Prof Kingsley Dixon
John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Curtin University
Kingsley Dixon is a restoration biologist involved in restoration at the local community to industry and landscape scales. He was named the 2016 Western Australian Scientist of the Year.
As Foundation Director of Science at Kings Park and Botanic Garden for 32 years, Professor Dixon has established its research capacity in the conservation and restoration sciences building a group of over 50 scientists and graduate students. His programs emphasise ‘science-into-practice’, and has been funded by 44 industry partners, representing $24M of research funding in the past decade. As Curtin Professor at Kings Park and Botanic Garden since 2015, he has established new science partnerships, winning nationally competitive funding of $7.6M, creating the International Network for Seed-based Restoration and foundation Chair of the Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia.