People

B.Sc. (Hons); Ph.D.

Experience Summary

Steve Phillips is a professional wildlife ecologist and former university lecturer with over 35 years of experience in all facets of natural area management from the investigation and planning of new conservation areas to the design of specialised survey programs for threatened plants and animals.

Dip. App. Sc., B. App. Sc.

Experience Summary

John has over 30 years experience with wildlife/biodiversity conservation and the challenges of koala management, aspects of which (prior to joining Biolink) included co-ordination of a large-scale koala monitoring and translocation program at East Coomera - Pimpama. John's work on various aspects of koala management & translocation is currently the focus of his Ph.D. candidature at Southern Cross University.

B.App. Sc., M.App.Sc.

Experience Summary

Caitlin graduated from the Masters of Applied Science program (tropical ecology) at James Cook University in 2012, her study focused on the diversity of hypogeous fungi consumed by Macropods in tropical Australia and Papua New Guinea. Caitlin has worked as a nature tour guide in far northern Qld, Fraser Island and the Byron Shire as well as working as a fauna handler in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Caitlin is passionate about the environment and actively volunteers  on many community initiatives including the rehabilitation of injured/sick wildlife, campaigning for marine parks, engaging others on environmental issues and conducting wildlife research; she is also a keen bushwalker and photographer. 

B.A. (Hons); Ph. D.

Experience Summary

John has worked as a field ecologist and botanist for over 30 years and has experience with all aspects of vegetation classification, mapping and management (incl. weed management), in addition to his other skills in environmental education, eco-tourism and sustainable development outcomes. Amongst othetr things John has published a book on camphor laurel, written chapters about the forest life of the Solomon Islands and produced environmental education materials for the South Pacific. Academic awards have been achieved for botanical studies at the University of New England and a conference award in China for his Ph.D. work on the ecology of the introduced weed camphor laurel.