Science staff

The Science team undertakes integrated and innovative research in native plant biology, underpinning conservation and ecological restoration of Western Australia's unique biodiversity, and biodiversity generally. Successful conservation outcomes are achieved through world-class research and strategic alliances with industry, land managers, the community and other research organisations.

Research is focused in the key areas of restoration ecology, seed science, conservation genetics, conservation biotechnology, orchid conservation, and systematics, with a focus on extension to practitioners and land managers.

Scientists from the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority also play a key role in training future plant conservation scientists and practitioners through higher education. The Science team has a long history of successful post-graduate student supervision in collaboration with Western Australian universities and contributes to undergraduate teaching, predominantly in Conservation Biology and Restoration Ecology through the School of Plant Biology at the University of Western Australia.

  • Phone: (+61 8) 9480 3614

    Professor Kingsley Dixon

    Director of Science
    West Perth, Western Australia

  • Phone: (+61 8) 9480 3614

    Science Administration

    Administrative Assistant (Science)
    West Perth, Western Australia

  • Phone: (+61 8) 9480 3647

    Dr Eric Bunn

    Senior Research Scientist (Conservation Biotechnology)
    West Perth, Western Australia

  • Phone: (+61 8) 9480 3628

    Mr Bob Dixon

    Manager, Biodiversity and Extensions
    West Perth, Western Australia

  • Phone: (+61 8) 9480 3673

    Dr Siegy Krauss

    Senior Research Scientist (Conservation Genetics)
    West Perth, Western Australia

  • Phone: (+61 8) 9480 3623

    Dr Deanna Rokich

    Senior Research Scientist (Restoration Ecology)
    West Perth, Western Australia

  • Phone: (+61 8) 9480 3648

    Ms Keran Keys

    Technical Officer (Conservation Biotechnology)
    West Perth, Western Australia

  • Phone: (+61 8) 9480 3655

    Dr Janet Anthony

    Research Scientist (Conservation Genetics)
    West Perth, Western Australia

  • Phone: (+61 8) 9480 3631

    Dr Matt Barrett

    Research Scientist (Conservation Genetics)
    West Perth, Western Australia

  • Phone: (+61 8) 9480 3614

    Dr Russell Barrett

    Research Scientist (Plant Taxonomy)
    West Perth, Western Australia

  • Phone: (+61 8) 9480 3969

    Dr Lucy Commander

    Research Scientist (Seed Science)
    West Perth, Western Australia

  • Phone: (+61 8) 9480 3642

    Dr Carole Elliott

    Research Fellow (Conservation Genetics)
    West Perth, Western Australia

  • Phone: (+61 8) 9480 3922

    Mr Todd Erickson

    Research Scientist (Seed Science)
    West Perth, Western Australia

  • Phone: (+61 8) 9480 3916

    Dr Peter Golos

    Research Scientist (Restoration Ecology)
    West Perth, Western Australia

  • Phone: (+61 8) 9480 3969

    Dr Luis Merino Martin

    Research Scientist (Restoration Ecology)
    West Perth, Western Australia

  • Phone: (+61 8) 9480 3622

    Dr Ellery Mayence

    Research Scientist (Restoration Ecology)
    West Perth, Western Australia

  • Phone: (+61 8) 9480 3648

    Dr Anne Mathews

    Executive Manager (Pilbara Restoration Initiative)
    West Perth, Western Australia

  • Phone: (+61 8) 9480 3639

    Dr David Merritt

    Research Scientist (Seed Science)
    West Perth, Western Australia

  • Phone: (+61 8) 9480 3631

    Dr Ben Miller

    Research Scientist (Conservation Rare Flora)
    West Perth, Western Australia

  • Phone: (+61 8) 9480 3682

    Dr Belinda Newman

    Research Scientist (Orchid Conservation)
    West Perth, Western Australia