Professor in Plant Ecology, Murdoch University

Neal Enright is a Research Professor in the School of Environmental Science at Murdoch University. Current research foci are on the ecology and management of native plant species and communities in fire-prone ecosystems, and of climate change impacts on native vegetation of Mediterranean-climate type shrublands and woodlands. His research seeks to integrate field and experimental studies with laboratory, glasshouse and computer simulation analyses to address both pure and applied questions in plant ecology.

He has occupied research and teaching positions at McGill University (1979-82), the University of Auckland (1982-89), the University of Melbourne (1989-2008) and Murdoch University (2008+). His main areas of teaching and higher degree supervision are in plant population and community ecology and restoration ecology, and are strongly informed by the research that I do. I have published around 150 refereed journal papers and several edited books. Inquiries from prospective graduate students are welcomed.


  • 2008–present
    Professor, Murdoch University
  • 1989–2008
    Researcher, University of Melbourne
  • 1982–1989
    Researcher, University of Auckland
  • 1979–1982
    Researcher, McGill University