April Reside

I'm a biologist with a focus on ecology and conservation science, and lecturer in climate change and environmental management. 

My research focuses on understanding more about the natural world, and how we can protect it into the future.


Contact me
april.reside (at) gmail.com

© 2023 by Going Places. Proudly created with Wix.com


For up to date publications see my Google Scholar page.
Feel free to email me for copies of any of these: april.reside (at) gmail.com
Peer reviewed papers:

42. Mula-Laguna, J., Reside, A. E., Buosi, P., Kutt, A. S., Schwarzkopf, L., Vanderduys, E. P., & Grice, A. C. (2019). The endangered Black-throated Finch southern subspecies (Poephila cincta cincta): knowledge review and recommended research actions. Emu, Online early.

41. Graham, E., Reside, A. E., Atkinson, I., Baird, D., Hodgson, L., James, C., & VanDerWal, J. (Accepted). CliMAS: An interactive mapping and regional reporting tool for stakeholders to examine the future of species distributions and biodiversity across Australia. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management.   

40. Reside, A. E., Briscoe, N. J., Dickman, C. R., Greenville, A. C., Hradsky, B. A., Kark, S., Kearney, M. R., Kutt, A. S., Nimmo, D. G., Pavey, C. R., Read, J. L., Ritchie, E. G., Roshier, D., Skroblin, A., Stone, Z., West, M., & Fisher, D. O. (2019). Persistence through tough times: fixed and shifting refuges in threatened species conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation, Online early.

39. Maxwell, S., Reside, A. E., Trezise, J., McAlpine, C. A., & Watson, J. E. M. (2019). Retention and restoration priorities for climate adaptation in a multi-use landscape. Global Ecology and Conservation, e00649.

38. Reside, A.E., Cosgrove, A.J., Trezise, J.A., Pointon, R., Watson, J.E.M., Maron, M., (2019). How to send a finch extinct. Environmental Science & Policy, 94, 163-173.

37. Reside, A.E., Critchell, K., Crayn, D.M., Goosem, M., Goosem, S., Hoskin, C.J., Sydes, T., Vanderduys, E.P., Pressey, R.L., (2019). Beyond the model: expert knowledge improves predictions of species’ fates under climate change. Ecological Applications 29, e01824.

36. McDonald, J., McCormack, P.C., Dunlop, M., Farrier, D., Feehely, J., Gilfedder, L., Hobday, A.J., Reside, A.E., (2018). Adaptation pathways for conservation law and policy. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 0, e555.​

35. Reside, A. E., Butt, N. & Adams, V. M. (2018). Adapting systematic conservation planning for climate change. Biodiversity and Conservation. 27, 1-29.

34. Buelow, C. A., Reside, A. E., Baker, R., & Sheaves, M. (2018). Stable isotopes reveal opportunistic foraging in a spatiotemporally heterogeneous environment: Bird assemblages in mangrove forests. PLoS ONE, 13(11), e0206145.

33. Kearney, S., Carwardine, J., Reside, A. E., Fisher, D. O., Maron, M., Doherty, T., Legge, S., Silcock, J. L., Woinarski, J. C. Z., Garnett, S. T., Wintle, B. A., & Watson, J. E. M. (2018). The threats to Australia’s imperilled species and implications for a national conservation response. Pacific Conservation Biology.

32. Geyle, H. M., Woinarski, J. C. Z., Baker, G. B., Dickman, C. R., Dutson, G., Fisher, D. O., Ford, H., Holdsworth, M., Jones, M. E., Kutt, A., Legge, S., Leiper, I., Loyn, R., Murphy, B. P., Menkhorst, P., Reside, A. E., Ritchie, E. G., Roberts, F. E., Tingley, R., & Garnett, S. T. (2018). Quantifying extinction risk and forecasting the number of impending Australian bird and mammal extinctions. Pacific Conservation Biology, Online early.

31. Welch, H., Pressey, R. L., & Reside, A. E. (2018). Using temporally explicit habitat suitability models to assess threats to mobile species and evaluate the effectiveness of marine protected areas. Journal for Nature Conservation, 41, 106-115.


