Bradley Case

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Senior Lecturer

Email: bradley.case@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4360-335X

Academic appointments:

  • Senior Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology (2017 - ongoing)
  • Associate Head of Postgraduate Studies, AUT (2020 - ongoing)
  • Programme Leader for BSc (Geospatial), AUT (2017 - ongoing)
  • School of Science Programme Committee Departmental rep, AUT (2019 - ongoing)
  • Lecturer of GIS and Remote Sensing, Lincoln University (2014 - 2016)
  • Research Officer, Lincoln University (2008 - 2014)
  • GIS Consultant, Lincoln University (2003 - 2008)

Qualifications:

  • PhD, Lincoln University
  • MSc Forestry, University of New Brunswick
  • BSc Forestry, University of New Brunswick

Professional activities:

Award, prize, fellowship, and scholarship

  • 2020 OECD Cooperative Research Programme Fellowship, OECD (2019 - ongoing)
  • NZ-China Scientist Exchange Programme Fellowship, Royal Society of New Zealand (2015)
  • Lincoln University Early Career Researcher Award for 2015, Lincoln University (2015)
  • Charles Bullard Fellowship in Forest Research, Harvard Forest, Harvard University (2014 - 2015)

Editorship, reviewing, examining, and judging

  • PhD thesis examiner, University of Canterbury (2020 - ongoing)
  • Reviewer for EU 'Biodiversa' Grant proposal, BiodivERsA Network (2020)
  • Associate Editor, Forests (2020 - ongoing)
  • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (2019 - ongoing)
  • PhD thesis examiner, Auckland University (2019)

Contribution to academic environment

  • Mentor for Postdoctoral Fellows, AUT (2017 - ongoing)

Invitation to present research

  • New Zealand Ecological Society Conference, Lincoln University (2019)
  • 2018 NZ Ecological Society Conference, Wellington (2018)

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Hermans, S. M., Buckley, H. L., Case, B. S., & Lear, G. (2020). Connecting through space and time: Catchment-scale distributions of bacteria in soil, stream water and sediment. Environmental Microbiology, 22(3), 1000-1010. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14792

  • Hermans, S. M., Buckley, H. L., Case, B. S., Curran-Cournane, F., Taylor, M., & Lear, G. (2020). Using soil bacterial communities to predict physico-chemical variables and soil quality. Microbiome, 8. doi:10.1186/s40168-020-00858-1

  • Norton, D. A., Suryaningrum, F., Buckley, H. L., Case, B. S., Hamish Cochrane, C., Forbes, A. S., & Harcombe, M. (2020). Achieving win-win outcomes for pastoral farming and biodiversity conservation in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 44(2). doi:10.20417/nzjecol.44.15

  • Forbes, A. S., Wallace, K. J., Buckley, H. L., Case, B. S., Clarkson, B. D., & Norton, D. A. (2020). Restoring mature-phase forest tree species through enrichment planting in New Zealand’s lowland landscapes. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 44(1). doi:10.20417/nzjecol.44.10

  • Case, B., Pannell, J., Stanley, M., Norton, D., Brugman, A., Funaki, M., . . . Buckley, H. (2020). The roles of non‐production vegetation in agroecosystems: A research framework for filling process knowledge gaps in a social‐ecological contexts. People and Nature, 2(2), 292-304. doi:10.1002/pan3.10093

  • Welsch, J., Songling, C., Buckley, H. L., Lehto, N. J., Jones, E. E., & Case, B. S. (2019). How many samples? Soil variability affects confidence in the use of common agroecosystem soil indicators. Ecological Indicators, 102, 401-409. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.02.065

  • Ellison, A. M., Buckley, H. L., Case, B. S., Cardenas, D., Duque, Á. J., Lutz, J. A., . . . Zimmerman, J. K. (2019). Species diversity associated with foundation species in temperate and tropical forests. Forests, 10(2), 1-34. doi:10.3390/f10020128

  • Wang, Y., Case, B., Lu, X., Ellison, A. M., Peñuelas, J., Zhu, H., . . . Camarero, J. J. (2019). Fire facilitates warming-induced upward shifts of alpine treelines by altering interspecific interactions. Trees - Structure and Function, 33(4), 1051-1061. doi:10.1007/s00468-019-01841-6

