Our purpose

Innovation through collaboration


The Frontiers of Restoration Ecology team is dedicated to improving restoration success through innovation, for the benefit of the natural world and society alike. We recognise that our planet is rapidly changing and believe that to respond, we need solutions based on cutting-edge science.

The group is led by Martin Breed and brings together expertise from a diverse range of disciplines – from evolutionary biology to population genomics, plant ecology to ecophysiology, to public health and biotechnology. Having such a diverse team allows us to tackle problems from multiple angles.

The collaborative nature of the team enables us to work across several fields and we combine our expertise with modern genomics, bioinformatics and statistics. 

Research highlights so far include pioneering the integration of genomics into restoration science, leading the development of the Microbiome Rewilding Hypothesis, enhancing the benefits to society from biodiverse urban green spaces, and contributing to the global revision of seed sourcing strategies under global change.

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