Matt has worked in public and private sector roles in the environmental field for more than 10 years, including both academic and consultancy roles.
Matt has a keen interest in both terrestrial and aquatic ecology, and a fascination with clonal plants largely derived from the completion of a PhD in 2009, which examined the long-term responses of several wetland plant species to landscape-scale changes throughout west Gippsland.
Matt has a good understanding of the ecology of south-eastern Australia, as well as the application of environmental planning and policy. In recent years, Matt has specialised in environmental assessment and management for a broad range of ecological projects and clients including: Index of Wetland Condition, State-wide Vegetation Condition Assessments, Threatened Species Surveys, Biodiversity Assessment Reports, Offset, Conservation, Weed, Revegetation and Land Management Plans. Matt Hatton is employed as a Senior Ecologist at Abzeco.
- Biodiversity Project in Kakadu.
- Land Management Plan for Wimmera Region.
- Pest Control Management for Hunter Valley.
- Land Development Advice for Outer Melbourne Area.