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Katrina Sofo

MEnv, BSc, DipPM Manager – Ecology (Victoria)

Katrina is the Manager of the Victorian ecology team and a senior zoologist/project manager with over 12 years of consulting experience.

Katrina has long held a passion for Australian wildlife and the environment and kick-started her career path by completing a Bachelor of Science with a major in Zoology from The University of Melbourne. To gain further knowledge in conservation biology and threatened species management, she later gained a Master of Environment degree, also from Melbourne University.

In 2004, Katrina joined Biosis as a technical assistant and quickly progressed her field and technical skills by assisting the team on a broad range of projects to move into the role of ecology research assistant and, shortly after as a zoologist. As the breadth of her project management experience increased, Katrina moved into senior positions, becoming the team leader – ecology in 2017 and the manager of the Victorian ecology team in 2019. Katrina leads the ecology team with her strong organisational capabilities and excellent knowledge of our processes and procedures.

Katrina is experienced in fauna habitat assessments, targeted fauna surveys, and the preparation of biodiversity reports and management plans. Katrina has worked on projects throughout south-eastern Australia, applying her zoological knowledge and providing ecological advice for a diversity of large infrastructure projects, including wind farms, major roads, rail lines, and water/power pipelines. For projects within Melbourne’s growth corridors, Katrina is well placed to advise clients on the complexities of biodiversity regulation within the Melbourne Strategic Assessment area.

Katrina is a proficient senior project manager who has overseen large, complex and often multidisciplinary projects, including the Victorian Regional Energy Project, Growth Areas Biodiversity Mapping Project, and the Regional Rail Link Salvage and Translocation Project. With a Diploma of Project Management, Katrina has the necessary skills and experience to manage and deliver high quality, comprehensive projects for a range of clients.