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Cardno experts lend their environmental insights to build the foundations for tomorrow

​Two Cardno specialists, David Francis and Marcus Lincoln-Smith presented at the 2016 Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) Annual Conference on November 4 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Principal for the Water and Environment team, David Francis presented on ‘Will botanists be functionally extinct by 2050?’ which explored botanists’ roles today, whether we are providing adequate training for the industry and how technology is changing the role that botanists play.

From the Water and Environment team, Marcus Lincoln-Smith spoke on ‘Application of aquatic ecology in EIA, past, present and future: Predicting, assessing and managing ecological impacts in aquatic environments on the east coast of Australia.’ He discussed the future impacts of our decisions today on the Australian coast.

The 2016 EIANZ Annual Conference provided members with an improved understanding of national, regional and global environmental trends and the effects on our future. Some of the topics on the agenda included new technologies and their applications as well as new approaches on training the next generation of environmental practitioners.

David Francis is an environmental scientist with 23 years’ experience in environmental planning, ecological assessments and flora studies. While David works across many fields in his role as Principal Environmental Scientist with Cardno, his core interest is in the field of Botany. He has undertaken botanical surveys throughout Queensland, New South Wales and in Papua New Guinea.

With over 30 years’ experience, Dr. Marcus Lincoln-Smith is an experienced Senior Principal in the Water and Environment team. He is regarded as a leader in the field of aquatic ecology and environmental impact assessment. Marcus has undertaken numerous studies on tropical and temperate ecosystems and has published 36 articles and book chapters backed with his experience.

For more information contact:

David Francis
Principal – Water & Environment
+61 7 3877 6909

Marcus Lincoln-Smith
Senior Principal – Applied Ecology
+61 2 9496 7888