Biodiversity Assessment and Management (BAAM)

Biodiversity Assessment and Management Pty Ltd (BAAM) is one of Queensland’s leading specialist ecological consultants and has delivered over 2500 individual projects over the past 20 years
BAAM provides specialised ecological knowledge that reduces your risk

BAAM has conducted ecological surveys and provided specialist ecology consultants for projects from single lot developments to some of the largest infrastructure and resource-based projects in Australia.

With a team of skilled ecological consultants led by four, dedicated company directors, BAAM’s experience and expertise are your advantage. Allow us to contribute to your project by providing specialised ecological advice that reduces your risk.

Our goals are to deliver our services ethically, efficiently and professionally with outcomes that benefit our clients, stakeholders and the environment

Our staff has a combined experience of over 200 years in environmental practice

How We Can Help

Our Consultancy Services

Ecological Assessment

In working to inform development assessment in all sectors over 20 years we are practiced in providing Ecological Assessment for Queensland projects.

Protected Plant Surveys

Our team includes ecologists accepted as “suitably qualified” to carry out these surveys and has undertaken many Protected Plant Surveys in accordance with Queensland guidelines.

Animal Breeding Places

We provide relevant documentation for permit applications to tamper with animal breeding places for any activity that may directly affect a breeding habitat.

Koala Habitat Assessment

Our staff have a combined experience of over 200 years of practice, and an understanding of the regulations applied to Koala Habitat assessments.

Ecological Due Diligence

BAAM can compile a report outlining ecological values, contraints and opportunities, applicable legislation associated with future land uses.

Biodiversity Offsets

We will research and prepare the documentation needed to address offset requirements for all levels of Government

Vegetation and Flora Management Plans

BAAM’s in-house knowledge and on ground experience are key resources for producing effective and achievable vegetation and flora management plans

Ecological Planning & Wildlife Management

In addition to the private sector, we have provided these services to local governments in over 140 individual contracts for nine councils in SE Qld over the past 20 years.

Ecological Restoration

BAAM can provide the plans and advice for ecological restoration and rehabilitation projects using a variety of approaches most suited for our clients.

Fauna Spotting & Relocation

The fauna spotter-catcher identifies the locations of animals within a site and works with the site manager and clearing contractor to plan clearing activities to minimise harm to animals.

Peer Review

While having performed this service on behalf of planning and development clients, BAAM has also provided peer review services to State and Local government.

EPBC Act Referral

As part of an Ecological Assessment our ecologists will specifically target known or potential matters of national environmental significance identified during the study.

Ecological Monitoring

Our ecologists are practiced in the field methods required to measure ecological impacts, offset or restoration/rehabilitation progress.

Expert Advice for Land and Planning and Environment Court Matters

BAAM Director Adrian Caneris is an experienced expert witness and provider of expert advice for Land Court and Planning and Environment Court matters.

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Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

BAAM Directors and key staff are members of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) and are Certified Environmental Practitioners (CEnvPs). As EIANZ members we are bound to, and fully support, the EIANZ Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

Our clients and colleagues can be assured that our work will always be undertaken in the spirit of the Code, with competence and integrity.

A copy of EIANZ’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct is available here.

Who We Work With

Service Sectors

Public Sector

BAAM has delivered over 500 individual service contracts for public sector projects for State, Local and National Governments.


BAAM has contributed ecological information to due diligence, impact assessments and more.

Residential & Industrial

Environmental planning ensures developments give due regard to avoiding, minimising and managing impacts.


BAAM has contributed ecological information to a broad range of mineral mining, gas, renewable energy and quarry projects.

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“BAAM were professional, timely and adaptive to the changing weather conditions. It was a breeze to work with the team. The communication and WHS procedures were fantastic.”

Samantha Colbran, Environmental Project Officer
Logan City Council

“As specialist aquatic ecologists, we’ve worked alongside BAAM on many and diverse projects over more than 2 decades. BAAM are committed to ethical and accurate practice and provide excellent value. Their leading ecologists are recognised as some of the best in their respective fields. We look forward to continuing our relationship with BAAM.”

