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Abel Ecology's head office is located in Springwood NSW, in the beautiful world heritage listed Blue Mountains 100km west of Sydney. We have another office in Cooma NSW at the Snowy Monaro Property Development Hub, with all the same services for you.

Our wide staff expertise enables us to serve a broad range of client needs.


Call us now on 02 4751 9487 and tell us what you need or email

We have been active in the field of environmental assessments since 1991. Our team is able to travel anywhere in NSW and we have associates in regional NSW and other States.



  • Dr Danny Wotherspoon (Director), Principal Ecologist. BSc, Dip Ed, MA, PhD, Grad Dip Bushfire Protection.

  • Mark Mackinnon (Director), Bushfire Scientist and Ecologist. B Env. Sci. (Hons),  Bushfire Planning & Design (BPAD) Accredited Practitioner Level 2.

  • Mark Sherring, Senior Botanist. BM, MAABR, Cert. Hort., Cert. Bush Regen, Cert. Rural Ops, White Card.

  • Nick Tong, Senior Ecologist and BAM Assessor. BSc (Biology), MPhil (Ecology), Cert. III CLM, BAM Accredited Assessor (BAAS22012), MECA NSW, Snr First Aid, White Card.

  • Emily Barbaro, Ecologist. BA, MPublishing, Grad. Cert. EnvSc, MEScM.

  • Erin Parker, Junior Ecologist. B Biodiversity and Conservation.

  • Andy Araya, Botanist / Ecologist. B Env. Sci. MTeach (Env., Marine, Agr., Bio., Chem.), Dip. Marine Operations
    First Aid Cert. White Card. ACDC Chemical Licence, NSW Boating Licence, Marine Radio Licence, Security Licence, Chainsaw Licence

  • Callista Harris, Junior Botanist / Town Planner. BPlan (Hons) 

  • Dr Stephanie Clark, Specialist Consultant. BAM Accredited expert for Meridolum corneovirens (Cumberland Plain Land Snail) and Pommerhelix duralensis (Dural Land Snail), BAppSc (Biochemistry), MSc, PhD, Member of the IUCN SSC Mollusc Specialist Group. Research Associate at both the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, USA and The Australian Museum, Sydney, NSW.



  • Annette Wotherspoon (Accounts)

  • Janelle Merry (Office Administrator)


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