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Plants

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.

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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.

Opportunities

Undertake professional and postgraduate training in plant sciences. 

Jaltomata bicolor

0047 British and Irish herbarium 01FE

An important resource for scientists studying climate and vegetation changes.

03D6 Rhodobryum roseuml 0180

0041 Bryophyte collections 0216

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

045E Sori of sword fern, Polystichum munitum 0180

003C Fern collections 1D0B

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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