By Curtin University

Congratulations to Professor Kingsley Dixon, whose discovery of the chemical in smoke that stimulates germination in Australian plant species has set him on a journey that has seen him awarded the title of John Curtin Distinguished Professor.

“We’ve had species in our laboratory collections, which have gone extinct just after we’ve collected them, so having those and protecting them and then attempting to rebuild their damaged landscapes has been important.”

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About John Curtin Distinguished Professors

The title of John Curtin Distinguished Professor is Curtin’s highest honour for academic staff. It recognises nationally and internationally renowned researchers who have demonstrated exceptional skills in teaching or research, or scholarly, creative and artistic achievements.