Dr Kylie Bridges joined Wildthing Environmental Consultants as an Ecologist in 2014, following the completion of her PhD in Marine Biology (University of Technology, Sydney – in association with the NSW Marine Parks Authority and the Australian Museum).
Since joining the team, Kylie has gained considerable knowledge and experience in flora and fauna assessments and management plans in a range of environments.
Prior to working at Wildthing Environmental Consultants Kylie’s professional experience has involved working for the Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority as Assistant WaterWatch Coordinator during the completion of her Honours degree, Ecotoxicology and microbiology laboratory assistant at the University of Newcastle, Benthic fauna ecologist and Ecology laboratory demonstrator at the University of Newcastle and as a technical officer at the Australian Museum.
During her research career Kylie studied polychaete taxonomy at the Australian Museum under the supervision of world leading polychaete taxonomist Dr Pat Hutchins, and was awarded the Fisheries Research and Development Conservation Award at the Australian Marine Sciences Association Conference for her Honours project – investigating the potential impact of pearl farms off the Kimberly Coast. Kylie has also presented her PhD research at the International Polychaete Conference in Italy 2010 and the Australian Museum, and has published her research in highly reputable scientific journals, including Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems and Zootaxa.