Our People

Keystone Ecology staff are experienced in their field and aim to deliver objective results. All of our staff are passionate about what they do and will work with our clients to achieve the best outcome for both them and the habitat concerned.


Niall Mugan, B.Sc. (Hons.)

General Manager

Niall is a life-long conservationist and passionate ornithologist. He has previously worked for the National Trust in the UK, for Birdwatch Ireland, and as a Ranger for the Teignbridge District Council in Devon, England. Niall started Keystone Ecology here in New Zealand in 2013 with the aim of providing sound ecological guidance and long-term environmental solutions for the Canterbury region.

Vicki Meyer, B.Sc.

Senior Field Ecologist, Health and Safety Officer

Vicki has been in the conservation industry for over eight years. Prior to joining Keystone Ecology in 2014, she spent a number of years with the Department of Conservation in Christchurch, during which time she worked in pest fish management, weed control, and threatened species monitoring. Vicki is passionate about all aspects of conservation, with a particular interest in aquatic species monitoring and habitat management.

Davena Watkin, B.Sc. (Hons.)

Field Ecologist, Entomologist

Davena is a recent Ecology graduate from Lincoln University. She holds a First Class Honours degree in Conservation and Ecology, and has 3 years' hands-on field experience in ecological management around the Canterbury and Selwyn regions. In her spare time, she pursues her interests in landscape photography and entomology.

Yvette Williams

Field Ecologist

Growing up in North Canterbury and being tangata whenua, Yvette is not short on passion for Christchurch and surrounding areas. Prior to Keystone, Yvette participated in volunteer conservation days such as planting and coastal clean-ups. Yvette is an environmental advocate for her neighbourhood of New Brighton, and has assisted in many earthquake-related community events, where she also utilises her passion for music and entertaining.