30. Reside, A. E., Beher, J., Cosgrove, A. J., Evans, M. C., Seabrook, L., Silcock, J. L., Wenger, A. S., & Maron, M. (2017). Ecological consequences of land clearing and policy reform in Queensland. Pacific Conservation Biology, 23, 219-230. (Alt 64§)

29. Reside, A. E., VanDerWal, J., Moilanen, A., & Graham, E. (2017). Examining current or future trade-offs for biodiversity conservation in north-eastern Australia. PLoS ONE 12, e0172230.

28. Monadjem, A., Mtsetfwa, F., Shapiro, J.T., Reside, A.E., McCleery, R.A., (2017). Acoustic call library and detection distances for bats of Swaziland. Acta Chiropterologica 19, 175–187.


27. Reside, A. E., VanDerWal, J., & Moran, C. (2017). Trade-offs in carbon storage and biodiversity conservation under climate change reveal risk to endemic species. Biological Conservation, 207, 9-16. (Alt 4*)


26. James, C. S., Reside, A. E., J. VanDerWal, R. G. Pearson, D. Burrows, S. Capon, T. D. Harwood, L. Hodgson, and N. Waltham. (2017). Sink or swim? Potential for high faunal turnover in Australian rivers under climate change. Journal of Biogeography, 44, 489-501.


25. Rechetelo, J., Grice, A., Reside, A. E., Hardesty, B. D., & Moloney, J. (2016). Movement patterns, home range size and habitat selection of an endangered resource tracking species, the Black-throated Finch (Poephila cincta cincta). PLoS ONE, 11(11), e0167254.

24. Buelow, C. A., Baker, R., Reside, A. E., and Sheaves, M. (2016). Spatial dynamics of coastal forest bird assemblages: the influence of landscape context, forest type, and structural connectivity. Landscape Ecology, 32, 547-561.


23. Vanderduys, E. P., Reside, A. E., Grice, A. C., & Rechetelo, J. (2016). Addressing potential cumulative impacts of development on threatened species: the case of the endangered black-throated finch. PLoS ONE 11(3), e0148485. (Alt 64§)


22. Hill, N. J., Tobin, A. J., Reside, A. E., Pepperell, J. G., & Bridge, T. C. L. (2016). Climate-induced distribution shift in the habitat of a mobile pelagic predator. Global Change Biology. 22(3), 1086-1096. (Alt 49§)


21. Keppel, G., Mokany, K., Wardell-Johnson, G. W., Phillips, B. L., Welbergen, J. A., & Reside, A. E. (2015). The capacity of refugia for conservation planning under climate change. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 13, 106-112. (Alt 33 §)


20. Reside, A. E., VanDerWal, J., & Kutt, A. S. (2016). Assessing vulnerability to climate change: a comprehensive examination of Australian tropical savanna birds. Austral Ecology, 41(1), 106-116. (Alt 65§)


19. Visconti, P., Bakkenes, M., Baisero, D., Brooks, T., Butchart, S. H. M., Joppa, L., Alkemade, R., Marco, M. D., Santini, L., Hoffmann, M., Maiorano, L., Pressey, R. L., Arponen, A., Boitani, L., Reside, A. E., Vuuren, D. v., & Rondinini, C. (2015). Projecting global biodiversity indicators under future development scenarios. Conservation Letters, 9(1), 5-13. (Alt 67§)


18. Reside, A. E., Welbergen, J. A., Phillips, B. L., Wardell-Johnson, G. W., Keppel, G., Ferrier, S., Williams, S. E., & VanDerWal, J. (2014). Characteristics of climate change refugia for Australian biodiversity. Austral Ecology, 39(8), 887-897. (Alt 20*)


17. Staunton, K. M., Robson, S. K. A., Burwell, C. J., Reside, A. E., & Williams, S. E. (2014). Projected distributions and diversity of flightless ground beetles within the Australian Wet Tropics and their environmental correlates. PLoS ONE, 9(2), e88635.


