BOOBOOK ECOLOGICAL CONSULTING

The science of a shared world

Boobook Ecological Consulting specialise in fauna, flora, environment and land surveys, reports and research projects.

We understand the regulatory needs of gas, energy and agricultural companies in Queensland’s south-west region, and support their commitment to protect our precious biodiversity.

Surveys and strategies for compliance, protection and regeneration

At Boobook Ecological Consulting, our knowledge of the dryland, brigalow and mulga environments of southern Queensland is second to none.

Based in Roma, we are world-leading experts on the Brigalow Belt bioregion and have in-depth knowledge of the Surat and Bowen Basins.

We work for a range of companies, governments and businesses to survey, audit, research and report on both common and threatened flora and fauna species and their habitat requirements.

Craig Eddie conducts a survey at Dullacca wind farm

Why choose Boobook?

Craig Eddie and Rosamund Aisthorpe consult with a local farmer in a field with heavy farming equipment behind

Specialists in the Brigalow Belt and Mulga Lands environments

The Brigalow Belt encompasses a wide band of Acacia harpophylla dominated woodlands that runs between Townsville in the north through the semi-arid interior of Queensland into northern New South Wales. 

Dedicated to protecting biodiversity

We understand the conflicting pressures of development in the region and the delicate balance of the ecosystems that sustain rare and threatened plant and animal populations. 

Built on vision and understanding

Joint founders Craig Eddie and Meryl Eddie have lived and worked in the Brigalow Belt for decades.

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Insights

A Glossy Black-Cockatoo feeding on Casuarina seeds

The unique charm of Australia’s Glossy Black-Cockatoo

Australia is lucky enough to have six different black cockatoos. Five of these are reasonably closely related to one another. The sixth, the huge Palm Cockatoo of northern Cape…
Acacia ammophila wattle tree

Acacia ammophila – a hidden gem of Queensland’s outback

Australia’s wattle diversity Australia is famous for its wattles, Acacia species, with over 900 species described to date. They range from tall trees to small shrubs and there’s at…
The Darling Daisy cymbonotus maidenii flower

The enigmatic Darling Daisy: endangered and endearing

A land type found around Roma, principally to the immediate west and southwest, is locally known as ‘wooded downs’. It consists of native grassland with or without scattered trees…
Michael and Craig bend down and sift through leaf litter as part of an assessment

The importance of ecology assessments

We conduct ecology assessments to ground truth vegetation communities, classify their importance for habitat, identify potential project impacts and work with our clients to find management solutions. Over the…
Courtney and Craig with a school kid looking in a net at what they have found in the local waterhole as part of ecology research

Ecology research

If we could research ecology in our sleep, we probably would.  It is our passion and our life’s work – much more than just a job or a business. …
Community involvement Craig with local scouts in Roma

Community involvement

Here at Boobook Ecological Consulting, we are deeply embedded in our local and regional community. To us, our neighbours are essential players in the long-term health, vitality and prosperity…
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Family owned,
locally based business

Our highly respected, locally based team includes ecologists, botanists, fauna spotter catchers and GIS/mapping specialists who understand the region’s native flora and fauna as well as its ecological challenges.

Why choose Boobook?

Michael standing up holding a green net animal trap and inspecting the inside

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The Brigalow Belt encompasses a wide band of Acacia harpophylla dominated woodlands that runs between Townsville in the north through the semi-arid interior of Queensland into northern New South Wales. 

Dedicated to protecting biodiversity

We understand the conflicting pressures of development in the region and the delicate balance of the ecosystems that sustain rare and threatened plant and animal populations. 

Built on vision and understanding

Joint founders Craig Eddie and Meryl Eddie have lived and worked in the Brigalow Belt for decades.

What our clients say

The science of a shared world

Boobook Ecological Consulting has built its success on decades I first-hand knowledge of the natural ecosystems of the southern Queensland drylands combined with practical understanding of the complex pressures that impinge on Australia’s fragile environment.