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Craig Eddie

Craig Eddie, Principal Ecologist

Craig has over 17 years experience as an ecologist. He has followed his lifelong passion for natural history, previously working for the Queensland Museum and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, before setting up his own business. His knowledge of fauna, flora, vegetation and landscape management is highly regarded within government, industry, the scientific and local community.

 

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Richard Johnson, Senior Ecologist

With 16 years experience in the field of fauna and flora survey and ecological assessment, Richard has expertise in a wide range of roles. This includes surveying, trapping and the safe handling and identification of a diversity of terrestrial vertebrates throughout Queensland. Richard also has considerable experience in desktop and field assessments of regional ecosystems, fauna and flora survey planning (working across protected areas and privately-held lands throughout Queensland) and report writing.

 

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Meryl Eddie, Business Manager

Meryl has a strong natural resource, community engagement and strategic planning background.  Within the past 17 years Meryl has worked in regional Queensland for community groups such as Landcare and Catchment Management, Local and State government agencies and a large integrated energy company.  She is adept at working in rural and remote regions and understands issues faced by people living in these areas.

 

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Scott Akins-Sellar, Senior Fauna Spotter/Catcher

Growing up in Papua New Guinea, Scott has always had an affinity for working with animals in the outdoors. Scott has 20 years of experience in vertebrate pest species management, fauna handling & surveys and environmental education and outdoor instructing in Australia and New Zealand. Scott has a Diploma of Teaching, a Certificate in Outdoor Recreation, and a Bachelor of Natural Resources (majoring in Wildlife Management) from the University of New England, Armidale.

 

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Rosamund Aisthorpe

 

Rosamund Aisthorpe, Botanist

Studying for a Bachelor of Science with a major in Botany seemed a natural progression for Rosamund Aisthorpe. Growing up on a mixed grazing property close to Roma, Rosamund absorbed a love of plants from her parents during their trips to the bush where they collected specimens, took cuttings and spent time propogating a variety of local vegetation. Rosamund graduated in 2009 from James Cook University.

 

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Ella Mulholland, Fauna Spotter/Catcher

Ella has recently graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Conservation & Wildlife Management) and is backed by more than 2 years experience working in the construction and mining industry.  Within BOOBOOK Ella is employed as a Fauna Spotter Catcher and also assists with ecological field assessments including fauna and flora surveys.

 

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Deb Maiore, Administration Officer

Growing up on a property west of Mitchell, Deb has always had a love of animals and the great outdoors. Throughout her career Deb has gathered a wide range of administration experience and prides herself on her excellent organisational and communication skills. In her role with BOOBOOK, Deb provides administration assistance to the flora and fauna team on a day to day basis.

 

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Bruce Cosh, Field Assistant

Bruce lives and works on a cattle property west of Injune in Southern Queensland and has a keen interest in the Australian outback, history and native plants.  Bruce has a good working knowledge of local plants, particularly vine thicket species.  He has contributed many specimens to the Queensland Museum and Herbarium (plants, snails, bugs, scorpions) which has resulted in the discovery of several new species.  Bruce has hosted many visiting biologists, botanists and university students who have undertaken various studies looking at native fauna and flora on his property.  As a casual field assistant, Bruce provides assistance to BOOBOOK's Ecological Team with field surveys.

 

Olivia Warner, Project / Administration Officer

Growing up in rural NSW, Olivia has always had a love for the outdoors.  She has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga and experience in office management, laboratory work, field logistics and client liaison.

 

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