Dr April Reside ~ Adjunct Professorial Research Fellow
College of Science & Engineering
- Spatial prioritisation for carbon sequestration and biodiversity conservation
- Climate change impacts and biodiversity conservation
- Refugia for species persistence under future climate change, funded by the National Adaptation Research Plan.
- Vertebrate ecology
- Spatial modelling
- Threatened species recovery
- Research Disciplines
My research focuses on climate change impacts, adaptation and biodiversity conservation using spatial modelling. My current postdoc involves using a conservation planning framework to identify spatial priorities for climate change adaptation; focussing on biodiversity conservation, sea level rise, carbon sequestration and habitat restoration. This research feeds into Natural Resource Management and government planning for climate change adaptation. The project is a collaboration between the ARC CoE for Coral Reef Studies, TESS and the Wet Tropics NRM cluster.
My previous postdoc identified potential refugia for species persistence under future climate change, funded by the National Adaptation Research Plan with an advisory board of global leaders in climate change research, based in the Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change. This project used both biodiversity and biophysical modelling to assess refugia potential across Australia. The project involved modelling the distributions of 1700 vertebrate species across Australia for both current and future climate scenarios to identify future biodiversity hotspots and refugia.
I completed my PhD in 2011 on “Assessing Climate Change Vulnerability: Novel methods for understanding potential impacts on Australian Tropical Savanna Birds”. I have also worked on bat ecology on three continents and eight countries, the impact of climate change and soil water deficits in plants, how terrestrial modelling can be applied to marine systems, and the impact of climate change on rainforest and wetland birds.
- 2014 - Best Conservation Talk at the Australasian Bat Society Conference
- 2010 to 2011 - Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists PhD Scholarship
- 2014 to 2015 - Birdlife Australia's Research and Conservation Committee
- 2011 to 2015 - Black-throated Finch Recovery Team
- 2012 to 2014 - Management Committee North Queensland Conservation Council
These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.
- Other research outputs
- James C, Reside A, VanDerWal J, Pearson R, Burrows D, Capon S, Harwood T, Hodgson L and Waltham N (in press) Sink or swim? potential for high faunal turnover in Australian rivers under climate change. Journal of Biogeography, pp. 1-13
- Buelow C, Baker R, Reside A and Sheaves M (2016) Spatial dynamics of coastal forest bird assemblages: the influence of landscape context, forest type, and structural connectivity. Landscape Ecology, 32 (3). pp. 547-561
- Hill N, Tobin A, Reside A, Pepperell J and Bridge T (2016) Dynamic habitat suitability modelling reveals rapid poleward distribution shift in a mobile apex predator. Global Change Biology, 22 (3). pp. 1086-1096
- Reside A, Vanderwal J, Garnett S and Kutt A (2016) Vulnerability of Australian tropical savanna birds to climate change. Austral Ecology, 41 (1). pp. 106-116
- Vanderduys E, Reside A, Grice A and Rechetelo J (2016) Addressing potential cumulative impacts of development on threatened species: the case of the endangered black-throated finch. PLoS ONE, 11 (3). pp. 1-19
- Visconti P, Bakkenes M, Baisero D, Brooks T, Butchart S, Joppa L, Alkemade R, Di Marco M, Santini L, Hoffmann M, Maiorano L, Pressey R, Arponen A, Boitani L, Reside A, van Vuuren D and Rondinini C (2016) Projecting global biodiversity indicators under future development scenarios. Conservation Letters, 9 (1). pp. 5-13
- Keppel G, Mokany K, Wardell-Johnson G, Phillips B, Welbergen J and Reside A (2015) The capacity of refugia for conservation planning under climate change. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 13 (2). pp. 106-112
- Reside A, Welbergen J, Phillips B, Wardell-Johnson G, Keppel G, Ferrier S, Williams S and Vanderwal J (2014) Characteristics of climate change refugia for Australian biodiversity. Austral Ecology, 39 (8). pp. 887-897
- Staunton K, Robson S, Burwell C, Reside A and Williams S (2014) Projected distributions and diversity of flightless ground beetles within the Australian Wet Tropics and their environmental correlates. PLoS ONE, 9 (2). pp. 1-16
- Franklin D, Reside A and Garnett S (2015) Management options for bird conservation in the face of climate change. In: Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK, pp. 68-76
- Franklin D, Reside A and Garnett S (2014) Conserving Australian bird populations in the face of climate change. In: Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Australian Birds. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, VIC, Australia, pp. 53-78
- Reside A, Ceccarelli D, Isaac J, Hilbert D, Moran C, Llewelyn J, Macdonald S, Hoskin C, Pert P and Parsons J (2014) Biodiversity: adaptation pathways and opportunities. In: Adaptation Pathways and Opportunities for the Wet Tropics NRM Cluster Region: volume 1: introduction, biodiversity and ecosystem services. James Cook University, Cairns, QLD, Australia, pp. 11-74
ResearchOnline@JCU stores 33+ research outputs authored by Dr April Reside from 2008 onwards.
Advisory Accreditation: I can be on your Advisory Panel as a Primary or Secondary Advisor.
These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.
- The Role of Birds in Coastal Ecosystem Connectivity. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
- Habitat Modelling as a tool for conservation of the Black-Throated Finch southern subspecies (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
These are the most recent metadata records associated with this researcher. To see a detailed description of all dataset records, visit the JCU Research Data Catalogue.
- Vanderwal, J. (2013) Current and Future Distribution Models for Australian Terrestrial Vertebrates. James Cook University
The map shows research collaborations by institution from the past 7 years.
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- 1 collaboration
- Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)