People

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

Experience Summary

Steve is a wildlife ecologist and former university lecturer with nearly 40 years of experience in all facets of natural area management from the investigation and planning of new conservation areas to habitat/population modelling and the design of specialised survey programs for threatened plants and animals.

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

Experience Summary

Grant has 13 years of experience researching, surveying and managing biodiversity issues during the course of his postgraduate studies and employment in research and the consultancy industry. He has developed comprehensive field skills to assess ecological questions, techniques to identify physiological and biological implications, and quantitative modelling techniques to establish causal relationships and conservation based understandings of biodiversity related issues.

B.Sc.

Experience Summary

Jade recently graduated as a Marine Biologist but has progressively integrated herself into the Biolink work group with a passion to broaden her experience and skills in wildlife ecology and conservation. Jade assists in all aspects of our conservation research, data management and analysis, as well as taking an increased responsibility for koala habitat and biodiversity-themed field survey programs. 

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

Experience Summary

Dr. Amanda Lane is a former lecturer at the University of Sydney with professional interests in wildlife ecology, conservation and genetics. She joined Biolink in 2017 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.

Ph.D.

Experience Summary

Professor Jean-Marc Hero is an internationally recognised authority on the conservation biology of amphibians, with a prolific publication history that spreads across the entire spectrum of interest from the impacts and management of disease to habitat management,  population structure, genetics, field assessment & monitoring. He has also worked extensively on the conservation of the Bilby in southwestern Queensland in addition to a host of national and international conservation projects too numerous to list.

Experience Summary

Aside from being the typically unflappable voice on the end of the telephone when you call to complain and/or leave a message, it is Sue who works to keep the S.S. Biolink afloat by being responsible for the administrative side of how we operate. Sue thus has the unenviable task of reigning in the staff (and especially the M/Director) when budgets are being stretched to their limit, while also overseeing our Workplace Health and Safety programs (sigh), contract management, insurances and wages. Sue also helps out with the field work from time to time and has even been seen wandering around the bush radio-tracking wayward koalas.

 

B.Sc., M.WHPMgt.

Experience Summary

Kirsty maintains broad interests in ecology, wildlife heath and population management. Coming to biolink from a State-based conservation agency, Kirsty has designed and manages our Koala-SAT database and oversees the spatial analysis / GIS side of our work, as well as engaging in field work when the opportunity arises. Kirsty's experience with biolink includes unravelling the complexities of the NSW Government's Koala Likelihood Modelling (KLM) project and working on the creation of a koala habitat model for the South Gippsland area of Victoria. Kirsty's expertise has assisted in development of novel mathematical and spatial analysis techniques to identify koala vehicle-strike black-spots,  as well as teaching aspects of GIS and data base management to conservation managers.