16. Bateman, B. L., Murphy, H. T., Reside, A. E., Mokany, K., & VanDerWal, J. (2013). Appropriateness of full-, partial- and no-dispersal scenarios in climate change impact modelling. Diversity and Distributions, 19(10), 1224-1234. (Alt 5*)


15. VanDerWal, J., Murphy, H. T., Kutt, A. S., Perkins, G. C., Bateman, B. L., Perry, J. J., & Reside, A. E. (2013). Focus on poleward shifts in species' distribution underestimates the fingerprint of climate change. Nature Climate Change, 3(3), 239-243. (Alt 41§)


14. Anderson, A. S., Reside, A. E., VanDerWal, J. J., Shoo, L. P., Pearson, R. G., & Williams, S. E. (2012). Immigrants and refugees: the importance of dispersal in mediating biotic attrition under climate change. Global Change Biology, 18(7), 2126-2134.


13. Monadjem, A., & Reside, A. E. (2012). Breeding season of Epomophorus walhbergi in the lowveld of Swaziland. African Zoology, 47(2), 321-325.


12. Monadjem, A., Virani, M. Z., Jackson, C., & Reside, A. E. (2012). Rapid decline and shift in the future distribution predicted for the endangered Sokoke Scops Owl Otus ireneae due to climate change. Bird Conservation International, 23, 247-258.


11. Reside, A. E., VanDerWal, J., Kutt, A., Watson, I., & Williams, S. (2012). Fire regime shifts affect bird species distributions. Diversity and Distributions, 18(3), 213-225.


10. Reside, A. E., VanDerWal, J., & Kutt, A. S. (2012). Projected changes in distributions of Australian tropical savanna birds under climate change using three dispersal scenarios. Ecology and Evolution, 2(4), 705-718. (Alt 21*)


9. Godfree, R., Lepschi, B., Reside, A., Bolger, T., Robertson, B., Marshall, D., & Carnegie, M. (2011). Multiscale topoedaphic heterogeneity increases resilience and resistance of a dominant grassland species to extreme drought and climate change. Global Change Biology, 17(2), 943-958.


8. Reside, A. E., & Lumsden, L. F. (2011). Resource partitioning by two closely-related sympatric freetail bats, Mormopterus spp. In B. Law, P. Eby, D. Lunney, & L. F. Lumsden (Eds.), The Biology and Conservation of Australian Bats (pp. 155-166): Royal Zoological Society of NSW, Mosman, NSW, Australia


7. Reside, A. E., Watson, I., VanDerWal, J., & Kutt, A. S. (2011). Incorporating low-resolution historic species location data decreases performance of distribution models. Ecological Modelling, 222(18), 3444-3448.


6. Mokany, K., Richardson, A. J., Poloczanska, E. S., Ferrier, S., & the CSIRO CAF Biodiversity Working Group (Elith, J., Reside, A., et al) (2010). Uniting marine and terrestrial modelling of biodiversity under climate change. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 25(10), 550-551.


5. Monadjem, A., Schoeman, M. C., Reside, A., Pio, D. V., Stoffberg, S., Bayliss, J., Cotterill, F. P. D. W., Curran, M., Kopp, M., & Taylor, P. J. (2010). A recent inventory of the bats of Mozambique with documentation of seven new species for the country. Acta Chiropterologica, 12(2), 371-391.


4. Reside, A. E., VanDerWal, J. J., Kutt, A. S., & Perkins, G. C. (2010). Weather, not climate, defines distributions of vagile bird species. PLoS ONE, 5(10), e13569. (Alt 11*)


3. Monadjem, A., Reside, A., Cornut, J., & Perrin, M. R. (2009). Roost selection and home range of an African insectivorous bat Nycteris thebaica (Chiroptera, Nycteridae). Mammalia, 73(4), 353-359.

2. Monadjem, A., & Reside, A. (2008). The influence of riparian vegetation on the distribution and abundance of bats in an African savanna. Acta Chiropterologica, 10(2), 339-348.


1. Monadjem, A., Reside, A., & Lumsden, L. (2007). Echolocation calls of rhinolophid and hipposiderid bats in Swaziland. South African Journal of Wildlife Research, 37(1), 9-15.

Books & Book Chapters:


Woinarski, J., Burbidge, A. A., & Reside, A. E. (2018). Enhancing island conservation outcomes: the policy and legal context, need, and options. In D. Moro, D. Ball, & S. Bryant (Eds.), Australian Islands: Advances And Solutions In Island Conservation Research, Management And Education: CSIRO Publishing, in production.


