Liz is a Senior Terrestrial Ecologist, and has national and international experience working in consulting, research and NGO sectors. Liz holds a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Management, MSc in Conservation and a PhD in Ecology from University of Canterbury.
Liz’s technical capabilities include undertaking Assessment of Environmental Effects (AEEs), habitat assessments and biodiversity surveys (including bats, birds, vegetation, invertebrates and herpetofauna), preparing ecological management plans, riparian management and designing scientifically robust long-term monitoring and restoration programmes. Liz is experienced at managing a range of ecological projects and overseeing ecological aspects of large-scale development, roading and infrastructure projects. Liz is also an approved Department of Conservation Level D bat ecologist. As a Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP), Liz’s high professional standards and environmental ethics are recognised by the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ). Liz is a certified Independent Hearing Commissioner and is also a technical reviewer for several Regional and District Councils regarding terrestrial ecology matters.