John Thorogood, Managing Principal
frc environmental

“BAAM have always been my preferred consultants in regards to ecological matters. Their service and knowledge has always been exemplary.”

David Houghton, Principal
Houghton Environmental Management Pty Ltd

“BAAM have now completed a Flora Management Plan and a Fauna Management Plan for our proposed Peachester Rural Fire Station site. I found them to be very easy to work with and they clearly understood the brief well and provided very informative and timely reports. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any of my colleagues or client agencies.”

Howard Ellems, Project Officer – Planning and Property,
Public Safety Business Agency

“Brisbane Airport has utilised the expertise of BAAM for many years, as they are reliable, highly qualified and pragmatic. Penn and Lizzy have outstanding knowledge of the fauna and vegetation communities of our region and are able to provide constructive specialist input to our strategies and management plans, and execute with precision our monitoring programmes. It’s a pleasure to work with a consultancy that never fails to deliver high quality output every single time.”

Rebecca Malhomme, Senior Environmental Advisor –
Governance, Safety and Sustainability, Brisbane Airport Corporation

“Fox and Bell have used BAAM for ecological consulting services for many years now and we continue to be pleased with the professional services provided. We are more than happy to recommend BAAM to future clients.”

Ray Wassenberg, Project Manager,
Fox and Bell

“BAAM consistently provides our projects with a high level of service and professional advice, enabling projects to progress with no delays. The team are adaptable and responsive to often changing project requirements and worked closely with the Project Manager to achieve the required timeframes for this project. The required reporting was provided in a timely manner and was of a high standard, meeting State Government requirements.”

Victoria Musgrove, Planning Approvals Manager – Queensland,
Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd

“The team at BAAM are always a pleasure to work with. They work hard to ensure work is completed on time and on budget, but are always happy to stop and help explain the rationale for their proposed methodology and work through problems together.”

Rob Porter, Associate Engineer,

“BAAM is our preferred ecological specialist consultancy. We have full confidence in their technical abilities, we have developed a very strong working relationship based on trust and transparency, and the BAAM team is easy to work with and reliable. This relationship has been forged over countless years and projects successfully delivered together.”

Luke Stalley, Principal Environmental Consultant,

I have worked with Adrian and the BAAM team almost weekly for the past five years on quarry, concrete batching and other urban projects. I am continually impressed by all of the team’s enthusiasm, ability to deliver on budget and on time, and their persistence on the tricky jobs. I would have no hesitation in recommending BAAM for ecology work on any Queensland project, as I have witnessed first-hand their experience and pragmatic approach, which has ultimately paid dividends in the longer term for a number of our shared projects.

John Taylor, Project Director, Groundwork Plus

“The level of service provided, including value for money and professional expertise exceeded our expectations. The consultant was able to attend site, document initial findings and provide a draft report within a very short timeframe in order to meet a project deadline and mitigate project risk. We would without hesitation consider BAAM for future projects which require the provision of ecological advice.”

Tamara Peverill, Senior Town Planner – Technical Service BAS,
Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works

“BAAM provide an extremely high quality of service that our Project relies upon. BAAM are clear experts in their field and consistently exceed my expectations. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with BAAM.”

Mick O’Toole, Sword Property Group

“The BAAM team were very responsive considering we had a few disruptive changes along the way with this project.”

Nicola Powell, Director Capital Works,
Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works

“BAAM was able to mobilise quickly to conduct a brief survey in order to ground truth vegetation and potential koala habitat for a project on the Mary River near Maryborough. BAAM provided a high-quality report with a quick turnaround that met the objectives and needs of the end client. BAAM staff were highly professional and easy to work with and we would happily work with them again for future projects. Work was completed efficiently and on time, which highlighted their expertise and knowledge that benefited the end client in meeting their deadlines for submission.”

Craig Chargulaf, Senior Ecologist,
frc environmental

“I have worked with BAAM on numerous projects now. The staff have always been very responsive and professional, providing great technical expertise tailored to our specific needs. I would certainly recommend BAAMs services to others.”

