Cat achieves successful outcomes that are holistic and benefit both people and the environment.
With a passion for all things water, Cat joined the 4Sight team in January 2021 as a Senior Ecology Consultant based in our Auckland office.
Cat has a master's in Marine Science from the University of Auckland Leigh Marine Laboratory, and her technical background covers marine ecology, aquaculture, and water quality. Her experience ranges from Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA), water quality monitoring, geospatial services (GIS), Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) and watercourse assessments in rural and urban environments including Stream Ecological Evaluations (SEVs), stakeholder engagement, water sensitive design, and science communication.
Cat has developed her water quality monitoring skills, namely faecal contamination and microbial source tracking in the stormwater and receiving environments, through her work with various Safeswim and Safe Networks projects. She has also implemented logistical and practical recommendations to support water quality improvements in the Auckland region.
As a Senior Ecology Consultant at 4Sight, Cat is involved in various ecology projects in the freshwater, marine and terrestrial space and supports the ecology team in fieldwork, project management, data analysis, and report writing.
Cat believes that New Zealand's coastal and marine environment are of intrinsic value and is fascinated by its unique biology and ecology, while equally advocating for its protection and sustainable management. She is a member of Revive Our Gulf, an NGO focused on the restoration of green-lipped mussel beds in the Hauraki Gulf and is a strong advocate for marine reserves. She is also a New Zealand Coastal Society member.
Areas of Expertise
Marine and Freshwater Ecology
Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA)
Freshwater, Stormwater, and Coastal Water Quality
Environmental Management Plans
Integrated Catchment Management
Coastal Processes and Hazard Assessments