Dr Noel Preece
James Cook University and Charles Darwin University
Noel is an environmental scientist and conservation ecologist working in northern and central Australian ecosystems, fauna, vegetation, fire ecology, pests, restoration and carbon sequestration. He is a Director of Biome5 Environmental Consultants. He was Principal Environmental Scientist and Director of EcOz for 18 years and has directed major environmental impact assessment projects and many smaller projects in Qld, NT and WA. He has long involvement with indigenous enterprises, and has conducted many biodiversity surveys in WA, NT and Qld. Noel holds a PhD on Indigenous Ecological Knowledge. His MSc was on ecology of desert fauna. Noel was a Chief Investigator on a JCU ARC Linkage project on secondary regrowth in Nth Qld, is researching and implementing large-scale rainforest restoration (ARC-Linkage Principal Investigator), and studying the causes of faunal declines across the savanna region. Noel is an Adjunct Associate Professor (TESS, JCU), and University Fellow (RIEL, CDU). Noel is also a Director of the Ecological Society of Australia.