Landserv’s Ecology team is made up of a mixture of principal and senior scientists with minimum Bachelor degree qualifications and specialization in ecology and botany. Staff experience includes targeted surveys for species of conservation significance at the State and National level, developing site environmental management plans and Vegetation Offset Management Plans (VOMPS). Our team can provide survey resources, general ecological advice, ecological planning assessments and ecological management advice and has extensive experience in ecological assessment and ecological process studies and have managed or contributed to projects investigating:
Native Vegetation Assessments
Landserv has a number of in-house botanists who have undertaken numerous native vegetation assessments. We have undertaken broad-scale vegetation assessments and mapping, detailed threatened flora surveys and detailed vegetation condition assessments.
Net-Gain and Habitat Hectare Assessments
Landserv’s Ecology team is well versed in The Department of Sustainability and Environment’s (DSE) Net-Gain’ policy and habitat hectare assessments. Recently (August 2009) each member of the Ecological Team completed consistency training in the habitat hectare methodology run by DSE staff.
We have undertaken in excess of 50 net-gain assessments and subsequent permitting and offsetting, from small lot assessments through to extremely large infrastructure corridor assessments. Through this experience we have an intimate knowledge of the Planning and Environment Act and DSE’s Native Vegetation Framework.
Wetland and Waterway Assessments
With a combined 34 years of experience in wetland and waterway assessment our team can provide you with expert assistance and expert evidence services. Our team members have undertaken wetland condition assessments using Index of Wetland Condition (IWC) methods and provided contributions to scientific field research and trials of monitoring protocols, including the assessment of revegetation monitoring programs and IWC trials for the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research.
Our staff have developed threatened species monitoring programs (including Growling Grass Frog), pest management programs for wetland rehabilitation (Gambusia sp treatment plans) and negotiated wetland watering regimes (Goulburn Broken CMA – Coomboona wetlands).