Garnett, S. T., & Reside, A. E. (2018). Managing islands in the context of climate change. In D. Moro, D. Ball, & S. Bryant (Eds.), Australian Islands: Advances And Solutions In Island Conservation Research, Management And Education: CSIRO Publishing, in production.    


Franklin, D. C., Reside, A. E., & Garnett, S. T. (2015). Management options for bird conservation in the face of climate change Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation: John Wiley & Sons.


Franklin, D. C., Reside, A. E., & Garnett, S. T. (2014). Conserving Australian bird populations in the face of climate change. In S. T. Garnett & D. C. Franklin (Eds.), Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Australian Birds (pp. 272): CSIRO Publishing.


Garnett, S., Franklin, D., Ehmke, G., VanDerWal, J., Hodgson, L., Pavey, C., Reside, A. E., Welbergen, J., & Butchart, S. (2013). Climate change adaptation strategies for Australian birds. National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast.


Reside, A. E., VanDerWal, J., Phillips, B. L., Shoo, L. P., Rosauer, D., Anderson, B. J., Welbergen, J. A., Moritz, C., Ferrier, S., Harwood, T. D., Williams, K. J., Mackey, B. G., Hugh, S., & Williams, S. E. (2013). Climate change refugia for terrestrial biodiversity: defining areas that promote species persistence and ecosystem resilience in the face of global climate change. National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast.


Martin, J. K., Handasyde, K. A., Wright, C. J., Ayers, L. T., McDonald-Madden, E., & Reside, A. E. (2004). Aspects of the ecology of the Bobuck Trichosurus caninus in the Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria. In R. L. Goldingay & S. M. Jackson (Eds.), The Biology of Australian Possums and Gliders (pp. 484-489): Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping North.

Opinion, Reports & Popular Articles: 

Hepburn, S., & Reside, A. E. (2019). Why Adani’s finch plan was rejected, and what comes next. The Conversation, 7 May.


Maron, M., Griffin, A. S., Reside, A. E., Laurance, W. F., Driscoll, D. A., Ritchie, E., & Turton, S. M. (2019). To reduce fire risk and meet climate targets, over 300 scientists call for stronger land clearing laws. The Conversation.

Reside, A. E., & Watson, J. E. M. (2019). Death by 775 cuts: how conservation law is failing the black-throated finch. The Conversation, 30 January. 


Garnett, S. T., Chauvenet, A. L. M., Reside, A. E., Wintle, B. A., Lindenmayer, D. B., Watson, D. M., Bayraktarov, E., Geyle, H. M., Possingham, H. P., Leiper, I., Watson, J. E. M., Radford, J. I. M., Woinarski, J., Christidis, L., Maron, M., Grace, M. K., McDonald, P., & Legge, S. (2018). For the first time we've looked at every threatened bird in Australia side-by-side. The Conversation, November 27. 


Cosgrove, A. J., Reside, A. E., Watson, J. E. M., & Maron, M. (2018). Queensland’s new land clearing bill will help turn the tide, despite its flaws. The Conversation

Seabrook, L., & Reside, A. E. (2017). Death by a thousand cuts. Protected: Magazine of National Parks Association of Queensland 16:7.


Watson, J. E. M., Reside, A. E., Williams, B., Possingham, H. P., Maron, M., Ward, M., Fuller, R. A., Atkinson, S. C., & Kearney, S. (2017). Just ten MPs represent more than 600 threatened species in their electorates. The Conversation. [R=15,253; C=65]


Reside, A. E., Cosgrove, A. J., Silcock, J. L., Seabrook, L., & Evans, M. C. (2017). Land clearing on the rise as legal 'thinning' proves far from clear-cut. The Conversation. [R=9,677; C=34]


Reside, A. E., Bridge, T. C. L., & Rummer, J. L. (2016). Great Barrier Reef: Clearing the way for reef destruction. Nature, 537(7620), 307-307.


