Associate Professor Clive McAlpine
|Dr Clive McAlpine|
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- ARC Centre of Excellence in Environmental Decisions
- Koala Research Network (Spokesman / Coordinator)
- Ecological Society of Australia
- Australian Chapter International Association of Landscape Ecology
- International Association for Landscape Ecology
- Australian Rangeland Society
Dr McAlpine's research is at the interface of landscape ecology, biodiversity conservation and climate change. He is an internationally recognised landscape ecologist with a proven track record in biodiversity conservation in fragmented landscape, environmental management, modelling land cover change, and climate impacts of land cover change. A recent study led by Dr McAlpine found that land clearing made the climate of southeast Australia significantly hotter and dryer, and hence highlighted the need to include native vegetation in climate change mitigation. The geographic focus of his research is eastern Australia, and includes tropical and sub-tropical landscapes such as the nationally-listed Brigalow ecosystems and tropical savannas of northern Australia. His work underpins biodiversity conservation programs being developed by regional natural resource management bodies in Queensland and northern New South Wales and the Australian government to reduce human land use/ land cover change impacts on Australia's regional climate.
Forest fragmentation and its impacts on biodiversity in tropical and sub-tropical forests
Wildlife management and modeling
Forest mapping and monitoring using remote sensing
Impact of Habitat Loss and Fragmentation on Biodiversity
Conservation of Biodiversity in Human-Modified landscapes
Processes Driving Landscape Change
Sustainable Landscape Management
Impacts of Climate Change on Biodiversity
Research Staff and Students
Principal Supervision of PhD and MPhil students :
- Melissa Bruton
- Lorenzo Catterino (Joint Principal)
- Rowan Eisner
- Will Goulding
- Missaka Hettiarachchi
- Hai Hoa Nguyen (Joint Principal)
- Danielle Nilsson
- Brandy Ream
- Oliver Robertson
- Alvaro Salazar
- Andrew Smith
- Ralph Trancoso da Silva
Associate Supervision of PhD students:
- 2008 – 2009, Koala population viability and management in the Koala Coast, Queensland, Australia. (EPA $83 294).
2008 – 2011, The conservation of widely distributed species: implications of differences between western and eastern koala populations. (ARC, Australian Koala Foundation, South West Natural Resource Management Inc. $609 633).
2008 – 2009, Conserving Species in Human Modified Landscapes: Incorporating Spatial Population Processes. (UQ, $2976).
2007 – 2008, Improving management of Parkinsonia across Northern Australia. (CSIRO $24 200).
2007 – 2009, The Queensland Historical Atlas: Histories, Cultures, Landscapes. (ARC $602 313).
2007 – 2010, Restoration of Fragmented Brigalow Landscapes for conservation: Evaluating Alternative Futures in a Changing Climate. (ARC, QLD Murray Darling Committee Inc., Condamine Alliance, Department of Main Roads, Border Rivers-Gwydir Catchment Management Authority $483 000).
2007 – 2008, Conservation and recovery of western koala populations. (UQ $1 860).
2006 – 2010, Applied Environmental Decision Analysis. (Commonwealth Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts $7 563 266).
2006 – 2009, Modeling the Impact of Anthropogenic Land Cover Change on australia’s Regional Climate. (UQ, Land Water Australia $288 000).
2006 – 2009, Modelling Impacts of Vegetation Cover Change on Regional Climate. (Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation $312 109).
2006, Literature review on water in the landscape. (Desert Knowledge CRC $3 000).
2006 – 2008, Beyond discrete landscape metrics: spatial analysis tools and surface textual measures for quantifying gradients in landscape structure. (ARC $380 000).
2005 – 2006, Identification and Mapping of Critical Habitat of the Julia Creek Dunnart (Sminthopsis douglasi). (EPA $11 000).
2005, Planning Guidlines for Conserving and Restoring Koalas in Fragmented Landscapes. (Australian Koala Foundation $11 000).
2003, Literature Review – Conserving Biodiversity in Fragmented Urban Landscapes. (BCC $14 438).
2001 – 2003, Conserving and restoring koala populations in fragmented landscapes. (Australian Koala foundation, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service $84 579).
Last updated: Apr 26, 2013