EcoFutures is focused on resolving landscape scale ecology issues driven by climate change or other long term impacts. We work to advance and apply concepts of ecological resilience, system understanding and the ecological relationships associated with climate change.

We work across rural, urban and natural environments

Strategic Ecological Advice

Ecological Modelling and Data Analysis

Spatial Analysis and Visualisation

Biodiversity Restoration – Planning and Prioritisation

Ecological Monitoring and Management

Environmental Risk Management

We are part of the Alluvium Group

Science, engineering and strategy for catchments, rivers and coasts.

Insights and impact for social landscapes of the future.

Economics and public policy insights and advice.

Landscape scale ecological science, policy and planning.

EcoFutures was formed to bring leading ecologists and environmental scientists to the market who will work with clients to deliver sustainable and effective management of our social and ecological resources.

EcoFutures work closely with all subsidiaries across Alluvium Group to expand our offerings to the highest scientific standards in all fields.

Alluvium brings together five organisations who share a common purpose:


Make a positive difference to the world we live in.

We are scientists, planners, engineers, strategists, analysts and economists. We combine these skills to address the complex, systemic, and intractable issues that face our society, environment and economy.

By solving these problems, we transform the way we live and the health and productivity of our catchments, rivers, coasts and cities.

The five industry-leading businesses that form the Alluvium Group are driven by our collective vision and a shared commitment to the highest quality of client service and technical excellence. Our business model is unique and driven by a genuine belief that it serves our clients better.

The strength of our group is embedded in the independent business decision making of our company boards and leadership, and the ability of each entity to focus on delivering exceptional work for our clients. We never compromise on our core values of innovation, focused technical expertise and responsiveness to our clients’ challenges.

Our People

We are experts at translating and blending new science and ecological thinking into leading analysis and insights.

The EcoFutures Board

The EcoFutures Team

Paul Maxwell

Dr Paul Maxwell

General manager, Coastal and Systems Ecologist

Dr Helen Corney

Urban Ecologist and Strategy

Ben Gawne

Dr Ben Gawne

Freshwater Ecologist and Ecohydrologist

Abigail Watkins

Senior Ecologist, Fauna and Systems Ecologist

Trish Chadwick

Senior Ecologist, Restoration Ecology and Planning

Ying Quek

Ying Quek

Ecohydrologist, Spatial and Data Specialist

Charlotte Williams

Charlotte Warfield

Coastal and Vegetation Ecologist

Dr Susan Nuske

Mycologist and Forest Ecologist

Chrissi Charles

Vegetation Ecologist