Current projects

Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR)
Moreton Bay, Queensland
2016

On behalf of the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads we are working alongside several other consultancies on the experimental design and implementation of a koala connectivity monitoring program for the Moreton Bay Rail Project between Petrie and Kippa-Ring in SE Queensland. The new rail line includes a range of underpass structures that will be monitored to evaluate their suitability for koalas using techniques such as GPS and radio-tracking, Wireless Identification Devices, trail cameras and thermal imaging cameras.

Environment Protection Authority
Koala Management Area 1 - NSW North Coast
2016

Species occupancy models are at the forefront of scientific/ecological endeavour.

Campbelltown City Council
Campbelltown, southwest of Sydney, NSW.
2016

The last six months or so have seen us working with Campbelltown City Council planning officers to get a Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management in place for the Campbelltown Koalas. Aspects of this project have included building on some of the earlier work by The Australian Koala Foundation and Eco-logical Australia, as well as undertaking more detailed analyses of historical koala records, revising the habitat mapping and working out how many koalas there are.

Forster, NSW
2016

We have recently been working down in the Great Lakes area surveying for the endangered Leafless Tongue Orchid and the diminutive New Holland Mouse, both of which are listed as Vulnerable for EPBC purposes. Using a grid-based approach, our work revealed two sub-populations of New Holland Mouse occupying habitat at optimum densities of nearly 20 animals/ha. The orchid does not appear to be present on our survey site, despite an intensive survey effort. 

Ecosure Pty Ltd, NSW Roads & Maritime Services
Wardell, NSW.
2015

In August 2014 the Federal Environment Minister imposed conditions on Section 10 of the proposed Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade to the west of Wardell in north-eastern NSW, amongst which was the need to better consider the potential impact(s) of the intended upgrade on the local koala population by using Population Viability Analysis (PVA) modelling over a 50 year timeframe.

Lismore Shire Council
Blakebrook Quarry
2013

Biolink has been engaged by Lismore Shire Council to monitor the impacts of quarry operations on the distribution and abundance of Koalas at the Blakebrook Quarry.  Commencing in 2012, monitoring will be undertaken yearly until November 2016. Monitoring design includes a 17 SAT site regularised grid and associated transects.  The three years of data thus far collected attest to the utility of the SAT approach for koala activity/population monitoring purposes, enhanced by the ability to be able to confidently resurvey the same sites on a regular basis.   

2012

We often work with other consultancy companies and/or organisations to assist them with the undertaking of various projects. Current collaborations include: