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GreenCollar launches environmental research project and welcomes Deakin University’s Dr Shaun Cunningham to the team

Sydney, NSW – 29 August 2016

GreenCollar is pleased to welcome Dr. Shaun Cunningham to the environmental research team as a Research Associate. Our environmental research team is undertaking a collaborative environmental research program to increase the understanding of carbon project risk factors and maximise conservation and biodiversity on projects in rangeland settings.

GreenCollar has formed a collaborative partnership with the University of Technology Sydney’s (UTS) Centre for Compassionate Conservation (CfCC) to undertake cooperative research projects such as this. The collaboration is partly funded through AusIndustry’s Innovation Connections, a program that has been established to drive new industry-led collaborations between researchers and business to foster the development of new ideas with commercial potential.

Dr. Cunningham, of Deakin University, comes to us as part of that collaboration. He is one of Australia’s leading researchers in the land use and climate change adaptation space and will contribute his expertise in ecological modelling and adaptation to assist with the development of an environmental risk assessment protocol to support GreenCollar’s project management, monitoring and evaluation framework.

Dr. Cunningham has published 42 peer-reviewed journal papers. As lead investigator, Shaun has attracted over $1.2 Million of research funding across the country.

“We are extremely excited to have Dr. Cunningham join our team. With his extensive research experience in the adaptation of native ecosystems to land use change and climate change, Shaun will be a valuable asset in the development of our carbon project risk assessment protocol” said GreenCollar CEO and co-founder James Schultz.

“GreenCollar continues to set the standard for innovative solutions to meet the challenges of climate change and our research partnerships are a key aspect to drive these solutions into the future” he said.

GreenCollar Head of Research and Project Services, Dr. Jennifer Sinclair said, “We currently have 72 land sector carbon projects under the ERF covering 1.5M ha in NSW, QLD & SA. From these sites we have collected a large quantity of data on floral biodiversity, fencing, firebreaks, fuel loads, native grazing animals, feral animals, livestock numbers, and fauna population control methods which we share with research institutions around the country. Today’s announcement is an exciting step towards gaining a greater understanding of carbon project risk management so that we can maximize productivity and positive environmental outcomes through better, cost-efficient, land management.”

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