Andrew Lothian (B.Comm/B.Sc, Hons Ecology, MECANSW, MRZSNSW, NSW AUSRIVAS Accredited, BAM Accreditation No. BAAS18110)


Andrew Lothian began running fauna projects while still at university. After completing a double degree and first class honours in 2007, he continued to provide research and teaching services to the University of NSW (UNSW), Sydney University (USYD), the University of Wollongong (UWOL), NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Department of Primary Industries Vertebrate Pest Research Unit. These services included coordinating and running fauna research projects, and teaching field trips on how to undertake fauna surveys (experimental design, animal handling, animal identification etc.).


After working with BMS for seven years he has taken over running all facets of the business full time. Andrew has been involved in operations that include infrastructure corridors such as roads, gas pipelines and power lines, though most recent jobs with BMS have been largely based around mining. They include:


  • Targeted surveys for biobanking credit and threatened species

  • Impact assessment surveys

  • Subsidence monitoring for underground mining operations

  • Open cut rehabilitation and offset areas

  • Infrastructure corridors related to mining activity

  • Ultrasonic bat call analysis

  • AUSRIVAS bioassessment (NSW Accreditation)

  • Nest box construction and installation.


As principal ecologist for BMS, Andrew has been responsible for sourcing and coordinating assistants, developing WHS/OHS policies, planning and executing field trips, reporting and liaising with clients. Andrew attained his NSW BAM Accreditation in June 2018.


In 2014 Andrew became Treasurer of the Ecological Consultants Association of NSW. He has been a member of the Royal Zoological Society of NSW and maintains close connections with those in the research/university fields.

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