Dr Christopher O'Bryan

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science


My research interests are focused on decision theory, socio-ecological cascades, landscape ecology and conservation, and human-wildlife conflict and coexistence.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Science, Clemson University


  • Sonter, Laura J., Lloyd, Thomas J., Kearney, Stephen G., Di Marco, Moreno, O'Bryan, Christopher J., Valenta, Richard K. and Watson, James E. M. (2022). Conservation implications and opportunities of mining activities for terrestrial mammal habitat. Conservation Science and Practice, 4 (12). doi: 10.1111/csp2.12806

  • O’Bryan, Christopher J., Allan, James R., Suarez-Castro, Andres Felipe, Delsen, Dobrochna M., Buij, Ralph, McClure, Christopher J. W., Rehbein, Jose A., Virani, Munir Z., McCabe, Jennifer D., Tyrrell, Peter, Negret, Pablo J., Greig, Chris, Brehony, Peadar and Kissling, W. Daniel (2022). Human impacts on the world’s raptors. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 10 624896, 1-14. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2022.624896

  • O'Bryan, Christopher J., Hamed, M. Kevin, Laughlin, Thomas F. and Coffey, J. Wallace (2022). Body-size and aerial basking dynamics of the Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera) in a human-modified landscape in Tennessee, USA. Journal of North American Herpetology, 2022 1, 8-13.

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