Dr Burridge's research aligns to the University's research themes of .
His research on Population and Landscape Genetics provides information on population connectivity that informs conservation and management activities.
Chris has studied molecular variation in natural populations and species for over 20 years, including four postdoctoral positions in Australia, New Zealand, and the USA.
Chris obtained his Ph D from the University of Tasmania for a study of the evolutionary relationships among a group of marine fishes (cirrhoitds) using molecular approaches. At Texas A&M University and Deakin University he studied genetic variation in exploited marine fishes and freshwater taxa of conservation concern.
His research interests encompass Biogeography, Population and Landscape Genetics, and Molecular Phylogenetics.
In the marine realm, Chris has studied genetic variation in marine fishes and seabirds, increasing our understanding of the relationships among species and the regions they inhabit (biogeography), and connectivity between exploited or imperilled populations.
Biogeography, Population Genetics, Phylogenetics, Conservation Genetics, Cell Biology Australian Society for Fish Biology Postgraduate International Conference Travel Award, 1999Chris has conducted research collaborations with industry partners to better understand rates of individual movement among populations, and hence population recovery following perturbation.
ISSN 0962-8452 (2013) [Refereed Article]Durrant HMS, Burridge CP, Kelaher BP, Barrett NS, Edgar GJ, et al., 'Implications of macroalgal isolation by distance for networks of marine protected areas', Conservation Biology, 28, (2) pp. ISSN 0888-8892 (2013) [Refereed Article]Bruniche-Olsen A, Burridge CP, Austin JJ, Jones M, 'Disease induced changes in gene flow patterns among Tasmanian devil populations', Biological Conservation, 165 pp. ISSN 0006-3207 (2013) [Refereed Article]Stephens HC, Schmuki C, Burridge CP, O'Reilly-Wapstra JM, 'Habitat fragmentation in forests affects relatedness and spatial genetic structure of a native rodent, Rattus lutreolus', Austral Ecology, 38, (5) pp. ISSN 1442-9985 (2013) [Refereed Article]Carrea C, Anderson LV, Craw D, Waters JM, Burridge CP, 'The significance of past interdrainage connectivity for studies of diversity, distribution and movement of freshwater-limited taxa within a catchment', Journal of Biogeography, 41, (3) pp. ISSN 0305-0270 (2013) [Refereed Article]Higgins KL, Semmens JM, Doubleday ZA, Burridge CP, 'Comparison of population structuring in sympatric octopus species with and without a pelagic larval stage', Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 486 pp. ISSN 0171-8630 (2013) [Refereed Article]Berry O, England P, Marriott RJ, Burridge CP, Newman SJ, 'Understanding age-specific dispersal in fishes through hydrodynamic modelling, genetic simulations and microsatellite DNA analysis', Molecular Ecology, 21, (9) pp. ISSN 0962-1083 (2012) [Refereed Article]Burridge CP, Mc Dowell RM, Craw D, Wilson MVH, Waters JM, 'Marine dispersal as a pre-requisite for Gondwanan vicariance among elements of the galaxiid fish fauna', Journal of Biogeography, 39 pp. ISSN 0305-0270 (2012) [Refereed Article]Craw D, Upton P, Walcott R, Burridge C, Waters J, 'Tectonic controls on the evolution of the Clutha River catchment, New Zealand', New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 55, (4) pp. ISSN 0028-8306 (2012) [Refereed Article]Higgins KL, Burridge CP, 'Development of eight polymorphic microsatellite loci in the cephalopod Octopus pallidus', Conservation Genetics Resources, 4, (1) pp. ISSN 1877-7252 (2012) [Refereed Article]Hsu TH, Adiputra YT, Burridge CP, Gwo JC, 'Two spinefoot colour morphs: mottled spinefoot Siganus fuscescens and white-spotted spinefoot Siganus canaliculatus are synonyms', Journal of Fish Biology, 79, (5) pp. ISSN 0022-1112 (2011) [Refereed Article]Hsu TH, Guillen Madrid AG, Burridge CP, Cheng HY, Gwo JC, 'Resolution of the Acanthopagrus black seabream complex based on mitochondrial and amplified fragment-length polymorphism analyses', Journal of Fish Biology, 79, (5) pp. ISSN 0022-1112 (2011) [Refereed Article]Shaddick K, Burridge CP, Jerry DR, Schwartz TS, Truong K, et al., 'A hybrid zone and bidirectional introgression between two catadromous species: Australian bass Macquaria novemaculeata and estuary perch Macquaria colonorum', Journal of Fish Biology, 79, (5) pp. ISSN 0022-1112 (2011) [Refereed Article]Shaddick K, Gilligan DM, Burridge CP, Jerry DR, Truong K, et al., 'Historic divergence with contemporary connectivity in a catadromous fish, the estuary perch (Macquaria colonorum) ', Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 68, (2) pp. ISSN 0706-652X (2011) [Refereed Article]Worth JRP, Burridge CP, While GM, Wapstra E, 'Development of 13 microsatellite loci in the spotted snow skink Niveoscincus ocellatus (Squamata: Scincidae) ', Conservation Genetic Resources, 3, (2) pp. ISSN 1877-7252 (2011) [Refereed Article]Waters JM, Rowe DL, Burridge CP, Wallis GP, 'Gene trees versus species trees: reassessing life-history evolution in a freshwater fish radiation ', Systematic Biology, 59, (5) pp. ISSN 1063-5157 (2010) [Refereed Article]Burridge CP, England PR, 'Tri- and tetranucleotide microsatellites in dhufish Glaucosoma hebracium (Perciformes)', Molecular Ecology Resources, 9, (3) pp. ISSN 1755-098X (2009) [Refereed Article]Peuker AJ, Dann P, Burridge CP, 'Range-wide phylogeography of the little penguin (Eudyptula minor): evidence of long-distance dispersal', Auk: A Journal of Ornithology, 126, (2) pp. ISSN 0004-8038 (2009) [Refereed Article]Craw D, Burridge CP, Upton P, Waters JM, Rowe DL, 'Evolution of biological dispersal corridors through a tectonically active mountain range in New Zealand', Journal of Biogeography, 35, (10) pp. ISSN 0305-0270 (2008) [Refereed Article]Overeem RL, Peucker AJ, Austin CM, Dann P, Burridge CP, 'Contrasting genetic structuring between colonies of the World's smallest penguin, Eudyptula minor (Aves: Spheniscidae)', Conservation Genetics, 9, (4) pp. ISSN 1566-0621 (2008) [Refereed Article]Burridge CP, Craw D, Fletcher D, Waters JM, 'Geological Dates and Molecular Rates: Fish DNA Sheds Light on Time Dependency', Molecular Biology and Evolution, 25, (4) pp. ISSN 0737-4038 (2008) [Refereed Article]Craw D, Burridge CP, Norris R, Waters J, 'Genetic ages for Quaternary topographic evolution: A new dating tool', Geological Society of America. Accurate taxonomy is the foundation for improved scientific understanding of the contributions of octocorals to benthic biodiversity and community ecology, and helps inform conservation and sustainable management processes (Watling and France 2011).
The relationship between morphological variation and genetic variation, and the phylogeny and biogeography of the genus will be core elements of my research.