Phoenix Environmental Sciences prides itself as the industry leader in targeted invertebrate surveys, including short-range endemic (SRE) assessments, based on unmatched field experience in Western Australia , taxonomic expertise that is unparalleled in the private sector and stringent reporting standards based on scientific publication principles.

We have a highly experienced team that is led by Dr Volker Framenau, one of Australia's leading arachnologists and an internationally respected invertebrate expert, with significant research and field experience.

Our award-winning research projects on terrestrial invertebrates and our extensive taxonomic expertise offer considerable benefits to our clients in terms of project advancement, cost savings and enhanced environmental outcomes.

Our taxonomists are at the forefront of scientific research. This means our studies are respected and well-received by regulatory bodies.

By completing almost all invertebrate identifications in-house, Phoenix maintains control over project timelines and data by avoiding the time-consuming involvement of external experts. We offer taxonomic consulting services to other environmental consultants for both terrestrial and subterranean invertebrates.

The team offers:
  • Desktop assessments (incl. risk-based, habitat assessments)
  • Baseline invertebrate surveys, including short-range endemics (SREs) and broader invertebrate assemblage surveys
  • Pre-clearance surveys
  • Management plans
  • Monitoring and research programs
  • Taxonomic services for terrestrial and subterranean invertebrates
  • Development of offset packages

Our service is well recognised. Recent clients said:

"I've consistently been really impressed with Phoenix's planning and delivery of services, certainly one of the more professional consultancies out there, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your services to other parties." (Anonymous client, 2012)"

"...I wanted to say that Phoenix's (...) report was a pleasure to review, easy to read yet detailed in content. Certainly one of the better reports I've reviewed over the past 3 years..." (S. Grein, Fortescue Metals Group, 2012)

"I have read the [report] this morning and am impressed by the concise, clear and technical objectivity of the report (I don't get to read many reports of this calibre so well done to you and your staff!)." (Anonymous client, 2012)

Download our capability statements for short-range endemic (SRE surveys) and terrestrial invertebrate studies here.

For more information, contact Volker Framenau directly or through our general email address admin@phoenixenv.com.au.