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Dr Kathryn Reardon-Smith

Dr Kathryn Reardon-Smith
Name Kathryn Reardon-Smith
Pronoun She/Her/Hers
Position Senior Lecturer
Section School of Agriculture and Environmental Science
Office T320
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2380
Extension 2380
Email
Qualifications BNaturalResources(Hons) UNE , MSc Deakin , PhD USQ
Homepage https://research.usq.edu.au/researcher/809w2/dr-kathryn-reardon-smith
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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 (ESA)
Australian Floodplain Association (AFA)
Australian Freshwater Science Society (AFSS)
Wildlife Queensland


  • Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment (ILSE)
  • Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (CSAS)
  • Centre for Applied Climate Sciences (CACS)

ENV2201 Land Studies
IDK2203 Indigenous Environmental Knowledge and Perspectives
REN2201 Ecological Methods
REN8101/6101 Environment, Society & Sustainability
REN8202/6202 Conservation for Sustainable Futures
WAT1101 Introduction to Water Science


25 Years


Program Director, Bachelor of Environmental Studies