BioBlitz Survey Leaders

Botany

David Jinks

Gold Coast Botany

David has 30 years of local botany experience, a personal highlight of David’s career is the discovery of a new species of ancient rainforest tree at Springbrook, named in his honour: Eucryphia jinksii.

Flora Survey

Glenn Leiper

Botanist

Flora Survey

Paul Donatiu

Healthy Land and Water

Paul works for Healthy Land and Water and supervises habitat restoration projects on the Gold Coast. Paul has worked for WWF, Greening Australia and the National Parks Association, and is a keen amateur botanist.

Flora survey

Andrew Franks

Botanist

President of the Australian Bryological Network and curator of the Queensland Herbarium’s (BRI) bryophyte collection, Andrew has undertaken bryophyte surveys across Queensland and is reasonably confident that he is the only consulting arborist to specialise moss.

Moss Survey

Jacob White

Botanist

Jacob is an experienced bush regenerator with an special interest in native plants of the Gold Coast region. He has a particular interest in identifying and preserving rare and threatened rainforest flora.

Flora Survey

Lui Webber

Botanist

Flora Survey

Bugs

Steven Gill

Gold Coast Catchment Association

Steven is an enthusiastic environmental champion dedicating all his time to waterbugs, litter pick ups and tree planting. He was also a key contributor to the city’s Water Strategy.

Waterbug Survey

Kris Boody

City of Gold Coast

I Love Water Bugs, work for Council’s Catchment Management Unit, and use my extensive experience in NRM, Marine science and natural reveg / regeneration to look after the environment.

Waterbug Survey

Dr. Tobias Smith

BeeAware

Dr Tobias Smith is a native bee researcher based at the University of Queensland, and the owner of education business Bee Aware Kids. He inspires thousands of community members on bee conservation year round.

Native Bee Survey

Todd Burrows

Land for Wildlife

Todd is a Conservation Partnerships Officer at the City of Gold Coast with a special interest in birds and nature photography. He also works with private landholders through the Land for Wildlife scheme.

Butterfly Survey

Amphibians and Reptiles

Isaac Wishart

Reptile and amphibian enthusiast

A professional wildlife photographer with 8 years experience, Isaac has vast knowledge of the local flora and fauna with a specific passion for reptiles.

Reptile Survey

Jono Hooper

Frogs Queensland

Former President of the QLD Frog Society over the past 5 years, Jono works as an ecologist and specialises in frog ecology.

Frog Survey

Birds

Todd Burrows

Land for Wildlife

Todd is a Conservation Partnerships Officer at the City of Gold Coast with a special interest in birds and nature photography. He also works with private landholders through the Land for Wildlife scheme.

Bird Survey

Fish & Crayfish

Rob McCormack

AABio

Robert is a committed wildlife conservationist who now spends all of his spare time on various crayfish related projects either trying to contribute to the conservation of specific species or raise the public perception of crayfish and their function as keystone species.

Crayfish Survey

Peter Johnson

ANGFA QLD

Secretary of the Australia New Guinea Fishes Association for 10 years and an important breeder of rare, endangered and critically endangered native fish for Bush Heritage Australia. He is currently working to set up threatened fish breeding in schools through ANGFA Qld’s ‘Fish in Schools’ program.

Fish Survey

Koalas, Mammals, Nightspotting

Josh Bassett

CoGC Koala Team

Josh Bassett is a City of Gold Coast Conservation Officer responsible for implementing the actions in the citywide Koala Conservation Plan, including community engagement.

Koala Survey

Paul Revie

EnviroSphere

Paul works as an ecologist for Envirosphere Consulting and is studying two Master’s degrees. His passion is Australian mammals, with a particular focus on quolls. Paul has years of experience in the field.

Night spotting

Damian White

DDW fauna

Mammal trapping

Narelle Power

DDW fauna

Mammal trapping