Alan Vincent BSC (Hons)
Alan is a graduate ecologist assisting in surveying and reporting on the ecology of the ACT and Southern Tablelands of NSW, with experience identifying native and exotic flora and fauna species across the region.
Alan has undertaken field surveys for a variety of threatened species, such as the Golden Sun Moth, Superb Parrot, and the Pink Tailed Worm Lizard. He has also utilized ANABAT® systems for acoustic monitoring and analysis of bat echolocation calls. He is also experienced in using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to present spatial and ecological survey data. Additionally, he has assisted in preparing numerous types of consultant reports, including Biodiversity Development Assessment reports (BDAR), Ecological Impact Assessments (EIA) and Ecological Values and Constraints Assessments (EVCA).
Before commencing with Capital Ecology, Alan studied at the Australian National University, completing two bachelor degrees majoring in Biology and Psychology. With a keen interest in evolutionary ecology and behaviour, he has studied a variety of topics including marine and terrestrial ecology, zoology, biosecurity, statistics and genetics.
Alan also has experience in research and data analysis, having completed an honours year with the Research School of Biology. During this year, Alan designed and implemented a project looking at the effects of water availability on the sexual behaviour of beetles. This project was awarded first class, and the thesis and associated works have led to two scientific publications, which are currently in review. He presented this work at a conference for the Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour, which he was awarded a grant to attend.