Dr Sean Bellairs is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Engineering, IT and Environment, specialising in plant science research and teaching. His research areas focus on restoration of native vegetation on mine sites and other disturbed lands, ecosystem development, seed biology, development of success criteria for ecological restoration and commercial use of native plants. This includes commercialisation of native Australian rice. Sean Bellairs holds a PhD in Ecological Restoration and recently won an award from the Extractive Industry Association of the NT. Publications include a review of tropical seed biology and a textbook chapter on restoration of tropical savanna.