Angiosperm research

We are finding new foods by searching for wild relatives of crops, creating tools for biodiversity conservation and assessing how threatened plants are globally.

Fern research

Our scientists are focusing on the origin and conservation of fern diversity through time by studying fern population genetics and phylogenetics.

Evolution of fern diversity

Bryophyte research

We are focusing on the exploration, description and monitoring of bryophyte flora in the tropics, as indicators of the quality and health of their ecosystems.

Phylogeny and DNA taxonomy of derived liverworts

Core research labs

Our core research lab teams are available for complex on-site imaging, molecular analysis and conservation of biological samples.


Undertake professional and postgraduate training in plant sciences. 

British and Irish herbarium

An important resource for scientists studying climate and vegetation changes.

Rhodobryum roseuml

Bryophyte collections

We house one of the largest bryophyte herbaria with over 900,000 specimens and 32,000 type specimens.

Sori of sword fern, Polystichum munitum

Fern collections

Our important collection include major historical and modern fern collections and over 280,000 specimens.

Attend seminars and conferences for scientists

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