Spectrum Ecology was founded by Dr Matt Macdonald and Dr Cam Mounsey in 2015, providing an opportunity to combine our curiosity for the natural world with our passion for innovation and new technology.
At Spectrum Ecology, we believe in developing innovative solutions through cultivating co-operative partnerships, engaging industry, and embracing technological advancements. We maintain strong ties with leading environmental consultancies and experienced professionals with unique skill sets in a variety of fields, providing the capacity to meet the needs of larger and multidisciplinary projects. We also collaborate with research institutions and leading academics to ensure we remain at the forefront of innovations in environmental and agricultural applications of remote sensing.
Contact us if you would like to discuss how Spectrum Ecology can help implement your project.
Matt has worked in the environmental consulting industry since 2009, and has completed over 100 botanical surveys throughout Western Australia. Matt has extensive experience completing large scale baseline flora and vegetation assessments, targeted conservation significant species surveys, native vegetation management, rehabilitation monitoring, ecological restoration and weed control roles for industry, local governments and community organisations. Prior to moving to WA, Matt received his PhD from the University of New England completing his thesis on rangeland weed ecology in western NSW.
Completing his PhD in 2013 (UWA), Cam’s thesis utilised remote sensing technology to examine post-mining rehabilitation trajectories in vegetation community structure and composition. Cam then spent two years as a Senior Rehabilitation Ecologist, during which time he lead the development of a remote sensing capability for rehabilitation monitoring and the assessment of ecological completion criteria for one of WA’s largest Iron Ore producers . Cam has been an ecologist since 2010 completing field surveys and research in the Pilbara, Mid-west, Goldfields, and South-west.
Working as a zoologist in the environmental consulting industry since 2006, Damien has completed an extensive range of zoological assessments across Western Australia (and the Northern Territory and Victoria). Damien has completed multiple large scale baseline fauna assessments, targeted conservation significant fauna assessments, long-term conservation significant fauna monitoring programs and managed the completion of several multidisciplinary biological assessments. Damien is an experienced field zoologist and has led large and diverse multi-disciplinary field teams in remote and mining industry settings.
Astrid started her career conducting ecological and morphological research on a number of lizard species in the rainforest of Central Vietnam. Astrid has been a zoologist in the environmental consulting industry since 2008 and has completed a wide range of zoological assessments including baseline terrestrial and subterranean fauna assessments, targeted conservation significant fauna surveys and long-term conservation significant fauna monitoring programs. Astrid is an experienced field zoologist with extensive practical knowledge of various field survey methods for EIA and monitoring.
Melissa has worked as a botanist and ecologist at a range of environmental consultancies since 2006, completing over 85 flora and fauna surveys throughout the remote areas of WA. As a highly qualified field scientist, Melissa has successfully designed, implemented and led many small and large-scale surveys for environmental impact assessment, ongoing vegetation and rehabilitation monitoring programs and targeted searches. Melissa is also highly experienced at data processing and presentation, database management and possesses excellent report writing skills in a WA environmental consulting context.
Chris has been working in the environmental consulting industry since 2011 on projects covering the Southwest, Midwest, Goldfields, Kimberley and Pilbara regions of WA. He is a highly skilled ecologist and remote sensing analyst who is currently completing his Masters in Geospatial Science. He is proficient in a host of image analysis and GIS software packages, utilising various spectral and textural classifiers via a range of methods, including Machine Learning, on data derived from UAV, manned aircraft, and satellite. Chris is able to draw on his extensive background in ecology to produce remote sensing solutions for a wide range of ecological applications.