Ambecol's ecologists are environmental specialists who conduct expert fauna and flora surveys, habitat assessments, threatened species management, pest bird species management and assessments for the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act (EP&A Act), Threatened Species Conservation Act (TSC Act), Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC Act). We specialise in providing expert testimony in Land and Environment court hearings and conduct eight-part tests and species impact statements for property (rural and urban) subdivisions, industrial and building development applications and mining applications.
Ambecol also designs and implements vegetation, bushland and wildlife management plans for revegetation and habitat rehabilitation projects.
Dr Stephen Ambrose, the Principal of Ambecol, is a senior ecologist with over 22 years professional experience in ecological research and surveys. He has a Ph.D in Zoology and a Bachelor of Science (1st Class Honours) majoring in Zoology, both degrees obtained from the University of Western Australia in Perth. Ambecol was founded by Dr Ambrose in April 2000.
From 1989 to 1998 (10 years), Dr Ambrose worked as a bird ecologist with Birds Australia (formerly the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union), the last four years (1995-98) as its Research and Conservation Director. Projects under his direction included regional and national monitoring projects of bird populations and their habitats, especially threatened bird species, waterbirds and migratory bush birds. This has helped Dr Ambrose to develop a global perspective of ecological issues.
From February 1999 to April 2000, Dr Ambrose worked as a Senior Ecologist for an international environmental company before establishing Ambecol. The breadth of commerical and additional technical skills acquired during this time have been suitably adapted to ensure that Ambecol provides high quality service to clients.
Dr Ambrose also taught population and conservation ecology in the Departments of Zoology at the Australian National University (1987-89) and University of New England (1985-86). He is currently the Lecturer-in Charge of the Environmental Impact Assessment Course (3rd Year Unit) at the Australian Catholic University (Mackillop Campus). He also presents regular ecology lectures at the University of Technology, Sydney to students enrolled in the Masters of Environmental Engineering Course.
Journals Containing Some of Dr Ambrose's Publications
Austral Ecology (formerly Australian Journal of Ecology) life.csu.edu.au/esa/esaaje.html
Australian Journal of Zoology www.publish.csiro.au/journals/ajz
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology www.elsevier.com/locate/cbpa
Corella (journal of Australian Bird Study Association) www.absa.asn.au
Geo: Australasia's Geographical Magazine
Emu (journal of Birds Australia) www.publish.csiro.au/journals/emu