Researcher biography

Professor Mulligan is the current director of UQ's Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation.  He has a background in plant physiology and ecology.  He was awarded the Australian Minerals and Energy Environment Foundation Excellence Award in 1998 for “Outstanding Leadership in Mine Site Rehabilitation Research and Education”, and chaired the working group that developed the “Mine Rehabilitation” handbook as a part of the Australian Government’s series on Leading Practice in Sustainable Development for the Mining Industry.  He is active on many industry and government committees and plays a major role as an advisor of research students in the areas of environmental science, mine site rehabilitation and mine closure.