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Invertebrates in Terrestrial Environmental Assessment -
Terrestrial invertebrates drive diverse ecological processes that underpin healthy terrestrial environments e.g. predation, pollination, decomposition, soil building. They are therefore ideal candidates for inclusion in environmental assessment and subsequent management plans, especially those invol... Read More
Targeted surveys for cryptic species -
Designing surveys to determine habitat values for cryptic species over large project areas is a particular challenge in environmental assessment. In 2011, BAAM designed targeted trapping surveys for two rarely recorded marsupials, Carpentarian pseudantechinus and Julia Creek Dunnart, for a 1,000 km... Read More
BAAM opens QELA 2013 -
BAAM is a market leader in ecological consultancy and is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the Queensland Environmental Law Association (QELA) conference to be held at the Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa from 22 to 24 May. Recently rebranded, and with a new and exciting website, BAAM will have a numb... Read More
BAAM whispering at annual Kids Day at the Cottage -
On Sunday the 26th May the Moggill Creek Catchment Group will be hosting their annual ‘Kids Day at the Cottage’ at the Cottage Environment Centre on Gold Creek Rd, Brookfield. BAAM as part of its commitment to community and conservation will be present in an unlikely guise. Kids Day a... Read More
New snail species found in lithorefugia at Cape Melville, north of Cooktown -
A new species of land snail (pictured), previously unknown to science, has just been discovered among the isolated, rocky talus (lithorefugia) of Cape Melville National Park. The species belongs to the family Camaenidae and has a flattened shell (shell diameter = 15mm) with a sharp peripheral keel; ... Read More
BAAM completes NEDS Phase 2 for Redland City Council -
BAAM recently completed an upgrade of the Natural Environment Decision Support (NEDS) tool used by Redland City Council to inform planning decisions throughout the city. The NEDS environmental decision making tool is a spatial model developed to provide an analysis of conservation values within Redl... Read More
BAAM fine tunes Redland City Koala Habitat Mapping -
Biodiversity Assessment and Management (BAAM) was commissioned by Redland City Council (RCC) to develop a definitive urban Koala habitat mapping product for the mainland areas of Redland City for use in the Redland Planning Scheme 2015. The Koala Habitat Mapping exercise focused on delivering a ref... Read More
BAAM turns twelve -
Biodiversity Assessment and Management Pty Ltd is currently celebrating 12 years of providing objective, expert and scientifically based ecological advice to a range of industries and organisations. Recently rebranded and with a new website, BAAM is always keen to improve its service to clients. BAA... Read More
Caring for injured wildlife at BAAM...the story of Raymond -
Raymond was found last September beside his dead mother, cold, hungry, shocked and grieving. At approximately 220 grams and about 6 inches long, he was handed in to an experienced carer (Sheree Crawford) who was able to stabilise him and start him on the road to recovery before he went to his perman... Read More
BAAM advances land snail conservation at Bush Blitz Symposium -
BAAM biodiversity scientist Dr John Stanisic was one of the presenters at the Bush Blitz Symposium held at Old Parliament House in Canberra on 30th July. A total of 180 delegates attended on the day and were entertained by 24 speakers highlighting some of the outcomes of the latest round of Bush Bli... Read More
BAAM ecological consultancy expresses biodiversity concerns -
BAAM, Brisbane’s lead ecological consultancy, is concerned that changes to the State’s Vegetation Management legislation and Water Act will further add to the seemingly inexorable decline in Queenslands biodiversity. Amendment bills to both pieces of legislation were passed in May with t... Read More
BAAM establishing benchmark conditions for post-mined heath rehabilitation sites -
BAAM ecological consultancy was recently commissioned by Sibelco to undertake an annual post-mined rehabilitation monitoring on North Stradbroke Island. The monitoring was undertaken previously in 2012 by BAAM to compare and assess the suitability of reference sites to its corresponding rehabilitati... Read More
Ecological consultants BAAM train DAFF biosecurity staff in snail identification -
Leading Queensland ecological consultancy BAAM recently completed a three day workshop for DAFF (Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) biosecurity staff held at their biosecurity facility at Qantas Drive, Eagle Farm. Ten representatives from the States and Territories attended the works... Read More
BAAM's ecological consultants assess mine rehab in north Queensland -
BAAM ecological consultancy recently undertook three major rehabilitation surveys and an audit for a mine in far north Queensland. These surveys included an assessment of rehabilitation site success at various age classes, audit of rehabilitation monitoring data and methodologies and a factorial ana... Read More
BAAM ecological consultant honours Ludwig Leichhardt -
BAAM Biodiversity Scientist and ecological consultant, Dr John Stanisic has named a Queensland land snail in honour of German explorer and naturalist extraordinaire, Ludwig Leichhardt, in commemoration of his 200th birthday. The bicentenary of Leichhardt was celebrated in a special edition of the Qu... Read More
BAAM ecological consultancy sponsors Great Extinction Debate -
BAAM ecological consultancy was pleased to be able to sponsor the Great Extinction Debate honouring the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland’s 50th anniversary which was held recently. Featuring four prominent scientists comprising Drs Michael Archer, Glen Ingram, Jonathon Cramb and Rog... Read More
BAAM ecological consultancy supports Eungella Biodiversity Project -
BAAM ecological consultancy’s Principal Biodiversity Scientist, Dr John Stanisic, was invited to be part of a multidisciplinary research team participating in the Eungella Biodiversity Project. The project, funded by the Mackay Regional Council and led by Griffith Univeristy biologist Professo... Read More
BAAM ecological consultant hits high note with cicadas -
BAAM ecological consultancy’s Senior Ecologist, Dr Lindsay Popple, has recently revised the cicadas of the Pauropsalta annulata species group utilising morphology, ecology and a detailed analysis of their calling songs (http://biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.3730.1.1). The species com... Read More
BAAM ecological consultant is lead author in key climate change study -
BAAM ecological consultant and senior botanist, Lui Weber, is the lead author in a newly published study of subtropical plants and their responses to the impacts of historical climatic fluctuations. The study examines the effects of past climatic fluctuations on the vegetation of subtropical eastern... Read More
BAAM ecological consultancy's contribution to the warming debate -
The recent comments by politicians, and more recently their advisers, on the credibility of climate change scientists requires a considered response. Ongoing climate change is 'a given' from a scientific perspective. It has been affecting the Australian environment in a serious way since the mid-Mi... Read More
BAAM ecological consultant plays advisory role in land snail community listing -
The NSW Scientific Committee have made a final determination to list the Mt Kaputar high elevation and dry rainforest land snail and slug community as an endangered ecological community under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995. This is the first entire land snail community to be listed... Read More
BAAM ecological consultancy breaks new ground in Fiji -
BAAM, a leading Brisbane ecological consultancy, was recently chosen to carry out a baseline flora and fauna survey for a project in Fiji. The fieldwork, which is nearing completion, included both wet and dry season surveys and was carried out by local personnel but co-ordinated and overseen through... Read More