Dr. Lachlan Barnes

Technical Director, Marine Science – Asia Pacific



Lachlan is a Principal consultant based in our Brisbane office with more than 19 years’ experience. Lachlan has extensive experience in the design, implementation and realization of numerous environmental assessments, research projects and has been commissioned to provide independent technical reviews for sensitive developments.

Lachlan has managed complex multidisciplinary projects, produced technical reports, completed data analysis, and led scientific field sampling teams in both temperate and tropical regions throughout Australia and within New Zealand. He has worked with a variety of clients including Snowy Hydro, NSW DPI, New Zealand King Salmon, Transport for NSW, Esso Australia, Searcher, Beach Energy, OMV, INPEX, NT Fisheries, VicRoads, Downer, John Holland, Department of Defence, Illuka Resources, various private developers, and councils.

Lachlan has communicated the findings of his work to a range of stakeholders including Commonwealth, State and Local government agencies, local community organisations and at national and international conferences. He has authored or co-authored 15 papers in peer-reviewed international scientific journals.

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  • Coxswains Certification, WH&S Risk management, WH&S at Sea and First Aid Provider (CPR and Oxygen Provider).

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  • Insight

    20 February 2024

    6 minutes read

    The New Energy Economy – what Australia needs to do to turn opportunity into success

    by Ashley Gibson, Luke Bertini, Esther Diffey, Dr. Lachlan Barnes

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