Shannon is an environmental scientist with knowledge in ecological and conservational biology, restoration and landscape ecology, and developmental and legislative issues relating to sustainable development. He is also knowledgeable in avian biology and behavioural ecology. He has experience in fauna habitat assessment and surveying, protected matters (flora and fauna) occurrence risk assessment, and environmental constraints analysis/ecological reporting. Shannon has conducted various fauna habitat assessments, participated in protected flora surveys, and undertaken wildlife handling activities including fauna spotting/catching and turtle tagging. Shannon has been instrumental in the environmental impact assessment for a proposed $60B dam in Queensland.
Shannon has performed EPBC Referral assessments for threatened ‘Swamp Tea-tree (Melaleuca irbyana) Forest of South-east Queensland’ and koalas. He has also performed habitat assessment for the cryptic and Endangered grey snake, Hemiaspis damelii, in the Western Downs Region, and conducted pre-dispersal surveys of flying fox roosts.