  • Wang, Y., Case, B., Rossi, S., Dawadi, B., Liang, E., & Ellison, A. M. (2019). Frost controls spring phenology of juvenile Smith fir along elevational gradients on the southeastern Tibetan Plateau. International Journal of Biometeorology, 63(7), 963-972. doi:10.1007/s00484-019-01710-4

  • Vallejos, R., Buckley, H., Case, B., Acosta, J., & Ellison, A. M. (2018). Sensitivity of codispersion to noise and error in ecological and environmental data. Forests, 9(11), 1-22. doi:10.3390/f9110679

  • Mountier, C. F., Case, B. S., Perrie, L., Brownsey, P., Paterson, A. M., Curran, T. J., & Buckley, H. L. (2018). Patterns of range size in New Zealand ferns and lycophytes. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 42(2), 248-261. doi:10.20417/nzjecol.42.22

  • Case, B. S., Buckley, H. L., Barker-Plotkin, A. A., Orwig, D. A., & Ellison, A. M. (2017). When a foundation crumbles: Forecasting forest dynamics following the decline of the foundation species Tsuga canadensis. Ecosphere, 8(7). doi:10.1002/ecs2.1893

  • Lear, G., Lau, K., Perchec, A. M., Buckley, H. L., Case, B. S., Neale, M., . . . Lewis, G. (2017). Following Rapoport's Rule: The geographic range and genome size of bacterial taxa decline at warmer latitudes. Environmental Microbiology, 19(8). doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13797

  • Hermans, S. M., Buckley, H. L., Case, B. S., Curran-Cournane, F., Taylor, M., & Lear, G. (2017). Bacteria as emerging indicators of soil condition. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 83(1). doi:10.1128/AEM.02826-16

  • Wang, Y., Pederson, N., Ellison, A. M., Buckley, H. L., Case, B. S., Liang, E. L., & Camarero, J. J. (2016). Increased stem density and competition may diminish the positive effects of warming at alpine treeline. Ecology, 97(7), 1668-1679. doi:10.1890/15-1264.1

  • Buckley, H. L., Case, B. S., Vallejos, R., Camarero, J. J., Gutierrez, E., Liang, E., . . . Ellison, A. M. (2016). Detecting ecological patterns along environmental gradients: alpine treeline ecotones. Chance, 29(2). Retrieved from http://chance.amstat.org/2016/04/alpine-treeline/

  • Boyer, S., Case, B. S., Lefort, M. C., Waterhouse, B. R., & Wratten, S. D. (2016). Can ecosystem-scale translocations mitigate the impact of climate change on terrestrial biodiversity? Promises, pitfalls, and possibilities. F1000Research, 5(146). doi:10.12688/f1000research.7914.1

  • Buckley, H. L., Case, B. S., Zimmerman, J. K., Thompson, J., Myers, J. A., & Ellison, A. M. (2016). Using codispersion analysis to quantify and understand spatial patterns in species-environment relationships. New Phytologist. doi:10.1111/nph.13934

  • Welsch, J., Hale, R. J., Buckley, H. L., & Case, B. S. (2016). Quantification and comparison of shelterbelt carbon stocks within and between an organic mixed-cropping farm and a conventional dairy farm. New Zealand Natural Sciences, 41. Retrieved from https://sites.google.com/site/nznaturalsciences/

  • Wang, Y., Pederson, N., Ellison, A. M., Buckley, H. L., Case, B. S., Liang, E., & Camarero, J. J. (2016). Increased stem density and competition may diminish the positive effects of warming at alpine treeline. Ecology, 97(7). doi:10.1890/15-1264.1

  • Case, B. S., Buckley, H. L., Barker Plotkin, A., & Ellison, A. M. (2016). Using codispersion analysis to quantify temporal changes in the spatial pattern of forest stand structure. Chilean Journal of Statistics, 7(2). Retrieved from http://chjs.mat.utfsm.cl/volumes/07/02/Case_etal(2016).pdf

  • Case, B. S., Zawar-Reza, P., & Tait, A. (2016). Simulating topoclimatic data to support bioclimatic research in alpine environments: Application and assessment of a mesoscale atmospheric model. International Journal of Climatology, 36(2). doi:10.1002/joc.4390

  • Li, X., Camarero, J. J., Case, B. S., Liang, E., & Rossi, S. (2016). The onset of xylogenesis is not related to distance from the crown. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 46(6). doi:10.1139/cjfr-2016-0092

  • Buckley, H. L., Case, B. S., & Ellison, A. M. (2016). Using codispersion analysis to characterize spatial patterns in species co- occurrences. Ecology, 97(1). doi:10.1890/15-0578.1

