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Singarayer Florentine

Professor (Restoration Ecologist), Federation University Australia

Professor Singarayer Florentine (“Florry”) is a restoration and invasive species ecologist, with more than 25 years of experience in research and higher education teaching.

Florentine earned his PhD in 2001 from Curtin University in Western Australia, and then moved to Queensland where he worked as Weed Scientist with the Tropical Weeds Research Centre for 2 years.

For the last 20 years, at the University of Ballarat and Federation University, Professor Florentine has been active in a number of significant research projects. Florentine is one of the co-Directors of the newly established Research Centre Called The Future Regions Research Centre.

Florentine has received funds from ARC Linkage, State and Federal Government research grant. Finally, Florry was able to introduce this novel initiative, the Biodiversity across the Borders Conference, which proved to be a significant enhancement of the research culture within his discipline area. Since 2004, a total of seven very successful Biodiversity across the Borders Conferences have been staged.

Florentine received highly prestigious and competitive Federal Government award for University Teaching in 2017.

Teaching areas:
Restoration ecology and mine site rehabilitation
Arid zone ecology
Pest Plants and Animals
Final year Research Project


  • –present
    Professor, Federation University