Reside, A.E., 2016. Case Study 1. A correlative approach for Australian tropical savanna birds, In IUCN SSC Guidelines for Assessing Species’ Vulnerability to Climate Change. eds W.B. Foden, B.E. Young. Version 1.0. Cambridge, UK and Gland, Switzerland: IUCN Species Survival Commission. 114pp.


Reside, A. E., Mappin, B., Watson, J., Chapman, S. & Kearney, S. (2016). Four environmental reasons why fast-tracking the Carmichael coal mine is a bad idea. The Conversation. [R=24,303; C=67]


Vanderduys, E. & Reside, A. E. (2016) Queensland coal mines will push threatened finch closer to extinction. The Conversation. [R=4,987; C=9]


Bridge, T. C. L., Tobin, A. & Reside, A. (2016) Anglers have helped detect a shift in the habitat of black marlin. The Conversation. [R=4,286; C=4]


VanDerWal, J., Reside, A. E., Atkinson, I. & Williams, S. E.  (2015) Science can influence policy and benefit the public – here’s how. The Conversation. [R=6,307; C=5]


Reside, A. E., Vanderduys, E. P., Fabricius, K. E., & Evans-Illidge, L. (2015). The unfortunate end of a bare-rumped sheathtail bat (Saccolaimus saccolaimus subspecies nudicluniatus) roost on Magnetic Island. Australasian Bat Society Newsletter, 45, 19-21.


Hilbert, D. W., Hill, R., Moran, C., Turton, S. M., Bohnet, I., Marshall, N. A., Pert, P. L., Stoeckl, N., Murphy, H. T., Reside, A. E., Laurance, S. G., Alamgir, M., Coles, R., Crowley, G. M., Curnock, M., Dale, A., Duke, N. C., Esparon, M., Farr, M., Gillet, S., Gooch, M., Fuentes, M. M. P. B., Hamman, M., James, C., Kroon, F. J., Larson, S., Lyons, P., Marsh, H., Steiger, D. M., Sheaves, M., & Westcott, D. A. (2014). Climate Change Issues and Impacts in the Wet Tropics NRM Cluster Region. James Cook University, Cairns.


Reside, A. E., Ceccarelli, D. M., Isaac, J. L., Hilbert, D. W., Moran, C., Llewelyn, J., Macdonald, S., Hoskin, C. J., Pert, P. L., & Parsons, J. (2014). Biodiversity - Adaptation pathways and opportunities. James Cook University, Cairns.


Reside, A. E., Mtsetfwa, F., Clawson, S., Vanderduys, E. P., & Monadjem, A. (2014). Batting in Swaziland 2014. Australasian Bat Society Newsletter, 43, 15-16.


Vine, S., & Reside, A. E. (2014). Down to the wire. Australian Birdlife (December).


Johnston, M., Bould, L., O'Donoghue, M., Holdsworth, M., Marmion, P., Bilney, R. J., Reside, A. E., Caldwell, D., Gaborov, R., & Gentles, T. (2013). Field efficacy of the Curiosity bait for management of a feral cat population at a semi-arid site. Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research.


Inkster, T., & Reside, A. E. (2011). Bat girls vs. the Papua New Guinea Jungle: an adventure story. The Australasian Bat Society Newsletter, 37, 25-29.


Reside, A. E. (2008). Times they are a changing. Contact Call. Birdlife North Queensland.


Reside, A.E. & Schedvin, N. (2007) Black-eared Miner Translocation Report. Report for the Black-eared Miner Recovery Team.


Monadjem, A., & Reside, A. E. (2007). Common Bats of the Niassa Reserve. Brochure by All Out Africa Research Unit, Swaziland.


Reside, A. E. (2006). Bat research in Swaziland. African Bat Conservation News, 9, 2.


Reside, A. E. (2006). Swazi Bats. Australian Bat Society Newsletter, 26, 52-53.


Reside, A. E. (2005). Bats in the canal: studies in Gatun Lake, Panama. Australian Bat Society Newsletter, 24, 33-35.


Reside, A. E. (2003). Lamin’asa Fiarovana Ramanavy (Conservation of Malagasy Microchiroptera). Australian Bat Society Newsletter, 13, 10-11.




















This site was designed with the
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now