Professorial Chair

Professorial Chair in Botany Secured for the Future

Major gifts have endowed the Adrienne Clarke Chair of Botany to support innovative research that supports Australia's future.

Professor Mark Burgman currently holds the Adrienne Clarke Chair of Botany. His interdisciplinary centre (CEBRA) includes botanists, ecologists, statisticians, and mathematical modellers. The centre works with both the Australian Government and New Zealand Department of Primary Industry to develop new methods, protocols and tools for biosecurity risk analysis.

Professor Burgman also works in the area of species invasions and biodiversity conservation.

  • Professor Mark Burgman FAA

    Director of the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA)

Adrienne Clarke Chair of Botany

This fund enables us to recruit and retain distinguished researchers and support their research programs. The fund was established by The Foundation to honour Adrienne Clarke FAA ATSE AC who was a Laureate Professor in the School of Botany until 2005. Professor Clarke is one of Australia's most distinguished plant scientists working in the field of molecular biology of plants, particularly plant reproduction, self-incompatibility and plant resistance to insect attack and fungal diseases. She has made a major contribution to Australian industry, business and government.

Professor Mark Burgman, Director of the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA) currently holds the Adrienne Clarke Chair of Botany. His interdisciplinary centre includes botanists, ecologists, statisticians, and mathematical modellers. The centre works with both the Australian Government and New Zealand Department of Primary Industry to develop new methods, protocols and tools for biosecurity risk analysis. Mark also works in the area of species invasions and biodiversity conservation.