Michael is a plant biologist specialising in seed dormancy, germination physiology, and restoration ecology. Holding a Ph.D. from Curtin University, where his research investigated seed dormancy and its implications for biodiversity restoration in Southwest Australia. Currently, Michael is focused on devising restoration solutions for some of the region’s most endangered ecological communities. His role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities, from researching plant ecology and biology to designing and executing restoration plans. Collaborating with fellow researchers, government bodies, and industry stakeholders, Michael has been instrumental in delivering impactful research outcomes in Western Australia.