Our People

Darren Fielder

Darren Fielder

Director, Principal Scientist

PhD, BAppSc

Mobile 0407 234 986

Email darren@redleafenv.com.au

Darren is highly credentialed in aquatic and terrestrial biodiversity conservation and environmental compliance from a career of 24 years in public and private sectors. Darren brings to any project extensive experience across a wide range of industries including transport, coal seam gas, mining and energy industries, NRM regional bodies, research groups and universities, state and commonwealth departments and local councils.

Darren is passionate about all things aquatic and is a co-author of the Aquatic Biodiversity Assessment and Mapping Method (AquaBAMM) and was instrumental in developing Biodiversity Planning Assessments in Queensland. He also participates in several state and national expert panels including in the Queensland Statewide Wetland Assessment and Monitoring Project, Lake Eyre Basin and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority. Darren is a nationally recognised expert in freshwater turtle biology and conservation and maintains his research interests.

Amanda Lo Cascio

Amanda Lo Cascio

GIS Analyst


MEnvSc, BSc

Amanda has a very strong background in scientific research and conservation, and highly developed expertise in applying GIS techniques to map and interrogate data. She has worked in both the public and private sector, conducting GIS analyses for a wide range of projects from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. She has undertaken projects that range from the mapping of fauna tracked by radio telemetry, to the mapping of vegetation and land use patterns. Amanda is proficient in the use of ArcGIS 10.0, Mapinfo Professional 8 and Global Mapper 11.02. Apart from her expertise in GIS analysis, Amanda is also an experienced ecologist having worked in the private sector and within university research institutions.

Carl Porter

Carl Porter

Principal Archaeologist

BA (Hons) (Archaeology)

Email carl@redleafenv.com.au

Carl is an indigenous and historic (non-indigenous) cultural heritage specialist with over 17 years of experience in providing archaeological advice and managing cultural heritage projects within Queensland and NSW government departments. For the past 10 years, Carl has been a Regional Manager for Cultural Heritage within the Queensland public sector and is experienced in indigenous and historic negotiations to both minor and major heritage issues. His particular strengths lie in survey and recording, Traditional Owner liaison and negotiation, site management and mitigation strategies. He also has a good working understanding of statutory compliance and the responsibilities of regulators such as local governments in planning decisions.

Sandrine Martinez

Sandrine Martinez

Senior Ecologist

PhD, BAppSc, BSc

Email sandrine@redleafenv.com.au

Sandrine has extensive research and industry experience, primarily in the gas and energy sectors.  She is skilled in the identification of native Australian mammals, birds, frogs and reptiles and has undertaken flora and fauna surveys for common and threatened Australian species in central and southern Queensland, using a variety of trapping and observational techniques in accordance with best practice survey guidelines.

She has also researched and compiled field data and authored numerous ecological assessment reports, including technical reports, EIS Chapters and Threatened Species Management Plans.

Bruce Thomson

Bruce Thomson

Director, Principal Scientist

PhD, MBA, BAppSc

Mobile 0407 128 139

Email bruce@redleafenv.com.au

Bruce has dedicated his life to study the natural world around him. He has 30 years of experience in a broad range of conservation, environmental assessment and management areas from working in the Northern Territory and Queensland. He pioneered research into captive breeding programs for the threatened Rufous Hare Wallaby and Bilby in Alice Springs. Bruce is also known internationally for his work in the conservation management of threatened bat species here in Australia and the Americas. It is no surprise then that he is an expert at Anabat and echolocation call identification.

Working as a wildlife researcher and botanist, Bruce has conducted flora and fauna surveys in many parts of Australia including northern WA, most areas of the NT and Qld as well as parts of NSW, the ACT and SA.  He has also described a number of new species of Euphorbia from northern WA.

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Tami Mills

Tami Mills

Senior Environmental Scientist

Contaminated Soils, ERA Approvals, Site Management Plans

Mobile 0407 615 822

Email tami@redleafenv.com.au

Tami is a Suitably Qualified Person (SQP) and accredited by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) to conduct contaminated soils investigations. Tami has 11 years of experience across a range of projects requiring an understanding of the implementation of DEHP QLD Contaminated Lands Act legislation and regulations, Sustainable Planning Act, Water Resource Act and local government by-laws and planning precincts. Tami has prepared numerous SBMP over a diverse range of industries, conducted numerous contaminated site investigations including soil and water sampling, data analysis, health risk assessment for developments, rural properties, industrial estates, service stations and pre lease or purchase agreements for sites located in QLD and NSW.

Evelyn Rooke

Evelyn Rooke

Archaeologist

BA (Hons) Archaeology, Historic Heritage, Aboriginal Cultural Heritage, Archaeology

Email evelyn@redleafenv.com.au

Evelyn has a passion for historic and indigenous heritage issues and is keen to assist on projects requiring professional input. Elevlyn has trained at the University of Queensland and the University of Durham having excavation and research experience in Turkey and Australia. Evelyn has a wide range of technical skills and training including heritage building assessments, field excavations of building structures, burials and hearths and is skilled in artefact collection and identification. 

Michael Wood

Michael Wood

Senior
Ecologist

BSc

Michael has always had a deep and abiding interest in the environment and natural history. This interest has given him a career as an ecologist and avian specialist having surveyed migratory species, waterbirds and waders. His breadth of experience includes detailed bird and mammal studies across the Pilbara and Murchison regions of Western Australia, Mt Lofty Ranges in South Australia, the Scotia Sanctuary in NSW and in the Brigalow Belt of Queensland. He has also worked closely with community groups such as the Nature Conservation Society of South Australia and the Threatened Species Network.