Kelby Jennings taking Dieback Sample cara digging



Joseph Grehan – Post Grad Dip (Env Mgt) BSc.(Env Science) Advanced Cert. Land Management

Director and Principal Ecologist

Joe is the Principal Ecologist at Terratree Pty Ltd and has over ten years of experience in delivering professional advice to both public and private sector clients. He is an experienced environmental consultant with specialist skills in environmental impact assessment and management planning, botanical surveys (EPA Level 1 & 2) as well as Phytophthora Dieback detection, diagnosis, mapping and management planning. He has gained substantial experience in environmental impact assessment, management planning and coordinating regulatory approvals for resource and land development projects throughout Western Australia. During his career Joe has worked in senior roles including Practice Leader of Ecology at Cardno, Senior Environmental Advisor at Iluka Resources Ltd, and Project Coordinator at the Environmental Management Branch of the Department of Environment and Conservation.


Cara McGary BSc. (Aquatic Biology), MSc. (Biology)

Senior Ecologist

Cara has over eight years of professional experience in biology, ecology, and conservation planning. She has extensive flora and fauna field survey experience including inventory and monitoring; vegetation and forestry surveys; plant and invertebrate taxonomy; survey design, data analysis, GIS mapping and reporting. Her experience has been gained working on a diverse array of flora invertebrates and vertebrate fauna in a wide variety of habitats from intertidal to arid zone in the western United States, Papua New Guinea and Australia. In the last two years, she has conducted ten Level 1 and 2 flora and fauna surveys and targeted surveys on major resource development areas in the Pilbara, Murchison, Southwest and Goldfields regions.


Dr Chris Hancock – Phd, BSc.(Biological & Environmental Science Hons.)

Senior Botanist

With over ten years experience as a botanist and environmental consultant, Chris’ main areas of interest include plant community classification, vegetation structure and ecophysiology. He has a strong grounding in statistics, plant identification, plant community classification and ordination, and report preparation. Chris has  carried out vegetation surveys in the Goldfields/Murchison, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Pilbara, Wheatbelt, Northern Sandplain, Mallee and Kimberley and has taught and supervised classes of ecology students at Murdoch University over several years.


Chid Gilovitz – BSc. (Env Science & Conservation Biology, Conservation Biology Hons.)

Botanist and Plant Biologist

Chid is a botanist and plant biologist working in Western Australia. He is experienced in botanical field work in the Pilbara, Murchison, Goldfields, and South West regions of WA, working for numerous clients in the resources industry and utilities. His previous employers include Murdoch University, ecologia Environment, the Department of Environment and Conservation, and Rapallo Environmental. Chid specialises in the use of open source and web-based technologies for GIS and botanical data management and analysis.


Kelby Jennings BSc. (Conservation Biology), Post-Grad. Dip. (Environmental Impact Assessment)

Ecologist and Dieback Field Assistant

Kelby is an experienced field ecologist, having worked in a number of bioregions within Western Australia. In particular, he has specific knowledge of the Dieback-susceptible vegetation and disease expression in the Darling Scarp and Northern Sandplains. Kelby participated in a Phytophthora Dieback assessment over 150 km of tracks in state forest and more recently assisted Joseph in Dieback assessment and sampling program for Iluka and Western Power near Eneabba. Other botanical experience includes numerous Level 1 & 2 surveys and Targeted flora searches, design of survey and monitoring programs to address client requirements, formal reporting, health & safety and project management.