Mark Delaney

Senior Ecologist

MSc (Hons) Conservation ecology, BSc (Geography and ecology)

Specialising in

  • Freshwater ecology
  • Stream ecological valuations and stream and waterway conservation classification
  • Terrestrial ecology
  • Development impact assessments


Mark has over 10 years’ experience working on numerous ecological projects in both consultancy and academic contexts.  Mark has a proven track record of developing and conducting ecological monitoring programmes which meet specific objectives within defined timeframes. 

His experience includes biological sample collection and processing, stream ecological valuations (SEV) assessments, native freshwater fish surveys, environmental monitoring and writing of freshwater and terrestrial assessment of effects reports

He has also been involved in the classification of streams under the Auckland Regional Plan: Air Land and Water and the proposed Auckland Unitary Plan.

Mark completed his BSc at the University of Auckland in 2005 and his master’s from Massey University in Albany in 2009, he has contracted for Auckland Council and the Department of Conservation – and also spent two years overseas crewing on a superyacht – and joined Bioresearches in 2015.

Mark recognises ongoing development is necessary but says the key is finding the right way to go ahead without degrading the environment.


Key projects include

  • Ara Tuhono Puhoi-Wellsford motorway extension and Matakana link – conservation advice and freshwater assessments
  • Brookby Quarry expansion stream surveys and ecological monitoring
  • Environmental discharge monitoring for Watercare Services Kawakawa Bay and Te Puru treatment plants