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MEET THE TEAM

If you need expert ecological advice, then Biodiverse Environmental is for you!

Liam Pratt (BEnvSc)

Owner/ Director

Liam is an Ecologist and Environmental Scientist who has over 20 years experience in environmental conservation and management within gas and oil, mining, construction, development and domestic sectors. Liam has extensive experience in flora and fauna management, land rehabilitation and fire management.

He is recognised for his innovative and practical solutions and genuine nature, which are an integral part of Biodiverse Environmental’s business, ensuring that customers receive the best possible service. Liam graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Environmental Science – minor in Environmental Management and Environmental Restoration.

Angela Morrison

Operations Manager

Angela has a broad and integral role in the operation of Biodiverse Environmental. Her key responsibilities include office administration, project coordination, safety administration, project tracking, human resources and staff scheduling.

 

Angela is also a crew member of the Biodiverse Environmental Fire Ecology team.

Sina Kankaanpaa (BEnvSc, MEnvMgt)

Environmental Scientist / Lead Ecologist

Sina graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Environmental Science and a Master of Environmental Management, majoring in conservation and natural resource management. She has since had 7 years of experience on a variety of projects in SE Queensland, with a focus on fauna management and ecological services. Sina has a particular interest in species interactions and habitat rehabilitation.  

Jessica van Motman-Craig (DipCalm)

Environmental Officer / Ecologist

Jessica works for Biodiverse Environmental as an Environmental Officer as part of the management team.

Jessica has qualifications in horticulture, conservation, fire ecology and land management and extensive knowledge of South-East Queensland’s flora and fauna.

Jessica has a passion for working with EVNT species and native habitat restoration. She has experience working on civil, government and not-for-profit projects.

Latasha Painter (BAnimalEcology, BZoology)

Ecologist / Fauna Spotter Catcher / Bush Regenerator

Latasha holds qualifications in Animal Ecology, Zoology and natural area restoration (Conservation and Land Management).
Latasha specialises in natural area management, fire ecology and land management. Latasha is currently project managing an environmental offset bush regeneration site as well, as working on multiple other diverse projects.

Riaan Saayman (BAnimalEcology)

Ecologist / Fauna Spotter Catcher / Bush Regenerator

Riaan graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Animal Ecology. Riaan specialises in fauna management, natural area management and fire ecology. 

Riaan is currently working on jobs doing fauna spotter catching, ecological surveys, nest box installation and monitoring and weed control.  

Brittany Selby (BEnvSc)

Ecologist / Fauna Spotter Catcher / Bush Regenerator

Brittany works for Biodiverse Environmental as an Ecologist / Fauna Spotter Catcher and Bush Regenerator.

Brittany graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Environmental Science and has since worked on a diverse range of projects in Queensland and NSW.

Mauricio Lorandi (BBiol, DipCEM)

Ecologist / Fauna Spotter Catcher / Bush Regenerator

Mauricio graduated from the University of Caxias do Sulwith, Brazil with a Bachelor of Biology. Mauricio has also completed a Certificate III in Marine Habitat Conservation and Restoration and a Diploma in Conservation and Ecosystem Management since arriving in Australia.

Mauricio specialises in natural area management and fauna management.

 

Lachlan Simpson

Fauna Spotter Catcher/Bush Regenerator

Lachlan works for Biodiverse Environmental as a Fauna Spotter Catcher and as part of the bush regeneration team.

Lachlan has a passion for flora and fauna. He has experience working on civil, government and not-for-profit projects. 

Kathryn Little

Bush Regenerator

Kathryn works as a Bush regenerator for Biodiverse Environmental. 

Kathryn has many years of experience working in the environmental industry, working in QLD, VIC and WA. Kathryn is passionate about land restoration and loves working outdoors.

 

Xadia Kirby

Fauna Spotter Catcher/Bush Regenerator

Xadia works as a Fauna Spotter Catcher and Bush regenerator for Biodiverse Environmental.

Xadia studied at the University of the Sunshine Coast and has a Bachelor in Animal Ecology. She is also a member of Cooloola Coast Care and Anarra wildlife rescue. 

Xadia has a broad skillset and is passionate about both flora and fauna.