We have a highly qualified and experienced team of ecologists, landscape architects and NRM professionals who are ready to bring their diverse range of skills to your project.
Our staff have extensive experience over much of Victoria including:
Tall forests of the Central Highlands
Daniel Young has a degree in Biological Sciences from La Trobe University with a double major in botany and population genetics. Daniel has been working in the conservation and land management sector for over 12 years, initially undertaking hands-on land management before transitioning into consulting and subsequently establishing Tailored Restoration Ecology and Conservation (TREC) Land Services in 2017.
Daniel has considerable experience working as a botanist and ecologist throughout Victoria and has worked in a wide variety of vegetation types and bioregions. He has completed flora and fauna assessments including targeted surveys, EVC mapping, weed mapping and a wide range of other ecological related tasks.
Senior Consulting Ecologist
Adrian holds a Master’s in Environmental Management from the University of Newcastle. Adrian has worked as an ecologist specializing in vegetation monitoring and management for over 15 years. Adrian has lectured at an undergraduate level at Victoria University, developing and delivering course material for a range of units including Australian Plants, Fundamentals of Ecology, Environmental Rehabilitation and Australian Landscapes and Biota.
Adrian is currently engaged as a Senior Consulting Ecologist and Botanist at TREC Land Services and provides consulting services to both government and private clients, as well as having a key mentoring role.
Works Coordinator Senior Restoration Ecologist
Finn is passionate about environmental ecology, conservation and restoration. He has over 4 years’ hands on experience in restoration ecology with extensive grassland management experience leading teams working predominantly within Hume, Parks Victoria, Wyndham and Brimbank Council areas for local and state government agencies. Finn has tertiary qualifications in Conservation Biology and Ecosystem Management, with a great understanding of systems and processes which compliment his grassland restoration experience.
Finn has experience undertaking restoration works with a variety of public and private organisations encompassing remote area flora and fauna survey, roadside surveys, and on-ground restoration and land management works.
Rachel McIntosh has a degree in Wildlife and Conservation Biology from La Trobe University (with first-class honors – Botany and Landscape Ecology) and previous to this worked in accounting and data management for over 10 years.
Rachel brings a unique combination of data and project management skills with her ecological knowledge to every TREC Land Services project.
Rachel is currently part time with TREC while she undertakes a PhD in Landscape Ecology at La Trobe University, She is researching fire ecology in the Mallee region of Victoria.
Senior Landscape Architect
Melissa holds a Bachelor and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the RMIT University School of Architecture and Design, and brings a decade of experience in landscape architecture, including running her own landscape architecture and design business for many years. She joined TREC to work with the team in designing and delivering landscape projects, which aren’t only beautiful and functional, but also have ecological integrity.
With a passion for our natural environments and strong knowledge of indigenous flora, Melissa has also been engaged in the NRM and landscape restoration sector since 2017, including the indigenous seed bank sector. In these areas, she has been delivering projects and programs, including work with threatened species, throughout a range of bioregions and vegetation types across much of Victoria. This has included extensive fieldwork, gaining first-hand knowledge and experience of Victorian natural environments and how they function. Using this insight, Melissa has developed a design methodology which brings basic principles of landscape restoration and ecology, together with landscape design principals, to produce more well-rounded landscape design outcomes. Using this approach, Melissa has delivered biodiverse and sustainable landscape designs, across both urban and regional environments, for local, state and federal government, as well as urban development, private landholders, educational and not-for-profit and organisations.
Consulting Ecologist and Zoologist
Graham is a Masters researcher in Conservation Ecology at La Trobe University and holds a BSc in Biological Sciences with a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Sciences from the University of Canterbury. He has a broad cross-disciplinary research background in Australia and New Zealand, including content analysis, literature review and research interviews. He previously worked as a reference writer for EBSCO Industries in both science and humanities.
In Victoria, he draws upon his lifelong interest for entomology, terrestrial ecology and animal behaviour to inform and direct his engagement with restoration ecology and biodiversity conservation. Graham has worked locally in the restoration ecology sector since 2015 and has a particular passion for slow-shift successional restoration and the use of Victorian fauna as site quality indicators.
Graham's current areas of expertise include invertebrate, bird and reptile ID, as well as VVP grassland ecology, botany and open sward restoration. Graham’s Masters research involves cataloguing and quantifying the pollinator community of the severely depleted local tree-form of the Silver Banksia in Central and Western Victoria. This project seeks to highlight the ecological services and requirements of this threatened tree across a range of sites, in order to aid land managers to facilitate its gradual return to these landscapes.
Graham is broadly experienced in multiple fauna survey techniques including Elliot trapping, camera trapping, tile surveys and invertebrate collection. Graham has professional experience with many threatened and protected species in Victoria including Altona Skipper Butterfly, Striped Legless Lizard, White-footed Dunnart, Brush-tailed Phascogale, Growling Grass Frog, and Glossy Grass Skink. He has supervised Golden Sun Moth surveys across multiple sites for more than five years and assisted and advised in the annual management of high-quality S. plana grasslands both in Melbourne and broader Victoria.
Consulting Ecologist and Junior Landscape Architect
Danielle has previously worked across multiple environmental management disciplines including restoration ecology, renewable energy, waste management and strategic sustainability. She was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Sustainability’ for delivering a sustainability behaviour change program at Deakin University.
Since joining TREC Land Services Danielle has worked on a range of ecological consulting projects and most notably contributed to the City of Whittlesea’s 10- year Fuel Management Partnership Plan where she took identified existing and new partnerships arrangements through the engagement process and established opportunities for Traditional Owners to lead burns.
Danielle holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science and is currently completing her Juris Doctor at Monash University.
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TREC Land Services are regularly seeking new staff to assist us in delivering the diverse consulting and land management works we are currently delivering for a range of clients across Victoria.
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