Dr. Terry McCosker
Terry is an internationally acclaimed educator and has worked in research, extension and property management in both government and private sectors for almost 55 years. Terry founded Carbon Link in 2007 with the vision of helping farmers to get paid for improving their soil.
Terry is widely recognised as an industry pioneer and is also the Founding Director of RCS Australia who are widely regarded as one of the leading regenerative agriculture training and advisory groups on the planet.
Andrew has over 30 years working across agriculture and finance. He has extensive experience in asset management and investment with a focus of agriculture.
Prior to starting as CarbonLink CEO, Andrew was the founding CEO for FutureFeed Pty Ltd, a company established by CSIRO to commercialise the Asparagopsis seaweed technology which when fed to ruminant livestock reduces methane emissions. He is a member of the Ag Food Fund which invests in listed and private agriculture businesses in Australia.
Chris leads business operations at CarbonLink and is responsible for our overall project, fieldwork, and laboratory operations. Chris has extensive experience in the application of ERF Soil Carbon methodologies, as well as a diverse range of experience in business, project management, contracting, and soil testing.
Chris has led development of CarbonLink's commercial capabilities and is driven by the business mission to regenerate agricultural landscapes.
Robert has worked in both government and private industry in soil science, GIS and IT related fields over the last 40 years (including founding a successful agricultural software business for 25 years). He is excited to be heading up such a talented group of scientists in the Research and Development team to build the systems necessary to measure soil carbon accurately and cost effectively.
Dr. Julie-Ann Malan
Julie-Ann embarked on her environmental science journey at James Cook University and later completed her PhD at Central Queensland University. Being a generalist researcher with a wide range of interests. She is currently immersed in the exciting field of soil organic carbon and soil carbon sequestration as a method to mitigate climate change. Her previous work focused on utilising precision agriculture to improve and protect river health and instream water quality.
With a wide range of experience in freshwater macro invertebrate identification, riparian restoration, terrestrial invasive plant identification, fish- and- mangrove habitat diversity, and laboratory analytical skills, she bridges the gap between environment and agricultural disciplines.
Dr. Sushil Lamichhane
Sushil works as a GIS Specialist in our mapping team. He has a decade of experience working with geospatial data in different aspects of agriculture and natural resources. He did his BSc in Agriculture from Tribhuvan University, Nepal; MSc in Applied GIS from Kingston University, UK and is about to complete his PhD in Digital Soil Mapping from the University of New England, Australia. His special interests include digital soil mapping, remote sensing, geostatistics, machine learning, soil survey and soil mapping.
His current research focus is to improve the prediction of Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) stocks using various environmental covariates in the rangelands of Australia so that the cost of sampling soils could be minimised and the variance of measured carbon be reduced so as to have a maximum possible creditable change in the SOC stocks.
Dr. Nicholas Anderson
Formally trained in Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR) via a Masters, PhD (CQUniversity), and a certificate for Fundamentals and Applications of NIR (University of Cordoba). Previously worked in fruit crop forecasting (quantity and quality) and consulting for Felix Instruments and Australia's Mango Industry Association. Nick aims to continually test and integrate cutting edge methods to improve the SCANS systems sensor accuracy for projection of soil carbon.
Charlie has extensive experience developing carbon abatement projects, including the first Australian Carbon Credits Units (ACCUs) generated from reducing emissions intensity in cattle. Prior to this Charlie supported agroforestry and carbon projects with the CSIRO. He is passionate about increased participation in carbon farming to improve primary productivity, profitability and resistance to drought.
Originally hailing from the Darling Downs, Corey has been working in the environmental and sustainability space for over 5 years. This direction followed on from his time in the Australian Defence Force, where he got a strong operational and engineering background working as a marine technician. He sees the carbon industry as an important driving force to improve country and productivity, while playing our part in reducing global greenhouse gas levels.
With a background implementing controlled grazing systems on his family properties in Qld over a 30 year period, which proved to be productive and profitable, while continuously improving the health of the landscape we operated on, means Stephen understands at ground level, what it takes to sequester carbon. So when the opportunity to be involved with Carbonlink presented itself in 2020, Stephen grabbed it with both hands, firmly believing carbon farming can be the catalyst to broad scale practise change in agriculture, resulting in healthy resilient landscapes, healthier food for consumers plus great outcomes for the environment and not to mention the value to agricultural businesses, for building and storing carbon in their soils.
Matz has worked as an IT Professional in Australia and overseas over the last 20+ years in roles ranging from leading technical teams developing desktop and web-based software applications through to hands-on software development and system admin on a range of platforms, mobile frameworks, IoT technologies, Linux system administration and cloud platform DevOps. Currently managing the software development for CarbonLink.