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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Bethany Bradley

NE CASC Principal Investigator
University Co-Director
UMass Amherst

Research 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.


Ph.D.: Geological Science (Terrestrial Remote Sensing), Brown University, Providence, RI, 2006
B.A.: Geology, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, 2000


Professor of Biogeography and Spatial Ecology, UMass Amherst, 2016-2020
Associate Professor of Biogeography and Spatial Ecology, UMass Amherst, 2016-2020
Assistant Professor, Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst, 2010-2016
Copeland Fellow, Department of Biology, Amherst College, 2009-2010
Postdoctoral Fellow, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, 2006-2009

Media Coverage


Global environmental changes more frequently offset than intensify detrimental effects of biological invasionsPlant regulatory lists in the United States are reactive and inconsistentTranslational invasion ecology: bridging research and practice to address one of the greatest threats to biodiversity