia's citizens make koalas count (30/04/2014)
  • For scientists, early to press means success (19/09/2013)
  • Dingo wrongly blamed for extinctions (09/09/2013)
  • 30-year woodland trial underway at Monarto (13/06/2013)
  • A carbon economy can help save our species too (15/05/2013)
  • Ancient teeth bacteria record disease evolution (18/02/2013)
  • Avoiding biodiversity collapse in tropical forest reserves (26/07/2012)
  • Saving forests? Take a leaf from insurance industry's book (18/04/2012)
  • Speaking Engagements (see also here for a complete list)

    Upcoming events

  • Low biodiversity impact of cats on continents - National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India (26/07/2016)
  • Past events

  • 'How climate change is degrading my daughter's future: from epidemiology to economics' - New Zealand International Science FestivalUniversity of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (12/07/2016)
  • Nuclear fuel cycle in South Australia (panel) - Invest SA Conference, Barossa Valley (03/06/2016)
  • ‘Human population trends', Future Child Health and World Human Population, Peter Wall Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (19/04/2016)
  • ‘Pimp My Profile', Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada (18/04/2016)
  • ‘Identifying cost-effective reforestation approaches for biodiversity conservation and carbon sequestration in southern Australia', South Australia Natural Resource Management Science Conference 2016, Adelaide (14/04/2016)
  • 'Low biodiversity impact of cats on continents' - University of Canberra (21/03/2016)
  • 'Grossly underestimated global costs of invasive insects' - University of Helsinki, Finland (07/12/2015)
  • 'Supercharge Your Science' - Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany (20/11/2015)
  • 'Increasing global costs of invasive insects' - Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany (19/11/2015)
  • 'How do you like your megafauna, cooked or speared? Complex interplay of climate change & human hunting on the global megafauna extinctions of the Late Pleistocene' Laboratoire d'Écologie systématique et Évolution, l'Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France (13/11/2015)
  • 'How do you like your megafauna, cooked or speared? Complex interplay of climate change & human hunting on Late Pleistocene extinctions' - School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland (30/10/2015)
  • 'Human population reduction is not a quick fix for environmental problems' - 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology/4th European Congress for Conservation Biology, Montpellier, France (03/08/2015)
  • 'Supercharge Your Science!' workshop - 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology/4th European Congress for Conservation Biology, Montpellier, France (02/08/2015)
  • Feral Feast (keynote) - Ngeringa Winery, Mount Barker, South Australia (26/07/2015)
  • ‘Spatial pattern of Eurasian woolly mammoth extinctions during the Late Pleistocene based on statistical inference from fossil records' - 9th International Association of Landscape Ecology World Congress, Portland, USA (08/07/2015)
  • 'Human population reduction is imperative, but not a quick fix, for global environmental problems' - Invited seminar, Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research, Adelaide (17/06/2015)
  • 'The Anthropocene' - Bioapplications 300, School of Pharmacy & Medical Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide (20/05/2015)
  • 'Human population reduction is imperative, but not a quick fix, for global environmental problems' - Harry Harris Oration, USANZ (Adelaide) (11/04/2015)
  • 'Energy alternatives' - Governor's Leadership Foundation, Leaders Institute of Australia, Adelaide (10/04/2015)
  • 'South Australia & nuclear power' - Australian Labor Party (SA) Florey Sub Branch, 19th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration, Adelaide (01/03/2015)
  • 'State of the Environment Reporting' - State of Environment Reporting Forum, SA Environment Protection Authority, Adelaide (26/02/2015)
  • 'Human population reduction is not a quick fix for environmental problems: techno-fixes like nuclear power are needed to reduce short-term impacts' - University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (09/02/2015)
  • 'Power to save nature: role of nuclear energy in biodiversity conservation' - Centre for Tropical Research seminar, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of California Los Angeles, USA (02/02/2015)
  • 'The bees knees: the importance of pollinators and their recent decline' - Science in the Pub (Adelaide) (05/12/2014)
  • 'Human population reduction is not a quick fix for environmental problems' - University of Sydney (13/11/2014)
  • 'Whale sharks' - undisclosed primary school (South Australia) (07/11/2014)
  • 'Introduction to ecological modelling' - Stats Solutions (Ecological Modelling Group), The University of Adelaide (07/10/2014)
  • 'Make Your Science Matter' - Workshop at Ecological Society of Australia Annual Meeting, Alice Springs (01/10/2014)
  • 'Power to save nature: a key role of nuclear energy in global biodiversity conservation' - Presentation at Ecological Society of Australia Annual Meeting, Alice Springs (28/09 - 03/10/2014)
  • 'Increasing the success of tropical reserves to protect biodiversity' - Presentation at Fudan University Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Biodiversity and Ecological Engineering, Summer School on Biodiversity and Global Change, Shanghai, China (20/08/2014)
  • Ngeringa Wines Feral Feast, Mount Barker, South Australia - 'Eat a feral a week'  (27/07/2014)
  • Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Annual Meeting, Cairns  - 'National emphasis on high-level protection reduces risk of biodiversity decline in tropical forest reserves' (23/07/2014)
  • National Landcare Network Annual Meeting, Adelaide - keynote address (26/05/2014)
  • Macquarie University, Department of Biological Sciences - ‘Sampling while Australia burns: out-of-box approaches to save the world' (invited seminar) (07/05/2014)
  • Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus), Adelaide - 'Be recognised as the expert: communicating science to the public and media' (panel; watch part 1, part 2)  (01/05/2014)
  • NRM Science Conference, Keynote Address, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide - 'South Australia's tattered environmental remains - cohesion of effort is our only option' (watch) (15/04/2014)
  • Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique & Evolution, Université Paris Sud, Orsay, France - ‘Pimp my profile' (20/02/2014)
  • International Master in Applied Ecology, Université de Poitiers, Poitiers, France - 'Brave new green world' and 'Quantifying biodiversity loss and biowealth degradation' (11/02/2014) 
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