Dr Ben Miller is Director of Science at Kings Park and Botanic Gardens, part of the Western Australian Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority. Kings Park Science is a global leader in restoration ecology science, and works closely with mining and extraction industries to undertake practical research that builds capacity in post-mine biodiversity outcomes. Ben is a plant ecologist with specific interests in plant conservation, fire ecology, urban ecology and ecosystem restoration across the state. His research has included studies of the ecology and restoration requirements of plant species threatened by iron ore mining in Western Australia; the ecology of long-lived trees in New Caledonia; community ecology and vegetation patterns in hyper-arid Pakistan; fire and spatial ecology of shrublands in Western Australia; as well as projects developing conservation strategy in Saudi Arabia.