Researcher biography

April Reside’s research focuses on vertebrate ecology to inform conservation. This includes work with the National Environmental Science Programme’s Threatened Species Recovery Hub, investigating recovery actions and their costs for Australia’s threatened species. April also works on conservation of woodland bird communities. Previously, April focused on the impact of climate change on biodiversity, and strategies for climate change adaptation. This work has been used to inform spatial conservation planning that accounts for climatic refugia. April’s threatened species research has led her to a greater focus on conservation policy to improve outcomes for imperilled species. April is a scientific advisor for the Black-throated Finch Recovery Team, works with Birdlife Australia on their Research and Conservation Committee.

April is a member of James Watson's Green Fire Science Lab.

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