LAMR principal Dr Mike Olsen is one of the most experienced field botanists in private industry in Queensland.

Mike has used his Queensland-wide experience to deliver training courses that provide a deep insight into landscape interpretation, ecological functioning
and plant identification across the State.

These courses are unique as they emphasize the development of field skills for ecologists, environmental scientists, land managers, conservationists, bushcare and catchment care members, as well as students, landscapers and others interested in expanding their knowledge of diverse flora communities and management requirements across the local landscape.

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vegetation_mapping_300This module will focus on the Queensland Herbarium mapping methodology and will be based primarily in the field following an initial conference room based presentation of the concepts that will be in a practical format in the field with the establishment of a Corveg plot and collation of the associated data.

Structural and Floristic assessments of vegetation will be the key to the mapping process and participants will actively be involved in gathering such data in the field.

landscape_assessment_300This module will focus on the recent publication of the land zone reference document.

This module will also require an initial conference room-based presentation of the concepts that will be then placed into context in the field with landscape processes implicit in the relationship between vegetation, soils and geology being observed and assessed across a range of land zones.

Alloxylon_pinnatum_300The 25 most species-rich plant families in the Australian Flora (based on the data in Volume 1 Flora of Australia 2nd edition 1999) are the four monocotyledon families Poaceae, Orchidaceae, Cyperaceae and Liliaceae (sensu 1999) and the 22 dicotyledonous plant families Myrtaceae, Fabaceae, Asteraceae, Proteaceae, Mimosaceae, Ericaceae, Euphorbiaceae (sensu 1999), Goodeniaceae, Rutaceae, Chenopodiaceae, Lamiaceae, Scrophulariaceae, Myoporaceae, Rubiaceae, Sapindaceae, Solanaceae. Sterculiaceae, Verbenaceae, Apiaceae, Malvaceae and Rhamnaceae.

Additional plant families will be incorporated into this module in discussion with participants as being of relevance in the local area/region e.g. Restionaceae and Lauraceae in south-east Queensland or vine forest families in tropical vine forest areas such as the Central Queensland Coast or Wet Tropics Bioregions.


  • Gold Coast
  • Brisbane and Sunshine Coast
  • Townsville
  • Cairns

Standard training courses require 2 days/module if taken individually | Places are Limited.

Bookings & Enquiries

Dr Olsen (LAMR Pty Ltd 0407330781)

Discounted and custom-designed courses offered for students, teachers and conservation groups.