Dr Kellie Pendoley, Owner & Principal Scientist
Principal Marine Scientist
- BSc Environmental Science
- MSc Chemical Oceanography
- PhD Biology
Kellie Pendoley has over 25 years experience as an environmental practitioner within the oil and gas and mining industries in Western Australia. She has participated in the environmental management of multiple large-scale oil and gas developments in WA, providing advice on all aspects of development from seismic programs through to exploration drilling, production drilling, oil spill contingency planning, dredging, onshore and offshore construction and plant operations.
Since 1991 she has designed and implemented marine turtle research and monitoring programs within industrial settings for a range of companies operating in the north-west of Western Australia, at Scott Reef (Timor Sea), at Norfolk Island (South Pacific Ocean) and Angola, West Africa. She has extensive knowledge of marine turtle biology and ecology in the Pilbara including all major rookery sites and offshore islands within this region.
Kellie routinely works with relevant WA State and Federal Government departments and is often consulted by these authorities to provide specialist advice. She is regularly consulted by various oil and gas and mining companies and by government personnel on issues surrounding the management of industrial activities in the vicinity of marine turtle habitats and liaises with various stakeholders, community groups, landowners and the general public.
Kellie has presented at national and international conferences and was an invited session chair at the 29th International Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, she is Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Murdoch University, an invited member of the IUCN Marine Turtle Specialist Group and publishes in the scientific literature.