Nature conservation

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Biodiversity experts

List of experts to prepare expert reports.

What is an expert?

An expert is a person who, in the opinion of the Environment Agency Head (EAH), possesses specialised knowledge based on training, study or experience to provide an expert opinion in relation to the biodiversity values to which an expert report relates.

Information on experts and expert reports

Experts and the use of expert reports are described within 6.5.2 of the Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM).

How can expert status be demonstrated?

Expert status can be demonstrated by:

  1. The expert’s qualifications such as relevant degrees, post graduate qualifications.
  2. Their history of experience in the ecological research and survey method, for the relevant species.
  3. A resume detailing projects pertaining to the survey of the relevant species (including the locations and dates of the work) over the previous 10 years.
  4. Their employer’s name and period of employment (where relevant).
  5. Relevant peer reviewed publications.
  6. Evidence that the person is a well-known authority on the relevant species to which the survey relates. The accredited assessor cannot act as a referee for the proposed expert.

Becoming a listed expert

Please prepare a submission addressing the criteria (a)-(f) above and submit to the

Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) will assess your application in relation to these criteria.

List of experts to prepare expert reports

Under of the BAM the Environment Agency Head (delegate) has published a list of experts.

Name Mobile Email Species Start End
Dr Stephen Bell 0407 284 240 Diuris tricolor

Pine Donkey Orchid and Prasophyllum petilum

(syn. Prasophyllum sp. 'Wybong').
14 May 2018 N/A
Dr Stephanie Clark 0426 204 240 Meridolum corneovirens
The Giant Cumberland Land snail

Pommerhelix duralensis
The Dural Land snail
15 May 2018 14 May 2024
Dr Simon Clulow 0459 551 370 Uperoleia mahonyi.

Mahonyi toadlet
7 February 2018 N/A
Dr Colin Driscoll 0438 773 029 Tetratheca juncea

Black-eyed Susan
29 March 2018 N/A
Dr Steven Douglas 0419 211 225 Acacia bynoeana

Bynoe's Wattle;

Acacia pubescens

Downy Wattle;

Melaleuca deanei

Deane's paperbark and Persoonia nutans

Nodding Geebung
12 November 2018 N/A
Dr Francis Lemckert 0408 340 084 Litoria aurea

Green and Golden Bell Frog
12 November 2018 N/A
Robert Miller 0410 244 865 Hibbertia fumana; Hibbertia puberula 12 November 2018 N/A
Dr Stephen Phillips 0409 778 633 Phascolarctos cinereus
13 July 2018 N/A
Dr Paul Rymer 02 4570 1094 Dillwynia tenuifolia 12 November 2018 N/A
Dr Tony Saunders 0409 399 849 Hieraaetus morphnoides

Little Eagle and Lophoictinia isura

Square-tailed Kite
12 November 2018 N/A
Teresa James 0428 218 502 Pimelea spicata

Spiked Rice-flower
12 November 2018 N/A
Page last updated: 27 February 2019