Adjunct Professorial Research Fellow
Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Studies
James Cook University
April Reside completed her 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.
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.