Professor Maurizio Rossetto
Head of Research Centre for Ecosystem Resilience, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
See Dr Rossetto’s full research profile here.
Research outputs linked to policy change and decision-making
- Developed and currently lead Restore & Renew, a multi-million-dollar, world-first project using cutting-edge technology to provide ecological restoration practitioners across NSW with the latest science to restore resilient and adaptable ecosystems. Restore & Renew fills a critical knowledge gap by equipping agencies, land managers and restoration practitioners with easy-to-access genomic, environmental and ecological information online. The scale and analytical power of this project is unprecedented, with tens of thousands of plant samples collected across NSW, analysed and interpreted to directly inform management and conservation activities.
- Leading multiple conservation genomics projects within the Saving our Species (NSW) framework and leading to direct management and conservation actions (e.g. genetically informed translocations, ex-situ germplasm storage, etc). Since 2016, 16 threatened projects have been initiated or successfully completed.
- Professor Rossetto is currently finalising a large integrated research project funded by a mining industry partner and aimed at developing innovative science in support of mine site restoration.
Roles on government or regional organisation committees
- As part of NSW government, Professor Rossetto have contributed to and participated in multiple committees through the years (internal Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Office of Environment and Heritage, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment) relating to biodiversity management, threatened species conservation and landscape-level monitoring.
Links with non-government groups or networks
- involved in multiple industry-related projects (e.g. management of threatened species with NSW Roads and Maritime Services) and in support of community groups (e.g. currently working on an Environmental Trust NSW-funded project to develop rainforest seed production areas for the Big Scrub Landcare group).
Current projectCompleted project
NESP RLH, 2021-2027NESP, 2015-2021NERP, 2012-2015TRaCK, 2005-present