Ross Bradstock 2011

Professor Ross Bradstock

Phone:    + 61 2 4221 5531
Office:     B35.120

Ross Bradstock is the Director of the Centre for Environmental Risk Management of Bushfires


  • Professorial Fellow

Research Interests

  • Fire ecology
  • Conservation biology
  • Landscape ecology
  • Climate change

Representative Publications

Bradstock RA, Hammill K, Collins L, Price OF (2010) Effects of weather, fuel and terrain on fire severity in topographically diverse landscapes of south-eastern Australia. Landscape Ecology 25:607–619.

Bradstock RA (2010) A biogeographic model of fire regimes in Australia: contemporary and future implications. Global Ecology and Biogeography 19, 145-158.

Keeley JE, Bond WJ, Bradstock RA, Pausas JG, & Rundel PW (2012) Fire Ecology, Evolution and Management in Mediterranean Climate Ecosystems Cambridge University Press

Bradstock RA, Williams RJ, Gill AM (2012) Flammable Australia: fire regimes, biodiversity and ecosystems in a changing world. CSIRO Publishing

Bradstock RA, Cary GJ, Davies I, Lindenmayer DB, Price OF, Williams RJ (2012) Wildfires, fuel treatment and risk mitigation in Australian eucalypt forests: insights from landscape-scale simulation. Journal of Environmental Management 105, 66-75.

Archibald S, Lehmann, CER, Gomez-Dans J, Bradstock RA (2013) Defining pyromes and global syndromes of fire regimes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 110, 6442–6447

Searchable publications

Current Students


Chris McLean - The effects of fire regimes and logging on forest stand structure, tree hollows and arboreal marsupials in sclerophyll forests"

Rebecca Gibson - Processes controlling fuel dynamics and fire regimes across environmental gradients in the Mediterranean region of south eastern Australia

Mr Robert Sawyer - Effects of Fire Regimes on Soil Charcoal

Suggested Topics for Future Students

  • Fire ecology
  • Fuels and fire behaviour
  • Landscape ecology
  • Climate change

Recent Graduates

  • 2013 PhD Mr Luke Collins, Project title: Landscape and fire regimes as determinants of mammal species diversity.

Abbreviated CV

  • 2003-2010 – Project Leader, Bushfire CRC Project B1.2 (Managing bushfire risk in changing World).
  • 2002-2006 – Honorary Research Fellow, School of Resources Environment and Society.
  • 1999-2006 – Principal Research Scientist, Biodiversity Conservation Science Section, Policy and Science division, NSW Department of Environment and Conservation.
  • 1994-1999 – Senior Research Scientist, Biodiversity Research and management Division, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Last reviewed: 15 August, 2017