The role of the ecologist continues to increase and a far greater emphasis is placed on ecological issues than ever before in both NSW and Australia. Ecological site assessments and biodiversity impact statements continue to become more detailed, covering a wider range of technical issues and are under greater scrutiny from the community, the client and the consent authority.
As the role of the ecologist grows, so does the level of responsibility and accountability. Ecological advice and recommendations often become significant issues particularly in land use and planning matters, major developments and in the NSW Land & Environment Court.
This conference aims to provide an insight into the pitfalls and expectations associated with the role of ecologist in today’s environment.