Our Team

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BAAM Ecological Consultants**

Our Team

With a staff of ecology professionals who have a combined experience of over 200 years of practice, we have a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory requirements and guidelines applied to ecological assessment.

Adrian Caneris

Adrian Caneris

Managing Director, Principal Wildlife Specialist

Paulette Jones

Paulette Jones

Managing Director, Principal Environmental Scientist, Compliance Manager

Jedd Appleton

Jedd Appleton

Director, Project Delivery Manager, Senior Ecologist

Penn Lloyd

Penn Lloyd

Director, Principal Ecologist

Shelley Trevaskis

Shelley Trevaskis

Senior Ecologist

Colin Trainor

Colin Trainor

Senior Ecologist

Elizabeth Williams

Elizabeth Williams

Senior Ecologist and Ecological Restoration Team Lead

Lisa Bannister

Lisa Bannister

Project Ecologist and Fauna Spotter Coordinator

Gavin Jones

Gavin Jones

Senior Fauna Spotter/Field Assistant

Julianne Cregan

Julianne Cregan

Administration Manager

Adrian Caneris

Managing Director, Principal Wildlife Specialist

Dip Man, MEIANZ, CEnvP Ecology Specialist

Adrian is a Certified Environmental Practitioner – Ecology Specialist (EIANZ) with expertise in vertebrate fauna assessment and identification, assessment of terrestrial habitats, ecological monitoring, wildlife management, biodiversity planning, feral species management and community liaison and facilitation. He has been involved in research, management, consulting, tertiary teaching and community based studies of terrestrial ecology, particularly vertebrate fauna, throughout South-east Queensland for over 30 years.

Adrian has undertaken specialist consultancy work for local and state governments and private organisations, undertaking fauna investigations and providing advice for fauna management and species recovery planning for numerous projects and significant species management.

Throughout his career Adrian has been appointed to numerous advisory and/or management committees. His experience and expertise are regularly sought for matters before the Queensland Planning and Environment Court and as independent advice for local governments to provide peer review and/or advice on significant development applications.

His commitment to the application of sound scientific investigation techniques to wildlife management issues is valued by policy-makers, land use planners, land managers, community organisations and private enterprise in Queensland.

He is a recognised leader in wildlife management and through his career he has been a pioneer on and responsible for numerous projects which have advanced the knowledge or application of wildlife management. Adrian has been the state president for the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland and is a founding member and Director of the Wildlife Land Trust Ltd Qld.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Director – Wildlife Land Trust Pty Ltd
  • Member – Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland (former President)
  • Member – Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ)
  • Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP) Ecology Specialist
  • Member – Queensland Environmental Law Association (QELA)
  • Member – Glossy Black Cockatoo Conservancy
  • Member – Birds Queensland
  • Member – Queensland Frog Society

Paulette Jones

Managing Director, Principal Environmental Scientist, Compliance Manager

BSc, Grad Cert, Dip Man, FEIANZ, CEnvP

Paulette is a Certified Environmental Practitioner (EIANZ) with expertise in natural resource planning and management, impact assessment and environmental project management. She has been an environmental consultant for over 30 years, primarily contributing to the ecological components of multidisciplinary assessments, but also as a manager of environmental assessments for a broad range of projects in Queensland, the Northern Territory and New South Wales. Her experience is varied from undertaking and/or managing ecological assessments of port facilities, army training areas, airport radar towers and mines, to the management of environmental impact statements for major industrial facilities.

Over the past 20 years with BAAM Paulette’s work has been focused on terrestrial ecology. Paulette’s technical responsibilities include taking a Project Director role for major projects, researching, and writing ecological assessments, training and mentoring internal project managers, and editing reports issued by BAAM. Her managerial responsibilities include developing, enhancing, and managing BAAM’s Quality Management System.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member – Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ)
  • Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP)
  • Member – Professionals Australia
  • Member – International Association for Impact Assessment

Jedd Appleton

Director, Project Delivery Manager, Senior Ecologist

BSc (Hons), MEIANZ, CEnvP

Jedd is a Certified Environmental Practitioner (EIANZ) and an experienced project manager who has been responsible for the preparation and coordination of reports to a diverse range of clients and applications, including large Environmental Impact Statements.

During his 18 years as an environmental and ecological consultant he has fulfilled numerous roles in various aspects of environmental management that has required knowledge of numerous disciplines, particularly terrestrial, riparian and aquatic ecology, environmental legislation and planning.

Jedd has been involved in the management of numerous projects and participated in numerous comprehensive field surveys throughout his employment, as well as a number of professional and voluntary field and literature-based research programs.

His key duties including project tracking, project team coordination, client and sub-consultant liaison, the preparation and coordination of fee proposals and preparation and coordination of ethics clearance and scientific use applications and procedures for regulatory authorities and BAAM staff. Jedd prepares formal impact assessment and environmental management documentation for a range of clients and applications and his role includes reviewing BAAM’s reports for Quality Assurance purposes.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ))
  • Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP)
  • Member – Glossy Black Cockatoo Conservancy

Penn Lloyd

Director, Principal Ecologist

PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), MEIANZ, CEnvP Ecology Specialist

Penn is a Certified Environmental Practitioner – Ecology Specialist (EIANZ) and is responsible for leading BAAM’s fauna team. He has 30 years of field experience as a researcher in the fields of ornithology and conservation biology, having worked on animal communities in a wide variety of habitats in six different countries in Africa, North America, and now Australia. Since joining BAAM in 2010, Penn has undertaken baseline studies and/or contributed to fauna sections of Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) for small and large infrastructure projects.

