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Bradley, Bethany

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. – Brown University
email: bbradley@eco.umass.edu
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Primary Interests

I am interested in how terrestrial ecosystems respond to anthropogenically driven changes, particularly interactions between invasive species, land use and climate change.  I aim to improve forecasting of future changes to ecosystems, particularly risks of non-native plant invasions, using tools from biogeography and landscape ecology.  My research has implications for invasion ecology, natural resource management and biological conservation.

Current Projects

  • Biogeography of invasive plants in the continental U.S.
  • Predicting range shifts of invasive species with climate change
  • Applications of remote sensing to habitat modeling and invasive plant detection
  • Links between invasive plants and disturbance at landscape scales

Courses Taught

Selected Publications

Lehan, N.E., J.R. Murphy, L.P. Thorburn and B.A. Bradley, “Accidental introductions are an important source of invasive plants in the continental U.S.”, American Journal of Botany, 10(7): 1287-1293, 2013

Bradley, B.A., “Distribution models of invasive plants over-estimate potential impact”, Biological Invasions, 15(7): 1417-1429, 2013

Balch, J.K., B.A. Bradley, C.M. D’Antonio, and J. Gomez-Dans, “Introduced annual grass increases regional fire activity across the arid western USA (1980-2009)”, Global Change Biology, 19: 173-183, 2013

Bradley, B.A., A.D. Olsson, O. Wang, B.G. Dickson, L. Pelech, S.E. Sesnie, and L. Zachmann “Detection vs. suitability: Dangers of biasing habitat suitability models for vegetation with remote sensing data”, Ecological Modelling, 244: 57-64, 2012

Bradley, B.A., D.M. Blumenthal, R. Early, E.D. Grosholz, J.J. Lawler, L.P. Miller, C.J.B. Sorte, C.M. D’Antonio, J.M. Diez, J.S. Dukes, I. Ibanez, and J.D. Olden, “Global change, global trade, and the next wave of plant invasions”, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10(1): 20-28, 2012

Bradley, B.A., D.M. Blumenthal, and D.S. Wilcove, L.H. Ziska, “Predicting plant invasions in an era of global change”, Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 25(5), 310-318, 2010

Bradley, B.A., M. Oppenheimer, and D.S. Wilcove, “Climate Change Increases Risk of Plant Invasion in the Eastern United States”, Biological Invasions, 12(6), 1855-1872, 2010

Bradley, B.A., M. Oppenheimer, and D.S. Wilcove, Climate Change and Plant Invasion: Restoration Opportunities Ahead?”, Global Change Biology, 15, 1511-1521, 2009

Updated: March 3, 2014