Rachael Heath, Planning Manager Qld (Acting),
Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd

“Adrian has an ability to engage with community members in a very meaningful way. The workshop he presented was very well received, with participants commenting on his extensive knowledge of fauna and how effectively this knowledge was delivered, catering perfectly to the knowledge base of the audience.”

Simon Fox, Habitat Brisbane Officer,
Brisbane City Council

“The BAAM team were great to work with on what was a challenging and constantly changing project. They applied a very high level of technical expertise in delivering a great report that was well received by the end client. I was really impressed with the project management approach applied – scope, budget and timeframes were clear and the delivery of the project was very smooth as a result. Importantly, they were a great team to work with on a personal level. They listened and adjusted to meet project requirements. I would definitely work with this team again in the future.”

David Carson, Senior Environmental Scientist,

“Professional and easy to deal with to achieve best project outcome. Highly recommended.”

Amandine Schneider, Senior Environmental Coordinator – New Parallel Runway Project,
Brisbane Airport Corporation

The BAAM team have vast experience with a network of experts in all fields of ecology. They are great to work with and their standard of assessment reporting is consistently excellent.

Luke Stalley, Principal Environmental Consultant,

“Bayside Creeks Catchment Group Inc has used BAAM for baseline and progressive Flora Surveys for the first three years of our 5-year Federally funded project in the Mookin-bah Reserve in Wakerley. They have also provided advice on planting layouts and species types to help us achieve our revegetation and regrowth objectives. During this time they have provided excellent and detailed reports; as well as helping our reporting to the Dept of the Environment by entering survey results directly into the National MERIT reporting system. We look forward to a continuing partnership for the remaining two years of the project.”

Keith Brown, Project Manager,
Bayside Creeks Catchment Group

“The team at BAAM conducted flora and fauna surveys, prepared quality reports, and developed mitigation strategies for potential impacts in an efficient and practical manner. The inputs to the environmental assessment and geotechnical investigations were thorough and met all project and client requirements. The team communicated well and were flexible in their approach where required. I would not hesitate in using the BAAM team for future projects.”

David Carson, Senior Environmental Scientist,

“I found that the staff are friendly and well qualified for the work we needed done. The local knowledge was invaluable as it saved time and effort to explain the local context.”

Ken Burmeister, Senior Town Planner,
East Coast Surveys (Aust.) Pty Ltd

“BAAM were an excellent choice for my project; friendly, professional and did quality work in a short timeframe.”

Regina Gawne, Senior Environmental Officer, Metropolitan District Brisbane, Project Delivery and Operations, Department of Transport and Main Roads

“BAAM was engaged by TMR Metropolitan District to undertake specialist flora and fauna investigations for the Riverside Expressway in October 2015. The BAAM ecologists assigned to the project were highly experienced and completed the work on time and within the agreed budget. Based on the outcome of investigations, BAAM were subsequently requested to complete a species management program for the REX, this work was completed to a high standard within a very short timeframe, assisting TMR to meet their project requirements and legislative obligations. The TMR Project Team is grateful for this assistance with this Project.”

Kasandra Beckman, Senior Environmental Officer – Metropolitan District Brisbane,
Program Delivery and Operations, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads

“BAAM staff were very helpful in all aspects and very professional in their approach to the works that were required and were on call if any further information was required.”

Mitchell Herford, Site Manager,
St Hilliers

“The team are competent and helpful.  We will use the BAAM team again.”

Ken Burmeister, Senior Town Planner,
East Coast Surveys (Aust.) Pty Ltd

“BAAM staff that worked on our industrial project assisted in resolving complex issues related to State and Commonwealth matters that contributed in a positive way to the Project. Staff were professional, easy to contact and returned calls, providing appropriate and balanced responses to complex ecological assessment issues.”

Michael McMahon, Senior Planner,
Duggan & Hede

“I have worked with BAAM on various projects over the last five years. I have always been pleased with their patience, flexibility, passion and professional approach to the projects undertaken.”