  • Buckley, H. L., Case, B. S., Zimmerman, J. K., Thompson, J., Myers, J. A., & Ellison, A. M. (2016). Using codispersion analysis to quantify and understand spatial patterns in species-environment relationships. New Phytologist, 211(2). doi:10.1111/nph.13934

  • Jonsson, M., Straub, C. S., Didham, R. K., Buckley, H. L., Case, B. S., Hale, R. J., . . . Wratten, S. D. (2015). Experimental evidence that the effectiveness of conservation biological control depends on landscape complexity. Journal of Applied Ecology, 52(5), 1274-1282. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12489

  • Godsoe, W., & Case, B. S. (2015). Accounting for shifts in the frequency of suitable environments when testing for niche overlap. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 6(1). doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12307

  • Case, B. S., & Hale, R. J. (2015). Using novel metrics to assess biogeographic patterns of abrupt treelines in relation to abiotic influences. Progress in Physical Geography, 39(3). doi:10.1177/0309133315569338

  • Case, B. S., & Buckley, H. (2015). Local-scale topoclimate effects on treeline elevations: A country-wide investigation of New Zealand’s southern beech treelines. PeerJ, 2015. doi:10.7717/peerj.1334

  • Case, B. S., & Duncan, R. P. (2014). A novel framework for disentangling the scale-dependent influences of abiotic factors on alpine treeline position. Ecography, 37(9). doi:10.1111/ecog.00280

  • Welsch, J., Case, B. S., & Bigsby, H. (2014). Trees on farms: Investigating and mapping woody re-vegetation potential in an intensely-farmed agricultural landscape. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 183. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2013.10.031

  • Buckley, H. L., Sciligo, A. R., Adair, K. L., Case, B. S., & Monks, J. M. (2014). Is there gender bias in reviewer selection and publication success rates for the New Zealand Journal of Ecology?. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 38(2). Retrieved from http://newzealandecology.org/nzje/3136

  • Lear, G., Bellamy, J., Case, B. S., Lee, J. E., & Buckley, H. L. (2014). Fine-scale spatial patterns in bacterial community composition and function within freshwater ponds. The ISME Journal, 8. doi:10.1038/ismej.2014.21

  • Lear, G., Washington, V., Neale, M., Case, B., Buckley, H., & Lewis, G. (2013). The biogeography of stream bacteria. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 22(5). doi:10.1111/geb.12046

  • Czerepowicz, L., Case, B., & Doscher, C. (2012). Using satellite image data to estimate aboveground shelterbelt carbon stocks across an agricultural landscape. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 156. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2012.05.014

  • Jonsson, M., Buckley, H. L., Case, B. S., Wratten, S. D., Hale, R. J., & Didham, R. K. (2012). Agricultural intensification drives landscape-context effects on host-parasitoid interactions in agroecosystems. Journal of Applied Ecology, 49(3). doi:10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02130.x

  • Whitehead, J., Case, B., Wilson, K., & Molles, L. (2011). Breeding variation in female kakapo (strigops habroptilus) on Codfish Island in a year of low food supply. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 36(1). Retrieved from http://www.newzealandecology.org/nzje/

  • Stewart, G., Meurk, C., Ignatieva, M., Buckley, H., Magueur, A., Case, B., . . . Parker, M. (2009). Urban Biotopes of Aotearoa New Zealand (URBANZ) II: Floristics, biodiversity and conservation values of urban residential and public woodlands, Christchurch. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 8.

  • Diez, J., Buckley, H., Case, B., Harsch, M., Sciligo, A., Wangen, S., & Duncan, R. (2009). Interacting effects of management and environmental variability at multiple scales on invasive species distributions. Journal of Applied Ecology, 46. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2664.2009.01725.x

  • Case, B. S., & Hall, R. J. (2008). Erratum: Assessing prediction errors of generalized tree biomass and volume equations for the boreal forest region of west-central Canada (Canadian Journal of Forest Research (2008) 38, (878-889)). Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 38(6). doi:10.1139/X08-906

  • Sandhu, H. S., Wratten, S. D., Cullen, R., & Case, B. (2008). The future of farming: The value of ecosystem services in conventional and organic arable land. An experimental approach. ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS, 64(4). doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2007.05.007

  • Case, B., & Hall, R. (2008). Assessing prediction errors of generalized tree biomass and volume equators for the Boreal Forest region of West-central Canada. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 38(4). doi:10.1139/X07-212

  • Hall, R., Skakun, R., Arsenault, E., & Case, B. (2006). Modeling forest stand structure attributes using Landsat ETM+Data: Application to mapping of aboveground biomass and stand volume. Forest Ecology and Management, 225. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2006.01.014

  • Case, B., & Hall, R. (2005). Generalised free biomass equations: an accurate and cost-effective foundation for regional business estimation.

