Janet Klein

Janet kneeling in grass, digging a hole to plant a tree

Janet has a keen and active interest in natural resource management primarily in its application through agricultural business, with an emphasis on sustainable viticulture and landscape regeneration. In 2001, she cofounded Ngeringa Vineyards, one of Australia’s first certified biodynamic vineyard and winery and now a renowned leader in biodynamic fine wine production and sustainable farming. Janet has held various industry positions representing sustainable production and is passionate about conservation community-engagement. She holds various board positions relating to biodiversity conservation.

Concerned with anthropogenic impact on ecosystems, Janet has recently returned to academia to undertake an investigation of microplastics in marine biota along the South Australian coastline. Her research is supported by Flinders University’s Conservation and Symbiosis Lab and the Lirabenda Foundation.