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Craig Eddie, Boobook Director and Principal Ecologist, out in the field at Nugget Hills lookout

Craig Eddie

Director and Principal Ecologist
Craig has been called the David Attenborough of our region.

He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of fauna, flora, vegetation and landscape management, having spent 30 years in the field. This makes him highly regarded among government and industry peers and has earned him respect in both the scientific and local communities.
Favourite species and why
Well of course mine has to be a snail, of which there are many choices, but at the top is the Manus Island Tree Snail or Emerald Green Snail (Papustyla pulcherrima). Why – because it’s spectacular, it’s a flagship for threatened species conservation and there’s nothing else like it on the planet!

Craig's main areas of expertise

  • Ecological assessments for the coal seam gas and construction industries
  • Pre-clearance surveys for animal breeding places, rare and threatened flora/fauna, special least concern flora and weeds
  • Whole of property and landscape-level biodiversity assessments
  • Third party technical reviews
  • Remote area field work
  • Land snail surveys and identification

Craig’s specimen collections

You might stumble across Craig’s specimen collections at the Queensland Museum, Queensland Herbarium or other institutions. These collections include:

  • Land snails
  • Spiders
  • Reptiles
  • Slaters
  • Frogs
  • Fairy shrimps
  • Scorpions
  • Plants
  • Burrowing cockroaches

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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.