Alison Martin

Company Director/Principal Ecologist

Ms Alison Martin was a founding member of the consultancy, initially operating as Bartrim & Martin Biological Studies, and has been director of Greenloaning Biostudies for over two decades.  Alison has over 35 years’ experience in both small and large scale projects and multidisciplinary teamwork and has extensive experience in both flora and fauna surveys, habitat assessments, project management and the preparation of professional reports and management plans.  She has been involved in a number of major projects requiring extensive client and stakeholder liaison, the resolution of environmental issues and conflicts and ongoing development and implementation of management strategies incorporating best practice measures that allow practically achievable outcomes.  Alison was in the forefront of developing comprehensive management protocols for threatened species for pre-clearing surveys and clearing supervision in the 1990s and has been responsible for one of the largest target threatened small mammal trapping programmes in NSW and one of the largest microbat banding programmes in Qld.  She also has extensive experience in court appearances as an expert witness and recently carried out comprehensive peer reviews of Commonwealth compliance of proposed offsets for a major project.

Alison’s qualifications and training include:

  • Bachelor of Science – University of New England

  • Masters of Environmental Law – Macquarie University

  • Accredited BioBanking Assessor

  • Biocondition Assessment Training

  • WIRES Emergency Rescue

  • Australian Bird & Bat Banding Scheme Licence

She also will be undertaking training for the new Biodiversity Offsets Scheme in November 2017.

Alison's areas of particular expertise include:

  • Vegetation community mapping and flora surveys

  • Survey design and project management

  • Microbat surveys and management

  • Target threatened species surveys and management

  • Development and implementation of monitoring programmes