is the owner and director of Stringybark Ecological. He holds a Master of Resource Science and a Bachelor of Science from the University of New England. David has worked for Greening Australia, Southern New England Landcare, Catchment Management Authorities and as a consultant in senior positions for the last 30 years. He is a specialist in ecological restoration, extension theory and practise, farm forestry and bushland management. He also has experience in landscaping and garden design. He is the former manager of the national extension programs, Exchange and Florabank, for Greening Australia on behalf of the Australian Government. Dave has lived for most of his life in northern NSW and has worked across most of the Plains, Slopes and Tablelands.
“Stringybark Ecological is my business. I started the business in 2009 as a way to use my skills and experience on interesting projects. I love working with people to help them understand and manage the natural environment. I’ve also been able to employ some great people to help me and I work in partnership with some fantastic organisations and individuals”.
More about David Carr
Over the past 17+ years, Doug provided specialist environmental services to government, mining, gas and development projects. Doug has undertaken:
- Ecological, vegetation and botanical surveys,
- landholder liaison and negotiation, (offset compensation negotiation & development),
- property management plans, natural resource management plans,
- project management, education,
- weed management plans, bushfire management plans, restoration plans, seed collection plans.
- vegetation mapping / GIS analysis
Doug is also undertaking a higher degree by research, examining condition and biomass trends in regrowth vegetation together with the QLD Herbarium, DAFF, USC and ANU. He is also in the process of compiling a guide to the eucalypts of southeast QLD.
In 21 years working for local and territory governments Tim has developed extensive field botany skills whilst working in diverse plant communities from coastal heaths and woodlands to desert plains and ranges. For the past three years Tim has lived and worked in the New England tablelands.
With extensive experience in plant identification, seed collection and plant propagation and broad experience in ecological survey and monitoring Tim has worked on projects using strong community engagement skills to achieve goals that promote scientific understanding of botany and ecology leading to good conservation outcomes.
Tim is currently undertaking a higher degree research project at the University of New England examining taxonomy and systematics of the rare tablelands Eucalypt, Eucalyptus magnificata.