  • Case, B., Meng, F., & Arp, P. (2005). Digital elevation modelling of soil type and drainage within small forested catchments. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, 85(1).

  • Hall, R., Fernandes, R., Hogg, E., Brandt, J., Butson, C., Case, B., & Leblanc, S. (2003). Relating aspen defoliation to changes in leaf area from field and satellite remote sensing data. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 29(3).

Conference contributions

  • Case, B., Harsch, M., Couet, L., & Buckley, H. (2009). Temperature limitation at treeline? A study of the globally-unique subalpine low forest treeline ecotones of New Zealand’s South Island. In The 10th International Congress of Ecology Conference (pp. 1). Brisbane. Retrieved from http://www.intecol10.org/abstracts/presentations.html

  • Case, B., Duncan, R., Wilmshurst, J., McGlone, M., Hale, R., & Pairman, D. (2009). Spatial variability in the altitude of New Zealand’s Notofagus treelines: a multi-scale examination of potential influences. In The 10th International Congress of Ecology (pp. 1). Brisbane. Retrieved from http://www.intecol10.org/abstracts/presentations.html

  • Jonsson, M., Wratten, S., Straub, C., Buckley, H., Case, B., Didham, R., & Hale, R. (2008). The impact of floral resource subsidies and landscape context on biological control in forage brassicas. In XXIII International Congress of Entomology (pp. 1). International Convention Centre: ICE.

  • Stewart, G., Buckley, H., Meurk, C., Ignatieva, M., & Case, B. (2007). Using multivariate statistical methods to investigate the compositional variation of urban biotopes, Christchurch, New Zealand. In Southern Connection 5th International Conference (pp. 65). University of Adelaide.

  • Hall, R., Raulier, F., Price, D., Arsenault, E., Bernier, P., Case, B., & Guo, X. (2006). Integrating remote sensing and climate data with process-based models to map forest productivity within west-central Alberta’s boreal forest: Ecoleap-West. : Canadian Institute of Forestry. Retrieved from http://pubs.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/tfc/TFC82-02.html

  • Hall, R. J., Case, B. S., Arsenault, E., Price, D. T., Luther, J. E., Piercey, D. E., . . . Fournier, R. A. (2002). Modeling and mapping forest biomass using forest inventory and Landsat TM data: Results from the Foothills Model Forest, Alberta. In International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) Vol. 3 (pp. 1320-1323). .

Reports

  • Case, B., Buckley, H., Fake, M., Bryan, S., Bilkey, J., & Griffiths, J. (2019). Assessing the use of UAV-collected data for characterising the distributions and frequencies of sand dune vegetation cover types at Kaitorete Spit, Canterbury (DOC Research and Development Series 359). Wellington, New Zealand: Department of Conservation. Retrieved from https://www.doc.govt.nz/

  • Case, B., Staley, C., & Wratten, S. (2010). Monitoring of carbon storage and native forest composition and diversity in the North Mokihinui watershed. Lincoln University, Christchurch.

  • Connery, K., & Case, B. (2006). Biodiversity and Urban Growth: Exploring opportunities to enhance biodiversity within the future development of southwest Christchurch. Lincoln University, Christchurch.

Oral presentations

  • Pannell, J., Case, B., & Buckley, H. (2016). Introduction to agent based modelling in NetLogo. Lincoln, NZ.

Other outputs

  • Pohnke, C., Hughes Hutton, J., Curran, T., Buckley, H., & Case, B. (2015). Intraspecific competition in New Zealand’s beech forest: proximity of conspecifics limits tree growth.

  • Buckley, H., Case, B., & Ellison, A. M. (2015). Spatial pattern analysis of species co-occurrences.

  • Case, B. S. (2013). Multi-scale influences of abiotic factors on alpine treelines. Lincoln University.

  • Case, B. (2001). Use of the Flow Accumulation Concept in Interpreting Spatial Patterns of Select Soil Properties at Two New Brunswick Watershed Sites. The University of New Brunswick.

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