Niche Environment and Heritage is a multidisciplinary consultancy specialising in ecology and cultural heritage management, environmental approvals and biodiversity offsetting. Established in 2009, we have successfully delivered projects to clients across eastern Australia.
Our 40-strong team includes ecologists, botanists, archaeologists and environmental engineers with a wealth of specialist knowledge derived from their research studies, extensive experience, ongoing training and many years of professional practice in their specialist disciplines.
- Expert ecological survey and assessment
- Expert reports for BioBanking assessments, REFs, SISs etc
- Expert witness
- Accredited BioBanking assessment and strategy
- Expert training courses
Niche’s ecology group includes individuals who are regarded by their peers and the wider professional community as genuine experts in their fields. Our principal and senior ecological consultants regularly author expert reports for environmental assessments (including BioBanking assessments), act as expert witnesses in the Land and Environment Court, and have published many peer-reviewed scientific papers.
Our consultants have experience from working within both private consulting firms and state government organisations including State Forests, NSW DPI and OEH as well as research institutions such as the Universities of Sydney and Newcastle. Our senior ecological consultants are trusted to deliver practical ecology training to fellow professionals from consulting firms, councils and state government organisations.
At our Wildlife School training courses, members of the Niche ecology group pass on their deep knowledge of flora and fauna, field survey and identification techniques, and guide participants to encourage excellence in their ecology careers and best practice management of our wildlife.
Our areas of expertise
Our expert ecologists are recognised for their experience in research, survey and publications relating to a range of birds, mammals, frogs and reptiles including species such as Large Owls, Koalas, Yellow-bellied Gliders, Squirrel Gliders and Greater Gliders, Superb and Regent Parrots, Regent Honeyeaters and Swift Parrots, Green and Golden Bell Frogs, Giant Barred and Stuttering Barred Frogs, Giant Burrowing Frogs, Red-crowned Toadlets, Stephens Banded Snakes, Hairy Joint Grass and Maundia.
Niche also has expertise in the assessment of the presence and condition of state and federal listed Ecological Communities including Cumberland Plain Woodland, Box Gum Woodland, Blue Gum High Forest, Sydney Shale Transition Forest, Coastal Saltmarsh, Seagrass, Cumberland Plain Woodland, Box-Gum Woodland, Blue Gum High Forest, Shale Sandstone Transition Forest, Sydney Turpentine Ironbark Forest, Swamp Sclerophyll Forest, Coastal Upland Swamps, Illawarra Lowlands Grassy Woodland, Illawarra Subtropical Rainforest, Acacia melvillei Shrubland and Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub.
Find out more
To find out more about how our team of genuine experts can support your project, contact us or read more by following these links…
Marine and coastal ecology
Meet our leadership team
Wildlife Schools: Practical ecology training, delivered by experts
Our projects: recent project case studies