Dr Josie Kelman
Josie has specialist skills in monitoring and evaluation with a PhD in Environmental Management. Her thesis focused on evaluation of management effectiveness in protected areas, specifically looking at what was driving management effectiveness in Australian protected areas. Josie has lectured in Ecology, Integrated Landscape Management and Experimental Techniques. She has worked as a private consultant conducting botanical surveys, forest carbon assessments, vegetation and weed management, farm planning and providing technical advice and implementing monitoring and evaluation of biological resources.
Josie has worked in the environmental field for over 10 years in a range of technical and management roles. This has included regional natural resource management, threatened species management, private land conservation, vegetation mapping and survey. In what is perhaps an unusual blend of skills Josie has strong technical scientific knowledge combined with considerable experience in community consultation and extension. Part of the purpose of Enviro-dynamics is to meld these skills together so that science communication is integral to the research and consultancy projects undertaken.
Andy has operated a successful environmental consultancy in Tasmania for over 10 years and is a highly qualified and well-respected practitioner. He has extensive experience with environmental assessment (including flora and fauna values, vegetation communities and weed and disease issues), development of management plans, bushfire hazard assessments and community consultation. He has considerable knowledge of environmental legislation and policy, and development planning and approvals processes.
Through his approach of providing thorough, detailed assessments and developing practical solutions to environment impacts he is able to maximise environmental outcomes. Andy has a strong network of contacts across the state with connections in industry, local and state government, developers, professionals, community groups and private landholders. Andy has a BSc in Environmental Science with honours in Zoology and is an accredited Bushfire Hazard Assessor.
Sarah has extensive experience in environmental impact assessment and site management for all scales of development including gas pipelines, recycled water use on farms and tourism operations to name a few. Sarah has been a consulting environmental scientist in Tasmania since 2000 and has worked as an environmental scientist in Canada, Seychelles and New Caledonia. Sarah has a BSc in Geography with honours in Geomorphology. She is a Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP) and Bushfire Hazard Assessor.
Sarah’s capacities include environmental project management, environmental impact statements (EIS) and development and environmental management plans (DPEMP), decommissioning and rehabilitation plans (DRP) and water quality monitoring programmes. Sarah is well versed with development approvals in Tasmania and is a useful advocate with local and state government officials. Recent projects include: environmental management of Level 1 Activity approvals by the Huon Valley Council; treatment plant environmental and safety requirements; environmental impact assessment for a tourism operation in a marine reserve; industrial site environmental due diligence assessments; and BAL assessments & bushfire hazard management plans.
Eve Lazarus has ten years of experience as a professional in the field of land management and biodiversity conservation. Eve is passionate about working with land managers to deliver on ground projects that increase landscape resilience. The projects she currently manages cover agri-best practice; coordinated weed management, riparian revegetation and conservation projects, for example working to conserve Miena Cider gum in the Central Highlands. Some of her initial projects working for State Government included the development of the Threatened Flora of Tasmania online resource and the establishment of effective data management systems which evolved into the Natural Values Atlas of Tasmania. Eve has extensive remote area field experience, working on both private & protected areas in both Tasmania and the Northern Territory.
Senior botanist/ecologist – Joe has over 15 years experience as an ecologist specialising in botanical survey and threatened flora management. Originally from South Australia, he has been working as an environmental consultant in Tasmania since 2015. Joe is an highly skilled field botanist with particular expertise in orchid taxonomy. He has managed national recovery programs for numerous threatened species, and is the author of several national recovery plans and numerous scientific papers and reports. Joe has also extensive experience in vegetation mapping and condition assessment, biodiversity conservation planning, weed management, fire ecology, and land-use planning.
Trish Clements completed her Masters in Environmental Management in 2013 contributing to the National Environmental Research Program, Landscapes and Policy Hub where she undertook a validation of a River Condition Tool for Tasmania. Since completing her studies she has worked as a Project Officer for Macquarie Franklin reviewing and updating documentation for a recycled water scheme and procedures for groundwater sampling. Trish joined Enviro-dynamics in 2015 and has worked in project support for the Derwent Catchment Project including the North-Facing slopes project evaluation, Interlaken Lakeside Reserve report to the community and weed removal projects. Trish has also worked in the food/meat industry spending several years in both research and industrial environments and has skills in microbiology, laboratory operations, quality systems documentation and waste management. Trish has worked for TAFE as a teacher and workplace assessor.
Dr Magali Wright
Magali has been working in natural resource management in Tasmania since 2010, after 10 years working in university teaching and research in Victoria. Magali has lectured in plant science and plant health for Horticulture courses at the University of Melbourne. Her natural resource management experience includes project management of both conservation and sustainable agriculture projects, threatened flora research, biosecurity and biodiversity planning, vegetation condition assessment, and community engagement and facilitation. She worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne using mycorrhizal fungi to propagate threatened orchids for conservation purposes and currently supervises a similar volunteer program at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.
Magali is passionate about communicating technical information in an accessible and practical way to help inform land management and conservation decision making. She has specialist skills in threatened flora conservation, plant-fungal interactions and biosecurity.
Will completed his honours degree in Environmental Management in 2017 at the University of Tasmania and began working as an intern at Enviro-Dynamics that same year. At Enviro-Dynamics Will provides project and support in both the office and the field, most recently supporting the development of the Tasman Council Weed Management Plan. He has also worked in on-ground program delivery with the Derwent Catchment Project across a range of projects including weed management, pasture monitoring, revegetation and camera trapping surveys. Will worked in remote area as a guide on bushwalking tours before starting work at Enviro-Dynamics.