Candy Daunt, Senior Advisor – Environment,
Redland City Council

“Yet another successful project delivered by BAAM as part of our team. BAAM are an asset to any ecological assessment project and demonstrate a practical knowledge of environmental issues that can be applied across a wide range of environments and project needs.”

Stuart Macnish, Principal Environmental Scientist,

“We engaged BAAM to work on complex and challenging project on North Stradbroke Island. The approach and methodology of the BAAM team was comprehensive and professional and they produced effective reporting and mapping. The key benefit of having BAAM on the project was the commitment of Adrian and Paulette to partner with us in being flexible and responsive the clients and stakeholders needs.”

Malcolm Griffin, Director Planning,
PSA Consulting

“BAAM were engaged to undertake an ecological assessment of a bushland area in which a proposed access road is required to be built. The onsite investigations were conducted safely and comprehensively, and followed up by a well-written report. BAAM’s services and outputs met our expectations.”

Michael Asnicar, Waste Services Manager,
Logan City Council

“We have used BAAM for the past 4 years to conduct our vegetation surveys and find them to be reliable, professional and efficient.”

Tania Ross, Senior Geologist,
Blue Energy

“The performance of BAAM staff on this project was exceptional. They met the very tight reporting deadline and came in below budget. Their performance on prior projects in which I have been involved has always been of a very high standard.”

David Houghton, Principal,
Houghton Environmental Management Pty Ltd

“Very easy to deal with, quick turn around, value for money.”

Chris Lyall, Operations Manager,

“BAAM provided a professional and efficient service.  They were well versed in their field and were happy to answer questions so that we understood the constraints for our project.  BAAM also helped us work through options so we could meet cost and time expectations of our government client. ”

Melissa Braun, Senior Project Manager,
Lambert & Rehbein

“BAAM provided highly professional and specialist advice to assist our project to preserve and protect a flying fox camp adjoining a proposed new school. ”

Terry Braddock, Senior Practice Director,

“BAAM were extremely professional in their assessments and displayed exceptional communication throughout the entire process.”

David Richards, Business Development Manager,

“BAAM have been great to work with. They were very flexible with timing of the works which is always beneficial in the construction industry. Always available to discuss project issues and work though solutions. Look forward to working with them again. ”

Andrew Park, Senior Project Manager,

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‘Adrian was excellent to work with and presented his findings and recommendations to the client and stakeholders clearly. He understood the clients’ needs and was flexible with accommodating changes to the deliverable timeframes. It would be a pleasure to work with him again and I would recommend BAAM to others.’

Karessa Cullen, Principal Traffic Engineer, AECOM

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‘BAAM provided all of the information we requested in a timely manner and we were very happy with the service that was provided.’

John Merrick, Senior Town Planner, Somerville Consultants

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Our Team

With a staff of ecology professionals who have a combined experience of over 200 years of practice, we have a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory requirements and guidelines applied to ecological assessment.

Adrian Caneris

Adrian Caneris

Managing Director, Principal Wildlife Specialist

Dip Man, MEIANZ, CEnvP Ecology Specialist
Paulette Jones

Paulette Jones

Managing Director, Principal Environmental Scientist, Compliance Manager

BSc, Grad Cert, Dip Man, FEIANZ, CEnvP
Jedd Appleton

Jedd Appleton

Director, Project Delivery Manager, Senior Ecologist

BSc (Hons), MEIANZ, CEnvP
Penn Lloyd

Penn Lloyd

Director, Principal Ecologist

PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), MEIANZ, CEnvP Ecology Specialist
Shelley Trevaskis

Shelley Trevaskis

Senior Ecologist

Colin Trainor

Colin Trainor

Senior Ecologist

PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons)
Elizabeth Williams

Elizabeth Williams

Senior Ecologist and Ecological Restoration Team Lead

PhD, BSc (Hons), MEIANZ
Lisa Bannister

Lisa Bannister

Project Ecologist, Fauna Spotter Coordinator


Gavin Jones

Gavin Jones

Senior Fauna Spotter/Field Assistant

Cert 3 Environmental Science

Julianne Cregan

Julianne Cregan

Administration Manager

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