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Martin Breed

(he, him)
Associate Professor in Biology, Flinders University

Martin is a scholar of restoration ecology, ecosystem health, and genomics at Flinders University. Some career highlights include working with the UN and WHO on the links between biodiversity and human health via the microbiome, serving as a patron for the IUCN Species Survival Commission, and teaching amazingly resilient and optimistic students during COVID-19. He runs a close-knit research group that develops solutions to pressing global issues. Examples of their work include working on optimising biodiverse urban green spaces to maximise human health and biodiversity; pioneering the use of genomics to improve ecosystem restoration; and harnessing the power of plant-microbe interactions to improve ecosystem outcomes under global change. He is a passionate university educator who aims to enable the next generation to turn around the global environmental tide from decline and degradation to repair and restoration.


  • 2023–present
    Adjunct professor, Flinders University
  • 2021–2023
    Senior lecturer, Flinders University
  • 2019–2021
    Lecturer, Flinders University
  • 2015–2019
    Research fellow, Adelaide University


  • 2013 
    Adelaide University, PhD in Biology
  • 2008 
    Uppsala University, MSc in Evolutionary Biology
  • 2006 
    James Cook University, BAppSci in Environmental Science & Zoology