About Biotropica

Biotropica Australia is an environmental consultancy  specialising in ecology and tropical ecosystem management based in Far North Queensland (2 hours west of Cairns, on the Atherton Tablelands).  Biotropica has an established reputation for high quality project delivery based on robust science combined with innovative problem solving and attention to detail.

With over a decade of experience in ecological consulting, our knowledge is tailored and applied to offer an extensive range of services to meet the environmental management and assessment needs of our diverse clientele at strategic and operational levels.

Biotropica are proud to work as part of a network of trusted specialist environmental, planning and engineering companies, and, together with our in-house land management team, we are able to provide a complete project managed solution from concept to practical completion.

Recent Clients

BAI Communications


Brazier Motti

Cairns Regional Council

Cleanco Queensland Limited

Coffey Natural Systems

Cook Shire Council

Department of Resources

Diatreme Resources Ltd

Energy Queensland

Environment North Pty Ltd

Holding Redlich

Jacobs Group (Australia)


North Queensland Airports

QLD Department of Transport and Main Roads

Queensland Rail

Satterley Property Group

Service Stream Mobile Communications Pty Ltd

Terrain NRM

T W Hedley Pty Ltd

Our Associates

CDM Smith

CDM Smith

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, they deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Together CDM Smith and Biotropica Australia can provide a comprehensive package of environmental and engineering services to clients in tropical northern Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Asia Pacific. We have the capability and resources to provide tailored and innovative solutions to address the full range of environmental requirements that apply to the tropics.

Environment North

Environment North

Environment North provides specialist project management, environmental planning, and environmental management advice to all tiers of government and selected private sector clients. They offer expertise and a breadth of experience in natural resource evaluation, environmental policy analysis, management planning, recreation planning and ecotourism assessments and seek to develop real-world solutions to complex environmental issues where there is competition for limited natural resources.

The company's principal areas of operation are in the fields of:

  • technical interdisciplinary project management
  • natural resource management
  • bioregional planning
  • impact assessment and environmental management
  • ecological assessment
  • strategic environmental planning advice
  • community consultation
  • environmental engineering

Jeff Middleton

Jeff Middleton

Jeff has over 25 years’ experience undertaking general inventory fauna surveys, targeted threatened species surveys and monitoring, nature conservation planning and environmental impact assessment. In a long career, Jeff has worked on projects across a wide range of industries including transport infrastructure, aerospace, mining, water resources and residential development.

Jeff is a highly competent ecologist with a sound knowledge of Australia’s fauna species and has demonstrated expert animal handling and identification skills across a range of vertebrate taxa, with a solid commitment to animal welfare and ethics principles.