Director and Principal Consultant
Adrian is a specialist in marine ecology, environmental impact assessment and biomonitoring. He has been an environmental consultant for over 20 years and has completed ecological studies and impact assessments for some of the highest profile development projects in the Asia-Pacific region. Adrian’s specialty is to link an in-depth understanding of biological systems with project-related stressors to assess impacts on aquatic communities and ecological functioning, and to develop best-practice monitoring and management programs. Adrian has led multidisciplinary research and consulting projects and has led several field expeditions in remote areas in Australia and overseas including Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands, Indonesia, New Caledonia, Suriname, Laos and Tanzania. Dr Flynn is skilled in marine ecological surveys in temperate and tropical environments, biomonitoring, biotope classification, habitat mapping, statistics, ecosystem modelling and biogeography. He has a technical speciality in deep-sea ecology and has published several scientific papers. Adrian is a qualified ADAS commercial diver and a Member of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand. He is an Honorary Research Associate of La Trobe University and Melbourne Museum.
Peter is an environmental chemist and ecologist with experience researching coastal marine environments as well as environmental assessments for development programs in Indonesia and Fiji. His research on carbon metabolism in estuaries and coastal waters investigated the drivers of carbon and alkalinity export under different catchment land use regimes. More recently, Peter has been involved in a multidisciplinary research project, assessing the environmental impacts of a water and sanitation intervention in informal settlements, in terms of contamination of water resources and the abundance of disease vector mosquitoes. He is skilled in statistical analysis and the use of R programming language.
Giorgia is a marine spatial ecologist and data scientist. Giorgia has a technical speciality in ecological modelling and network analysis. She is skilled in R, MATLAB and Python programming and GIS, with particular expertise in data harvesting, statistical analysis and visualisation. She has also worked in the area of government agency environmental management in Europe.
David is an experienced cetacean researcher with complimentary knowledge of marine reptiles, seabirds and other surface pelagic fauna. He has over 20 years’ experience in the cetacean research field and 15 years’ experience in open ocean surveys as a marine fauna observer. David has completed numerous offshore operations across Australia, New Zealand and the Antarctic in a consulting capacity or on behalf of the Australian government, scientific research institutions, the military and the oil-and-gas industry. David is a certified Marine Mammal Observer in New Zealand and Australia. David also is experienced in marine ecological surveys of temperate subtidal and intertidal reefs. He is manager of two citizen science projects associated with recording whale movements along the Victorian coastline. David has a long history of successful collaborations in developing nations. David is a qualified ADAS commercial diver and Coxswain.
Bridget is a Data Scientist with GIS expertise. As a Master of Data Science graduate from Monash University, she was awarded a High-Distinction for her thesis located at the intersection of Cartography, Geographic Information Science and Deep Learning. Bridget has expertise in Python and R and is experienced in data processing for big data, statistical machine learning and deep learning – including natural language processing, computer vision and graph/network-based techniques – production mapping, web GIS and visualisation. In addition to her full-time role at Fathom Pacific, Bridget is currently involved in a multidisciplinary study at Monash University titled “Remastering Natural Earth with Neural Networks”, that aims to provide experimental results and insights into the use of convolutional neural networks for the creation of small-scale, generalised vector map datasets for Natural Earth data.
Kimberley de la Motte
Kimberley is an ecological scientist specialising in marine and costal environments. She holds a Master of Conservation Biology degree from the University of Queensland and is skilled in marine ecological surveys and data analysis. She has completed studies on shipping impacts on the health of coral reefs on the Great Barrier Reef and impacts of coral rubble stabilization on the Great Barrier Reef’s Heron Island. Kimberley is familiar with statistical analysis and the use of tools such as R, MATLAB, Marxan and Maxent.
Stella is a marine scientist with experience in tropical and temperate reef ecosystem research, marine and coastal habitat restoration, commercial aquaculture, and environmental education. Stella’s Master of Philosophy thesis at James Cook University was focused on investigating the effect of removing macroalgae from degraded coral reef ecosystems and its potential to assist coral recovery. Stella has previously worked in marine science consulting, research, and commercial land-based aquaculture of microalgae, and has practical experience in invertebrate husbandry and marine-based field survey techniques. She is competent in using R for statistical analysis, ecological modelling, and data visualisation.
Hazel has extensive experience in administration and bookkeeping in a range of industries. These include customer service, retail, wholesale and science businesses.
As well as having qualifications in bookkeeping she is also a qualified and experienced laboratory technician. Her laboratory technician experience includes environmental, biological and chemical. Hazel has worked in both TGA and NATA accredited laboratories in pharmaceutical and veterinary pathology sectors working in microbiology, biochemistry, haematology and histopathology. Her science administrative experience extends to general admin, accounts, customer service, QAQC and accreditation maintenance.