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.A., B.Sc.(Hons), Ph.D.

Experience Summary

Amanda is a former lecturer at the University of Sydney with professional interests in wildlife ecology, conservation and genetics. She joins Biolink after a period researching the current conservation and genetic challenges of Tasmanian Devils, work that was undertaken in association with the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program.

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 focusing 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.

B.Sc., M.WHPMgt.

Experience Summary

Kirsty has broad interests in science, ecology, wildlife heath and population management. Coming to biolink from koala-focused work with a State-based conservation agency, Kirsty drives the spatial data / database management and GIS side of things, as well as engaging in field work when the opportunity arises. Kirsty's experience with biolink includes unravelling the complexities and assisting with ongoing refinement of the NSW Government's Koala Likelihood Modelling project and more recently working on the creation of a koala habitat model for the South Gippsland area of Victoria.