Providing learning opportunities for Indigenous university students
Thursday, 8 July, 2021
Here at Eco Logical Australia we are passionate about providing learning opportunities for students wanting to pursue their careers in the environmental sector. We partnered with CareerTrackers to provide two final year Indigenous University students with a 12-week summer internship where they worked with experts across a range of disciplines including ecology, impact assessments, mine closure and archaeology.
Meet the Experts - Mike's passion for cultural heritage
Thursday, 3 June, 2021
With over 30 years’ experience in the industry and nine years working specifically on Cultural Heritage Management Plans in Victoria, Dr Mike Green is a true expert.
Mike is our Principal Heritage Advisor and Cultural Heritage Team Leader for Victoria, delivering heritage management services nationally and internationally in partnership with our regional offices throughout Australia and our brand sister, Tetra Tech Coffey.
He is dedicated to ensuring cultural heritage is front of mind and helps our clients navigate the planning and approvals processes for their projects. A firm believer in the concept that if we are educated and we better understand and cherish our past, we are much better equipped to deal with our future.
Meet the experts – Why Meredith always knew she wanted to be an Ecologist
Friday, 21 May, 2021
Meredith is our Principal Ecologist and the National Ecology Discipline Leader for ELA. She is responsible for ensuring quality, technical capabilities and learning and development delivery in the Ecology Discipline across Australia.
From advising clients on ways to avoid impacts on biodiversity, helping them explore good conservation outcomes or reviewing reports to ensure quality and accuracy, no two days are ever the same! Meredith’s passion lies in assisting other ecologists throughout ELA achieve extraordinary outcomes for our clients.
Read how she draws on her experience as a scientist by enquiring, testing, exploring and interpreting to influence design and make a difference for the environment.
Meet the experts – hear about Jasmine’s big picture view and passion for mine closure
Friday, 7 May, 2021
Jasmine is one of our Senior Environmental Consultants who also manages our South Australian region leading a diverse team of ecologists, approvals and mine closure consultants, GIS analysists and hydrogeologists. Hear how being an approvals expert is all about explaining environmental impact assessment in an effective way, and how she loves making a difference within the mining sector.
Rehabilitating mined land to see nature return
Friday, 23 April, 2021
Find out how former open cut mining land at the Ulan Coal Mine in the Mudgee region of NSW has been successfully rehabilitated. Monitoring of the rehabilitated land at Ulan has demonstrated the return of flora and fauna to the 50 hectare site, including numerous threatened species. This project is a great demonstration of how mining companies can effectively meet their rehabilitation obligations by returning land to an agreed self-sustaining land use after mining has been completed.
Protecting the precious Green and Golden Bell Frog
Monday, 22 February, 2021
Tucked away in the industrial area of Newcastle is Kooragang Island with a sizeable colony of Green & Golden Bell Frogs. The Green and Golden Bell Frog is endangered within NSW and strangely often exist in highly disturbed habitats. This species was once extremely common, however has declined by 90% in its range in the last 30 years, mainly due to ‘Chytridiomycosis Disease’, caused by the chytrid fungus.
Achieving a global standard of Occupational Health and Safety
Monday, 21 December, 2020
With the success of our recent certification, we’re looking forward to 2021 and applying an international standard of Occupational Health and Safety across all of our projects.
After a rigorous and thorough evaluation by an external auditor, we have successfully transitioned certification of our Integrated Business Management System to ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (replacing AS/NZS 4801).
The endangered Acacia meiantha rescue
Friday, 18 December, 2020
The opportunity to translocate an endangered species which is at threat of being destroyed to a safe location, is any Ecologist’s dream. Especially when this also gives them the chance to increase knowledge of the species.
The way of the future: using sounds to monitor landscapes.
Friday, 11 December, 2020
Imagine yourself standing on a beach. Close your eyes. What do you hear?
We don’t need to see to understand our location, what we hear can tell us about our environment. The sound of the ocean can tell us if it is a calm day or whether the surf is good; we can identify which species of birds are present on the beach or in the adjacent vegetation by their voices, wing beats and footwork. The sound of the wind passing through the vegetation can indicate whether there are casuarinas or coconut palms fringing the beach; and voices, panting and barking can indicate if there are people exercising their dogs or families playing nearby.
Wasps vs aircraft - who wins?
Thursday, 26 November, 2020
In a team effort to mitigate risk, Brisbane Airport Corporation brought in Ecosure and Eco Logical Australia (ELA) when a South American mud wasp chose to nest in a very sensitive area of an aeroplane. Read Principal Ecologist, Dr Alan House’s research on the project that has recently been published.