Simone Pedrini is a lecturer in environmental restoration at the School of Molecular and Life Sciences a Curtin University.
His primary focus is optimising the native seed supply chain for ecological restoration, from seed collection and production, seed processing, quality testing, dormancy treatment, seed enhancement, and seed use in the field. He was co-founder and managing director of the first Italian native plant nursery and seed supplier, Flora Conservation (2012 to 2015).
He obtained a PhD in “Seed enhancement technology application to native seeds” from Curtin University (2015-2019). Simone is a certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner, Chair of the International Network for Seed-Based Restoration and advisor to the European Native Seed Producers Association.