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Australian Coastal and Marine Ecology was established by Mathew Davis, contributing a wealth of experience to the discipline in both the public and private sectors. He has managed environmental elements on multimodal transport infrastructure projects valued at over $380 million from project concept through to completion. Mathew’s environmental management skills are supplemented by his extensive scientific research in aquatic and terrestrial environments. Currently his research is focused on resource pulse dynamics across the aquatic-terrestrial ecotone in Australia with the objective of influencing the direction of our ecologically sustainable future.


Since completing his degree in Environmental Science (BSc.Env), Mathew’s education has continued with a post graduate Masters Degree in Marine Science and Management (MMarSc&Mgt), and post graduate qualifications in Education (GCert Ed) and is continuing his PhD research in the dynamics of scavenger responses to pulsed resources on exposed sandy shores. He is committed to continual professional development, and has completed Erosion & Sediment Control, Project Management, commercial vessel operation (TAFE), and is one of the limited number of licenced RABQSA Lead Environmental Auditors in Australia.


Mathew has affiliations and memberships with the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand (MEIANZ) and Queensland Environmental Law Association (QELA). He maintains current knowledge of environmental legislation, policy and statutory environmental obligations, which he frequently applies to a range of projects. From dredging, marine infrastructure and multimodal transport corridors, to policy driven research, he has established an unparalleled reputation within the environmental discipline. Mathew’s excellence in environmental consulting have been noted by his peers in his invites to present papers at formal professional functions, presenting a paper on Long Term Natural Variability in Water Quality at Key Dredge Sites in Queensland at the Queensland Engineering and Technology Forum.



Mathew Davis Director

BSc (Env),   GrCert Ed,    MMarSc&Mgt,    PhD Candidate, MEIANZ, Lead Env Auditor (RABQSA)

M: +61 73880 2692

E: info@acmecology.com.au

W: www.acmecology.com.au

A: PO Box 2115 Redcliffe North QLD 4020

ABN: 21 162 917 606


Kris Cooling BMarSc&Mgt (Hon)

Position: Ecologist

Experience: Kris has a diverse range of experience in research across aquatic environments, with a focus on marine based debris remediation strategies and the synergistic incorporation of multiple technologies. His expertise is in sediment sampling, algae farming, stable isotope analyses, Marine Park Zoning, nutrient cycling, and sewage remediation.

Mick O’Connor BSc (Env) BSusT

Position: Ecologist

Dan Reid BEnvMan

Position: Environmental Scientist

Eva Te Tana

Position: Accounts

Experience: Eva’s strong background in civil consulting firms, offering experience and knowledge of accounting systems incorporated throughout the industry. Eva is an invaluable member of our team, providing strong detail-oriented strategy development, commercial financial and administrative support to the Australian Coastal and Marine Ecology team. Her background in finance, combined with her experience in customer service within international Civil Consulting Firms, deliver a well-integrated multidisciplinary team.

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