Lunchtime Talk: Dr Peter Cuneo

Dr Peter Cuneo discusses the native vegetation of Sydney with a particular focus on native grasses and their role in landscape, identity and ecology. He delves into how native grasses are harvested and employed in degraded landscapes to restore resilience and native plant diversity.


Dr Peter Cuneo is responsible for the Seedbank Program at the Australian Plantbank which has a strong focus on NSW threatened species, and leads the natural areas strategy and conservation planning at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan. Peter’s current research focuses on the ecology and management of the invasive African olive, and on developing restoration techniques for grassy woodland ecosystems.