I am a postdoctoral research fellow working on an ARC Linkage Grant. I recently completed my PhD in urban ecology at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, which investigated changes in micro-bat diversity in relation to urbanisation, landscape structure, and critical resources including insect prey and tree hollows.
My research interests include urban ecology, urban planning and landscape design, and the maintenance of ecosystem services and biodiversity in urban areas.
Hudson, L.N., Newbold, T., Contu, S., Hill, S.L.L., Lysenko, I., De Palma, A., ...Threlfall, C.G,... Purvis, A, (accepted November 2014). The PREDICTS database: a global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impacts. Ecology and Evolution. In press
Jung, K and Threlfall, C.G. (accepted July 2014) Bats in urban environments. Book chapter in ‘Bats in the Anthropocene: Conservation of bats in a changing world’. Voigt, C. and Kingston, T (Eds), Springer.
Threlfall, C. G., Law, B. & Banks, P. B. (2013) Odour cues influence predation risk at artificial bat roosts in urban bushland. Biology Letters (9) 3.
Luck, G. W., Smallbone, L., Threlfall, C., and Law, B. (2013) Patterns in bat functional guilds across multiple urban centres in south-eastern Australia. Landscape Ecology. (28), 455-469.
Threlfall, C. G., Law, B. & Banks, P. B. (2013) The urban matrix and artificial light restricts the nightly ranging behaviour of Gould’s long-eared bat (Nyctophilus gouldi). Austral Ecology. (38), 921-930.
Threlfall, C. G., Law, B. & Banks, P. B. (2013) Roost selection in suburban bushland by the urban sensitive bat Nyctophilus gouldi. Journal of Mammalogy. (94), 307-319.
Threlfall, C. G., Law, B., & Banks, P. B. (2012) The influence of landscape structure and human modifications on insect biomass and the foraging activity of insectivorous bats in an urban landscape. PLOS one (7) e38800
Threlfall, C. G., Law, B. & Banks, P. B. (2012) Sensitivity of insectivorous bats to urbanization: Implications for suburban conservation planning. Biological Conservation (146) 41-52
Threlfall, C. G., Law, B., Penman, T. & Banks, P. B. (2011) Ecological processes in urban landscapes: mechanisms influencing the distribution and activity of insectivorous bats. Ecography (34) 814-826
Threlfall, C.G, Jolley, D. F., Evershed, N, Goldingay, R, and Buttemer, W.A (2008) Do Green and Golden Bell Frogs (Litoria aurea) occupy habitats with fungicidal properties? Australian Zoologist 34 (3), 350-360
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Responses of insectivorous bats and nocturnal insects to local changes in street light tec..
Benchmarks and predictors of coarse woody debris in native forests of eastern Australia
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The seven lamps of planning for biodiversity in the city
Kirsten M Parris, Marco Amati, Sarah A Bekessy, Danielle Dagenais, Ole Fryd, Amy K Hahs, Dominique Hes, Samantha J Imberger, Stephen J Livesley, Adrian J Marshall, Jonathan R Rhodes, Caragh G Threlfall, Reid Tingley, Rodney van der Ree, Christopher J Walsh, Marit L Wilkerson, Nicholas SG Williams
Journal article | 2018 | Cities
The city as a refuge for insect pollinators
Damon M Hall, Gerardo R Camilo, Rebecca K Tonietto, Jeff Ollerton, Karin Ahrne, Mike Arduser, John S Ascher, Katherine CR Baldock, Robert Fowler, Gordon Frankie, Dave Goulson, Bengt Gunnarsson, Mick E Hanley, Janet I Jackson, Gail Langellotto, David Lowenstein, Emily S Minor, Stacy M Philpott, Simon G Potts, Muzafar H Sirohi, et al.
Journal article | 2017 | Conservation Biology
The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project
Lawrence N Hudson, Tim Newbold, Sara Contu, Samantha LL Hill, Igor Lysenko, Adriana De Palma, Helen RP Phillips, Tamera I Alhusseini, Felicity E Bedford, Dominic J Bennett, Hollie Booth, Victoria J Burton, Charlotte WT Chng, Argyrios Choimes, David LP Correia, Julie Day, Susy Echeverria-Londono, Susan R Emerson, Di Gao, Morgan Garon, et al.
Journal article | 2017 | Ecology and Evolution
Cities are hotspots for threatened species
Christopher D Ives, Pia E Lentini, Caragh G Threlfall, Karen Ikin, Danielle F Shanahan, Georgia E Garrard, Sarah A Bekessy, Richard A Fuller, Laura Mumaw, Laura Rayner, Ross Rowe, Leonie E Valentine, Dave Kendal
Journal article | 2016 | Global Ecology and Biogeography
The PREDICTS database: a global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impacts
Lawrence N Hudson, Tim Newbold, Sara Contu, Samantha LL Hill, Igor Lysenko, Adriana De Palma, Helen RP Phillips, Rebecca A Senior, Dominic J Bennett, Hollie Booth, Argyrios Choimes, David LP Correia, Julie Day, Susy Echeverria-Londono, Morgan Garon, Michelle LK Harrison, Daniel J Ingram, Martin Jung, Victoria Kemp, Lucinda Kirkpatrick, et al.
Journal article | 2014 | Ecology and Evolution
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Research Fellow (Urban Ecology)
Ecosystem And Forest Sciences
Ecological Society of Australia
University of New South Wales
University of Wollongong