Our experience

With 50 years combined experience in an environmental capacity, directors David Stanton and David Gooding are highly experienced, possessing strong field and technical skills which provide a foundation for succinct reporting, identification of development constraints and providing appropriate management recommendations where necessary. A particular strength is the provision of GIS data sets and the spatial representation of detailed ecological information. The professional diversity and synergy provided between team members affords a superior service to clients through the provision of creative solutions and innovative problem solving. In 2006, the group was awarded the Planning Institute of Australia’s ‘National Award of Excellence’ in the field of Biodiversity and Conservation Planning for studies completed in south-east Queensland. The 3d Environmental team has consulted to a broad range of clients including private companies, government agencies and research institutions. All projects are undertaken to the highest level of safety and efficiency and all necessary insurance policies are current.

Our Specialist Services

  • Floristic survey for threatened / protected plants.
  • Regional Ecosystem and vegetation community mapping
  • Assessment and mapping of Threatened Ecological Communities under the EPBC Act.
  • Minesite rehabilitation monitoring.
  • Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDEs) assessment and monitoring.
  • Biocondition assessments for ecological offsets.
  • Conservation and biodiversity management plans.
  • Environmental impact assessment.
  • Ecological constraints analysis and mapping.
  • Land zone, geomorphic and geological mapping and assessment.
  • Ecological fire management including implementation of burning plans and ecological monitoring.
  • Weed management and mapping.
  • Riparian condition and management assessments.
  • Ecological restoration plans.
  • Fauna survey and assessment (sub-contractual basis).
  • Aquatic ecological services (sub-contractual basis).

Team Publications

Stanton J. P., Stanton D.J., Stott M. & Parsons M. (2014). Fire Exclusion and the Changing Landscape of Queensland’s Wet Tropics Bioregion 1. The Extent and Pattern of Transition. Australian Forestry V77 No.1 51 – 57.

Stanton J. P., Parsons M., Stanton D.J.& Stott M. (2014). Fire Exclusion and the Changing Landscape of Queensland’s Wet Tropics Bioregion 2. The Dynamics of Transition Forests and Implications for Management. Australian Forestry V77 No.1 58 – 68.

Fell D.G., Stanton D. J (2015). Vegetation and Flora of Mabuyag Island, Torres Strait, Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, Volume 8, Part 1.

Stephenson PJ, Burch AT, Stanton DJ & Whitehead PW (1998). Three long lava flows in north Queensland. Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 103, 27359 – 27370.

Published Vegetation Mapping

Stanton J. P and Stanton D. J (2005) ‘Vegetation of the Wet Tropical Bioregion of North Queensland’, published at 1:50 000 scale in co-operation with the Wet Tropics Management Authority, Cairns, Queensland.

Stanton D.J, Fell D. F, Gooding D. O (2009). ‘Vegetation of the Torres Strait and Kaurareg Islands’. 1:25 000 scale vegetation mapping produced in co-operation with Torres Strait Regional Authority, Australian Government.

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