Meet the experts – Dan’s desire to make a positive difference for our environment
Thursday, 4 November, 2021
Our Principal Environmental Consultant and Renewables Team Lead Dan Magdi, based in our Coffs Harbour office, helps clients navigate the complex world of environmental legislation including co-ordinating and facilitating environmental approvals for renewable energy projects. He’s been passionate about the natural world since he was a child and he’s driven by making a positive difference through the conservation of our natural environment.
Meet the experts – Sophie’s undeniable passion for Natural Resource Management
Tuesday, 28 September, 2021
Our Senior Environmental Consultant, Sophie Powrie has a keen eye for data – collecting gems of information from field surveys and conducting analysis to inform Natural Resource Management projects.
Sophie loves the collaborative nature of the work pooling stakeholder knowledge and expertise. She shares her top tip for clients working on Natural Resource Management climate change projects – be bold and be focused!
Her contribution to natural climate solutions is something she is extremely passionate about, helping restore ecosystems and providing quality, applied science across a wide range of projects.
Meet the experts – Michelle Frolich assists landowners to protect and conserve biodiversity
Friday, 3 September, 2021
With over 12 years of consulting experience, Michelle Frolich, a Senior Consultant and one of our Biodiversity Offset Specialists, is passionate about helping landowners achieve great outcomes for their land and the environment. An Accredited Assessor under the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 (BC Act), Michelle applies the Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM) on the projects requiring a biodiversity assessment under the NSW Biodiversity Offsets Scheme.
Meet the experts – Lisa Adams, the brains behind environmental impact assessments
Wednesday, 14 July, 2021
Lisa gravitated towards environmental impact assessment (EIA) quite early on in her career. With 20 years in the industry she has learnt to see the ‘big picture’ and the importance of providing clear and transparent information to facilitate good decision making for clients and regulators.
Lisa is passionate about the problem-solving aspect of environmental impact assessments and enjoys making sense of technical information to create evidence-based lines of argument. As the lead of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) in Western Australia, she enjoys mentoring and sharing her years of knowledge and expertise with her team.
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.