ABOUT OUR TEAM
Based in Perth, Western Australia, ecologia Environment was established in 1989 to provide consulting services in the biological sciences to the resources sector. Over the past 3 decades ecologia Environment has developed a dedicated team of highly skilled professional scientists offering a diverse range of environmental services.
Our objective is to maintain our position as an industry leading private company that works in partnership with our clients to achieve sustainable development. We aim to achieve this by working closely with both our clients, regulators and stakeholders to build long term relationships. Our advice is unbiased and focused on practical solutions that achieve protection and conservation outcomes alongside sustainable development.
We pride ourselves in our workplace culture which centres on mutual respect and development of each individual to their full potential.
Andrew is our Principal Botanist and has over 12 years’ experience in plant systematics, taxonomy, conservation biology and environmental consulting.
Andrew specialises in field botany, plant species identification, ecological data analysis, and vegetation classification. He has extensive experience conducting flora and vegetation surveys across the South-West, Eremaean, Northern, and Interzone botanical provinces of Western Australia. Andrew completed his doctorate at Flinders University, specialising in the taxonomy, molecular phylogenetics and conservation genetics of Frankenia (sea-heaths) in Australia. Since then, he has worked as a taxonomist at the State Herbarium of South Australia reviewing Frankenia and the Fabaceae tribe Mirbelieae (egg-and-bacon peas) for the Flora of South Australia (ed. 5). Andrew has been involved in a number of collaborative research projects, including a taxonomic revision of Eriocaulon (pipeworts) taxa endemic to Australian mound-springs, and the molecular phylogenetics of Ceratina (small carpenter bees). In addition to his role with ecologia, Andrew is a Research Associate at the WA Herbarium, where he continues taxonomic research on Frankenia.
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University
- Honours – School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University
- Bachelor of Science (BSc) – Faculty of Science and Engineering, Flinders University
- Detailed (Level 2) Flora and Vegetation Surveys, Targeted Flora Surveys, and Vegetation Monitoring
- Plant Specimen Identification
- Statistical Analysis of Ecological Data (incl. PATN, R statistical software)
- Remote Area Field work and Logistics
- Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- Peer-reviewed Publication and Report Preparation
- Project Management
- Scientific Communication