Dr J. Mark Dangerfield
Director and co-founder
Mark is an environmental scientist, ecologist, registered Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) expert with the Verified Carbon Standard and has over 30 years experience in the measurement and evaluation of ecological processes, carbon dynamics and natural resource management in Europe, Africa and Australasia.
During a 20-year academic career Mark held faculty positions at the University of Botswana, Macquarie University where he received an outstanding teacher award, and was Associate Professor and Director, Centre Expertise for Environment, University of Technology Sydney. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed research papers, over 80 technical reports and several books
In 2001 he co-founded Biotrack Australia Pty Ltd to commercialise his research on the use of biodiversity as a measure of the health and performance of the environment and for four years was the company CEO
Mark was a founding member of the NSW Natural Resources Advisory Council (2004-2011) and as science representative chaired the council standing committee on Coastal, Planning and Environmental Monitoring, the Forging Partnerships Grants Committee, and the Monitoring and Evaluation project sub-committee, Private Native Forestry Act Review. In 2010 he was appointed to the Australian governments Domestic Offsets Integrity Committee that oversees accreditation of carbon accounting methodologies for the Carbon Farming Initiative. He is also the author of two carbon accounting methodologies and has evaluated and completed due diligence reports for over 20 major carbon offset projects in Australia and overseas.
Mark is principal at Alloporus Environmental and Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of NSW
Director and co-founder
Charlie is an environmental scientist with extensive experience in ecological assessment, environmental economics, carbon accounting and carbon methodology development. Charlie is also an experienced Systems Administrator and IT consultant with interdisciplinary expertise in environmental modeling and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Working in the compliance and global voluntary carbon markets he has advised on the development of carbon market mechanisms including the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) and the proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS). He has authored and reviewed carbon accounting methodologies for use in the CFI and international carbon markets, developed and audited agricultural and forestry carbon projects with considerable experience in field assessment and research.
Throughout his career Charlie has worked closely with remote indigenous communities in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia to develop environmental and economic programs. He has also worked extensively with agricultural companies, graziers and pastoralists throughout Australia to implement plans of management and alternative land-use strategies.