- BZ1005: Introductory Ecology (Level 1; CNS)
- BZ3225: Field Ecology (Level 3; CNS)
- BZ3230: Ecological Research Methods (Level 3; CNS)
- BZ5225: Field Ecology (Level 5; CNS)
- BZ5230: Ecological Research Methods (Level 5; CNS)
- SC1102: Modelling Natural Systems (Level 1; CNS)
- SC5901: Special Topic 1 (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
- SC5902: Special Topic 2 (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
- SC5903: Literature Review (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
- SC5909: Minor Project and Seminar (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
- SC5912: Minor Project, Seminar and Literature Review (1 of 2) (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
- SC5913: Minor Project, Seminar and Literature Review (2 of 2) (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
- 1999 to 2007 - Senior Lecturer/Lecturer, James Cook University (Cairns)
- 1998 to 1999 - Research Fellow, University of Auckland (New Zealand)
- 1995 to 1998 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Queen's University (Canada)
- 1992 to 1995 - Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Queensland (Australia)
- 1992 - Research Associate, Griffith University (Australia)
- Research Disciplines
Brad Congdon is a field ecologist who applies ecological and evolutionary theory to the management and conservation of animal and plant species. He has a special interest in seabird conservation and has worked extensively with seabirds both in Australia and overseas. His current research is focused on understanding how changing ocean conditions impact seabird breeding success throughout the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea ecosystems. His research group was the first to demonstrate that seabirds are sensitive indicators of multiple climate-change impacts on top predators in these areas and have established rising sea-surface temperatures as a major conservation issue for seabirds of the Great Barrier Reef.
These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.
- Journal Articles
- Maxwell S, Congdon B and Rymer T (2016) A new species of Vasticardium (Bivalvia: Cardiidae) from Queensland, Australia. The Festivus, 48 (4). pp. 248-252
- McDuie F and Congdon B (2016) Trans-equatorial migration and non-breeding habitat of tropical shearwaters: implications for modelling pelagic important bird areas. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 550. pp. 219-234
- Morrant D, Johnson C, Butler J and Congdon B (in press) Biodiversity friend or foe: land use by a top predator, the dingo in contested landscapes of the Australian Wet Tropics. Austral Ecology,
- Smout F, Skerratt L, Butler J, Johnson C and Congdon B (2016) Dingoes (Canis dingo Meyer, 1793) continue to be an important reservoir host of Dirofilaria immitis in low density housing areas in Australia. Veterinary Parasitology, 215. pp. 6-10
- Tol S, Coles R and Congdon B (2016) Dugong dugon feeding in tropical Australian seagrass meadows: implications for conservation planning. PeerJ, 4.
- McDuie F, Weeks S, Miller M and Congdon B (2015) Breeding tropical shearwaters use distant foraging sites when self-provisioning. Marine Ornithology, 43. pp. 123-129
- Jackson J, Steel D, Beerli P, Congdon B, Olavarría C, Leslie M, Pomilla C, Rosenbaum H and Baker C (2014) Global diversity and oceanic divergence of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B, Biological Sciences, 281 (1786). pp. 1-10
- Uematsu S, Uematsu K, Lavers J and Congdon B (2014) Reduced vitamin A (retinol) levels indicate radionuclide exposure in Streaked Shearwaters (Calonectris leucomelas) following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident. Ecological Indicators, 43. pp. 244-251
- Anderson K and Congdon B (2013) Population genetics suggest that multiple invasion processes need to be addressed in the management plan of a plant disease vector. Evolutionary Applications, 6 (4). pp. 660-672
- Kemp D, Holmes C, Congdon B and Edwards W (2013) Colour polymorphism in spiny spiders (Gasteracantha fornicata): testing the adaptive significance of a geographically clinal sensory lure. Ethology, 119 (12). pp. 1126-1137
- McDuie F, Goulding W, Peck D and Congdon B (2013) Divergence in chick developmental patterns among wedge-tailed shearwater populations. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 485. pp. 275-285
- Weeks S, Steinberg C and Congdon B (2013) Oceanography and seabird foraging: within-season impacts of increasing sea-surface temperature on the Great Barrier Reef. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 490. pp. 247-254
ResearchOnline@JCU stores 62+ research outputs authored by Dr Brad Congdon from 1986 onwards.
- Current Funding
Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.
Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales - Research Grant
The role of seagrass dispersal by marine mega-herbivores, dugong (Dugong dugon) and green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas).
- Indicative Funding
- $7,000 over 3 years
- This project will investigate the dispersal mechanisms of tropical seagrasses and determine which mechanisms are most effective for long distance dispersal. It will examine whether marine mega-herbivores (dugongs and green sea turtles) disperse seagrass seeds through their fecal matter and whether those seeds are viable. It will determine how long seagrass fragments, created by abiotic and biotic mechanisms, remain viable and establish new meadows. This information will be used to model which seagrass meadows are at greater risk of slow recovery after a large scale loss. This recovery model will have the potential to highlight which seagrass meadows rely solely on dispersal by marine mega-herbivores for recovery.
- Samantha Tol, Brad Congdon and Robert Coles (College of Science & Engineering and TropWATER)
- tropical seagrass; Dugong (Dugong dugon); Chelonia mydas; Seagrass Dispersal; Seagrass Seed; Seagrass Fruit
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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.
- The Importance of Declining Mammalian Fungal Specialists for Ectomycorrhizal Fungal Dispersal (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
- Mitigating the Risk of Spill over of Disease from Wild Dogs in Northern Australia (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
- Ecological Predictors of Range-Wide Patterns of Abundance and Genetic Divrsity of Mammals. (PhD, Primary Advisor)
- Relative Importance of Different Seagrass Re-Establishment Strategies in Tropical Queensland (PhD, Primary Advisor)
- Seabird Foraging Ecology and Sub-surface Predator Reliance in Tropical and Sub-tropical Waters. (PhD, Primary Advisor)
- A systematic revision of the family Strombidae (Masters, Primary Advisor)
- Population genetics and non-invasive population estimation of the endangered northern bettong, Bettongia tropica (PhD, Primary Advisor)
- Potential for spillover predation on native fauna by dingoes in peri-urban and agricultural landscapes in Australia's lowland Wet Tropics (2015, PhD, Primary Advisor)
- Critical foraging locations and oceanographic relationships for Great Barrier Reef breeding seabirds (2016, PhD, Primary Advisor)
- Climate variation and population dynamics in tropical seabirds (2012, PhD, Primary Advisor)
These are the most recent metadata records associated with this researcher. To see a detailed description of all dataset records, visit the JCU Research Data Catalogue.
- Tol, S. (2016) Biotic tropical seagrass seed dispersal by dugong and green sea turtles in the Great Barrier Reef. James Cook University
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