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School of Science, Psychology and Sport

Prof Singarayer Florentine - Research

Current research projects/students

Research projects

  • Restoration of arid woodlands
  • Investigation of the spread of native Acacia longifolia subsp longifolia species into native habitats SE Victoria: understanding the causes of, and management strategies for, this native invasive species
  • NSW - Managing Malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata) populations: Using aerial photography and fire age history

Research interests



  • 2017 – Federal Government for Australian Award for University Teaching Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
  • 2017 – Dean’s Award for Outstanding Contribution field based teaching (Group Award)
  • 2016 – Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
  • 2012 – Short-term fellowship Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Awarded, but didn’t take it up due to family related reasons)
  • 2010 – Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Leadership
  • 2008 – One of the Top 10 lecturers of the year, Uni jobs Australia
  • 2004 – Sir Winston Churchill Fellowship – Top 5 short listed for the final Victoria State Australia.
  • 2003 – Recipient of the prestigious Ian Potter Fellowship to study at the Tree-Ring   Research Laboratory at Arizona University, USA
  • 1996 – Curtin University Postgraduate Research Scholarship Award
  • 1995 – Mulga Research Centre Postgraduate Research Scholarship Award
  • 1990 – World Bank Scholarship Award to pursue MSc (Forestry)

Professional memberships and associations

  • Member of Weed Society of Victoria
  • The Institute of Foresters Australia
  • Member of Institute of Biology United Kingdom (CBiol., M. I. Biol.)
  • Member of Ecological Society of Australia
  • International weeds Science Society: USA, US (Life member)
  • Asian Pacific Weed Science Society: Melbourne, AU (Life member)

Community engagement

  • Advisory Group Member of Glenelg-Hopkins CMA
  • Advisory Group Member of Victorian Gorse Task Force