ABOUT US

Dr Peter Nichols is the Managing Director of Banksia Ecology Pty Ltd (ABN 94 119 591 892) and is the Company’s principal ecologist, landscape and arboricultural specialist. He has had substantial experience in the field of ecological research and assessment, landscape horticulture and urban tree management. Projects include broad scale open space planning, specific environmental and ecological assessment and research, residential landscape design and construction, commercial and residential landscape experience, experience with over two decades of landscape design and assessment, arboricultural consulting, over fifty cases as an expert witness in the NSW Land and Environment Court, and over five years of ecological assessment and research experience. 

Qualifications

  • PhD - Ecology (University of Western Sydney)
  • Post Graduate Diploma - Environmental Studies (Macquarie University)
  • Bachelor of Science - Urban Horticulture (University of Technology Sydney)
  • Associate Diploma of Applied Science in Horticulture (Burnley College, Melbourne University)
  • Statement of Attainment - Arboriculture Techniques  (Ryde TAFE)

Peter was awarded his PhD after completing his Thesis which was a research project that involved the development of an evaluation methodology which focused on the restoration of abandoned agricultural land. Prior to the establishment of Banksia Ecology Pty Ltd, he was employed within local government as a professional consulting ecologist and environmental scientist for over eleven years. Current clients include the Commonwealth Department of Defence (research and monitoring) and the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay (ecological assessment) and INCOLL - Project Management (National Youth Indigenous Development Centre, Redfern).

Affiliations

1993      Member, Australian Institute of Horticulture

2002      Member, Ecological Society of Australia

2003      Member, Society for Ecological Restoration

2003      Member, Royal Zoological Society of NSW

2003      Founding Member, Institute of Australian Consulting Arborists


Professional Background

Year

Employer

Position

2006+

Banksia Ecology Pty Ltd

Director

2002-06

University of Western Sydney

PhD Candidate- restoration ecology

2002

Hornsby Shire Council

Tree Management
Co-ordinator

1997

Hornsby Shire Council

Environmental Scientist

1996

Newcastle City Council

Environmental Scientist

1995

Integrated Site Planning & Mgt

Environmental Consultant/Commercial landscape designer

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Banksia Ecology Pty Ltd.....ABN - 94 119 591 892.....PO Box 919, Crows Nest NSW 1585.....Ph: 02 9476 1270