He has also managed and authored the reports for a variety of ecological assessments and species management plans/programs within the mining, infrastructure, industrial and residential sectors.

Penn has extensive experience with methods for surveying and measuring animal abundance and breeding productivity. He also has expert knowledge of the taxonomy, biology and population ecology of various animal groups, particularly birds, the key ecological processes that limit animal distribution and abundance, has published over 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications in these fields, and continues to peer review for international ecological journals.

He has a keen interest in continuously improving ecological survey techniques, habitat mapping methodologies and reporting to ensure best practice ecological assessment to meet relevant Commonwealth, State and local government guidelines.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ))
  • Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP)
  • Member – Glossy Black Cockatoo Conservancy

Shelley Trevaskis

Senior Ecologist

BSc, MEIANZ, CEnvP

Shelley is a Certified Environmental Practitioner (EIANZ) with expertise in ecological survey, environmental planning and project management.

Shelley has 14 years’ experience as an environmental consultant. She has also been employed in bush regeneration on North Stradbroke Island and carried out a role with the (former) Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) on North Stradbroke Island during the establishment of the national park and the resolution of native title over parts of the island.

Shelley has experience and skills in flora and fauna identification and fieldwork techniques, report writing and project management. She also maintains an up-to-date knowledge of relevant environmental ordinances (local, state, federal) relating to environmental management, particularly with regards to flora and fauna.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ)
  • Certified Environmental Practitioner (EIANZ)

Colin Trainor

Senior Ecologist

PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), MEIANZ

Colin has a broad range of experience and expertise in ecological consultancy and wildlife conservation research nationally and internationally. He has been involved in targeted surveys of threatened mammals in Victoria and broad-scale wildlife surveys in the Northern Territory. Colin has been involved in research, consulting, and community-based studies of terrestrial ecology, particularly avifauna for over 15 years.

He has provided specialist advice for a range of projects, applying field and literature-based research, including specialist knowledge, coordination and application of ecological survey techniques and data analysis. These have included major infrastructure projects including mine expansions, wind farms and airports. He has experience on projects focussing on development impacts on migrant shorebirds in Australia and Timor-Leste.

Colin has numerous publications covering his fauna work in Indonesia, Timor-Leste and Australia, particularly covering effects on avian status and threats. He has delivered extensive technical reports on fauna and biodiversity surveys including Dili Airport, Iralalaro Hydropower scheme, Wetar Island and Fortescue marsh.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member – Oriental Bird Club

Elizabeth Williams

Senior Ecologist and Ecological Restoration Team Lead

PhD, BSc (Hons), MEIANZ

Elizabeth has expertise in vertebrate and invertebrate surveys, monitoring, research and advice, particularly related to applied ecological challenges in the resources industries and threatened species conservation. Additionally, she has experience in ecosystem restoration planning, monitoring, assessment and recommendations for various end-uses, including natural habitat, grazing and tourism.

Elizabeth has over 18 years’ experience working on a range of projects in Queensland and New South Wales, spanning ecology, invasive species management, wildlife conservation, habitat restoration and land management. She has also provided advice and represented Queensland and Australia at national and international forums on best-practice methods for land and species management.

Elizabeth has numerous scientific and community publications on her fauna projects, particularly relating to microbats, birds and invertebrates.

Lisa Bannister

Project Ecologist and Fauna Spotter Coordinator

MBA, BSc, MEIANZ

Lisa began working as a Conservation employee gaining experience in fire and weed management before becoming a National Park Ranger in WA and NT. During this time she was involved in undertaking field surveys for fauna and flora including captive breeding programs and threatened species such as the bilby, brush-tailed bettong and rufous hare-wallaby. his was followed by several years focussing on restoration and rehabilitation projects in WA and QLD. Lisa has provided community education workshops for schools, volunteers and bushcare groups on wildlife, foreshore restoration and waterway management.

She has worked in remote areas of the Pilbara as a field assistant conducting flora surveys on the Nyidinghu Flora and Vegetation project for Fortescue. In the mining sector she was an environmental advisor and fauna spotter-catcher in the Surat Basin. As a result, Lisa has significant field experience, including data collection, animal handling and working effectively in remote locations.

Lisa has recently completed an MBA with Griffith University, complementing and broadening her environmental background including in the fields of environmental economics and sustainable business practices.

She has a range of technical competencies through training and experience, including wildlife handling and venomous snake handling.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member – Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ)

Gavin Jones

Senior Fauna Spotter/Field Assistant

Cert 3 Environmental Science
Venomous Snake Handling, 4WD Safety, First Aid and CPR, Working at Heights, Elevated Platform

Gavin began working as an ecological field assistant 1998 and has worked with BAAM since 2009.

He is familiar with all types of fauna survey methods, including trapping and active searching. Gavin is particularly familiar with fauna species of the South East Queensland and Brigalow Belt Bioregions and has worked extensively as a fauna spotter-catcher in the Surat Basin, specifically focusing on the identification and capture of Endangered, Vulnerable and Of Concern species.

Gavin has undertaken numerous aquatic pre-disturbance assessments and aquatic fauna spotting projects. He has experience in amphibian, fish and turtle rescues from freshwater dewatering projects across Queensland.

Julianne Cregan

Administration Manager

Jules is responsible for project establishment, logistics, invoicing and receipts.

She has over 30 years of accounts and administrative experience and is currently studying a diploma of accounting to ensure that her skills are up to date.