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Dr Kathryn Reardon-Smith

Name Kathryn Reardon-Smith
Position Senior Lecturer
Section School of Agriculture and Environmental Science
Office T320
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2380
Extension 2380
Email
Qualifications BNaturalR(Hons) UNE , MSc Deakin , PhD USQ

Kate is a Research Fellow at the University of Southern Queensland┬┐s Centre for Applied Climate Sciences. She has over 20 years of professional and community experience as an ecologist and environmental scientist, spanning a range of fields including agro-ecology, climate risk management and sustainable land and water management systems. Currently working on both the Northern Australia Climate Program and De-Risk Southeast Asia projects, she conducts cross-disciplinary research which integrates climate modelling, agricultural production systems, ecology, spatial modelling and environmental policy to support improved decision making and sustainable natural resource management. She is a current member of the World Meteorological (WMO) Standing Committee on Services for Agriculture (SERCOM) Expert Team on Agromet Services (ET-AAS)


  • Crop and Pasture Production not elsewhere classified ( 070399 )
  • Agriculture, Land and Farm Management not elsewhere classified ( 070199 )
  • Environmental Science and Management ( 050200 )
  • Agriculture ( 300200 )
  • Environmental Management ( 410400 )
  • Ecological Applications ( 410200 )
  • Ecosystem Function ( 410203 )
  • Conservation And Biodiversity ( 410401 )
  • Agricultural Systems Analysis And Modelling ( 300207 )

Agro-ecosystems
Floodplain woodland ecosystems
Natural resource management
Climate risk management


Ecological Society of Australia
Australian Floodplain Association
Wildlife Queensland


ENV2201 Land Studies
REN2201 Ecological Methods


25 Years


Program Director, Bachelor of Environmental Studies


  • Crop and Pasture Production not elsewhere classified ( 070399 )
  • Agriculture, Land and Farm Management not elsewhere classified ( 070199 )
  • Agriculture ( 300200 )
  • Environmental Management ( 410400 )
  • Ecological Applications ( 410200 )
  • Ecosystem Function ( 410203 )
  • Conservation And Biodiversity ( 410401 )
  • Agricultural Systems Analysis And Modelling ( 300207 )