Prof Corey Bradshaw

Corey Bradshaw is the Matthew Flinders Fellow in Global Ecology at Flinders University where he heads the Flinders Modelling Node of the Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage. Previously, he was the Sir Hubert Wilkins Chair of Climate Change at the University of Adelaide and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Level 3 Future Fellow, with former positions at the South Australian Research and Development Institute, Charles Darwin University, and the University of Tasmania. Corey has completed three tertiary degrees in ecology (BSc, MSc, PhD) from universities in Canada and New Zealand, and a Certificate in Veterinary Conservation Medicine from Murdoch University.
Corey’s raison d’être is to demonstrate to human society that we can no longer ignore the impacts of deforestation, pollution, disease, habitat loss, extinctions, over-grazing, over-fishing or warming climates on human wealth, health and wellbeing. Scientists must not only present the empirical evidence underlying these relationships, they should also excel in telling their stories and advocating for positive change. In a world where human activity has precipitated the current Anthropocene extinction event, Corey’s aim is to provide irrefutable evidence to influence government policy and private behaviour for the preservation of our planet’s biowealth.
Corey has published over 270 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 11 book chapters and 3 books, including The Effective Scientist (Cambridge University Press) and Killing the Koala and Poisoning the Prairie (Chicago University Press). He is highly cited, with over 16000 citations to date, an h-index of 61, and a m-index > 3.2. He is a member of the Faculty of 1000 and Fellow of the Royal Society of South Australia. He was awarded the 2017 Verco Medal from the Royal Society of South Australia, a 2017 Rockefeller Foundation ‘Bellagio’ Writer’s Fellowship, the 2012 Mid-Career Research Excellence Award from the Faculty of Sciences at The University of Adelaide, the 2010 Australian Ecology Research Award, the 2010 Scopus Young Researcher of the Year, the 2009 HG Andrewartha Medal, and a 2008 Young Tall Poppy Science Award. He is regularly featured in Australian and international media for his research. His blog,, has been visited nearly 2 million times.