Professor Bradley Cardinale

Penn State University

Professor Bradley Cardinale is the Department Head of Ecosystem Science and Management at Penn State University. He previously taught classes in Conservation Biology, Ecological Restoration, and Ecosystem Services in the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan . He is best known for his novel experiments and meta-analyses that have helped build a scientific consensus on how biodiversity loss will affect the functioning of ecosystems and their ability to provide society with the goods and services that society needs to prosper. Dr. Cardinale has published more than 120 scientific papers and popular articles, and won several research awards. He is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Ecological Society of America.  In 2014, Dr. Cardinale was named one of ‘The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds′ by Thomson Reuters, one of the main sources of impact factors used in the assessment of scientific articles and careers.