Professor Clive McAlpine


School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science


Dr Clive McAlpine’s research interests are in forest fragmentation and its impacts on biodiversity in tropical and sub-tropical forests; wildlife management and modelling and forest mapping and monitoring using remote sensing.

He received his PhD from The University of Queensland.


  • Bachelor of Economics, The University of Queensland
  • Post Grad Diploma G/S, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


  • Sheil, Douglas, Bargués-Tobella, Aida, Ilstedt, Ulrik, Ibisch, Pierre L., Makarieva, Anastassia, McAlpine, Clive, Morris, Cindy E., Murdiyarso, Daniel, Nobre, Antonio D., Poveda, Germán, Spracklen, Dominick V., Sullivan, Caroline A., Tuinenburg, Obbe A. and van der Ent, Ruud J. (2019) Forest restoration: Transformative trees. Science, 366 6463: 316-317. doi:10.1126/science.aay7309

  • Brown, Greg, McAlpine, Clive, Rhodes, Jonathan, Lunney, Daniel, Goldingay, Ross, Fielding, Kelly, Hetherington, Scott, Hopkins, Marama, Manning, Clare, Wood, Matthew, Brace, Angie, Vass, Lorraine and Swankie, Linda (2019) Integration of social spatial data to assess conservation opportunities and priorities. Biological Conservation, 236 452-463. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2019.06.002

  • Brown, Greg, Rhodes, Jonathan, Lunney, Daniel, Goldingay, Ross, Fielding, Kelly, Garofano, Nicole, Hetherington, Scott, Hopkins, Marama, Green, Jo, McNamara, Skye, Brace, Angie, Vass, Lorraine, Swankie, Linda and McAlpine, Clive (2019) The influence of sampling design on spatial data quality in a geographic citizen science project. Transactions in GIS, . doi:10.1111/tgis.12568

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Book Chapter

  • Morrison, T.H., Hettiarachchi, Missaka, Seabrook, Leonie and McAlpine, Clive (2017). Environmental change and social learning. In Douglas Richardson, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Audrey Kobayashi , Weidong Liu and Richard A. Marston (Ed.), The international encyclopedia of geography: people, the earth, environment and technology () Hoboken, NJ, United States: Wiley. doi:10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg0701

  • McAlpine, Clive A., Seabrook, Leonie, Morrison, Tiffany H. and Rhodes, Jonathan R. (2013). Strengthening landscape ecology's contribution to a sustainable environment. In Bojie Fu and K. Bruce Jones (Ed.), Landscape Ecology for Sustainable Environment and Culture (pp. 21-37) Dordrecht , The Netherlands: Springer Netherlands. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-6530-6_2

  • McAlpine, Clive A., Seabrook, Leonie M., Adams-Hosking, Christine, Hartley, Karri H. and Skytus, Jozef (2012). Climate change: lessons from Copenhagen and Cancun, and implications for Australia, its regional ecosystems and wildlife. In Daniel Lunney and Pat Hutchings (Ed.), Wildlife and climate change: towards robust conservation strategies for Australian fauna (pp. 1-2) Mosman, N.S.W., Australia: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.

  • Seabrook, Leonie, Etter, Andres and McAlpine, Clive (2010). Environmental history. In Barney Warf (Ed.), Encyclopedia of geography (pp. 1-7) Thousand Oaks, CA, U.S.A.: Sage Publications.

  • McAlpine, Clive A., Bowen, Michiala E. and Rhodes, Jonathan R. (2010). Landscape and regional perspectives from eastern Australia. In David Lindenmayer, Andrew Bennett and Richard Hobbs (Ed.), Temperate woodland conservation and management (pp. 231-240) Collingwood, Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing.

  • Pople, A. R., Grigg, G. C., Phinn, S. R., Menke, N., McAlpine, C. and Possingham, H. P. (2010). Reassessing the spatial and temporal dynamics of kangaroo populations. In Graeme Coulson and Mark Eldridge (Ed.), Macropods: The biology of kangaroos, wallabies and rat-kangaroos (pp. 197-210) Collingwood, Vic., Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

  • Jonathan R. Rhodes, McAlpine, Clive A., Zuur, A. F., Smith, G. M. and Ieno, E. N. (2009). GLMM applied on the spatial distribution of koalas in a fragmented landscape. In Alain F. Zuur, Elena N. Ieno, Neil J. Walker, Anatoly A. Saveliev and Graham M. Smith (Ed.), Mixed effects models and extensions in ecology with R (pp. 469-492) New York , U.S.A.: Springer.

  • McAlpine, C. A., Phinn, S. R., Pople, A. R., Menke, N. and Price, B. (2007). Developing a dynamic landscape approach to the study of arid-zone wildlife: Challenges and opportunities. In Dickman, C., Lunney, D. and Burgin, S. (Ed.), Animals of Arid Australia Out on Their Own? 1 ed. (pp. 82-95) Mossman, NSW: Royal Zoological of New South Wales.

  • Etter, Andres and Mcalpine, Clive (2007). Modeling unplanned land cover change across scales: A Colombian case study. In Richard J. Aspinall and Michael J. Hill (Ed.), Land use change: science, policy, and management (pp. 81-98) Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.: CRC Press.

  • Norman, P., Smith, G., McAlpine, C .A. and Borsboom, A. (2004). South-East Queensland Forest Agreement : Conservation outcomes for forest fauna. In Lunney, D. (Ed.), Conservation of Australia's Forest Fauna 2nd ed. ed. (pp. 208-221) Mosman, NSW: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.

  • McAlpine, C. A., Sutcliffe, T. and Taylor, K. (2002). One hundred and fifty years of landscape change for two sub regions of the Southern Brigalow: Patterns and management implications. In A.J. Franks, J. Playford and A. Shapcott (Ed.), Landscape Health of Queensland 1st ed. (pp. 27-41) Brisbane: Royal Society of Queensland.

  • Loyn, R. and McAlpine, C. A. (2001). Spatial patterns and fragmentation: Indicators for conserving biodiversity in forest landscapes. In R.J. Raison and A.G. Brown and D.W. Finn (Ed.), Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management 1 ed. (pp. 391-422) Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishing.

  • McAlpine, C. A. and Loyn, R. (2000). Assessing and monitoring forest fragmentation: Questions of spatial pattern, scale and methods. In P. Hale, A. Petrie, D. Moloney and P. Sattler (Ed.), Management for sustainable ecosystems 1st ed. (pp. 109-117) Brisbane: Centre for Conservation Biology, The University of Queensland.

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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