Plant origins

We are investigating the origins of plant life on land and the evolution of basic plant organs, tissue systems, and life cycles. 

Our research is based primarily on fossil evidence from the Palaeozoic Era, but we collaborate with other research groups using living model organisms to investigate similar questions.

Find out about our current projects below.

  • Baragwanathia longifolia, clubmoss.
    Reading the Rocks project

    Investigating the origins and early diversification of plant and arthropod life on land.  

  • PLANT ORIGINS-ITN.
    PLANTORIGINS-ITN

    A collaborative research project investigating life cycle evolution and the origins of tissue systems in plants.

Plant origins researchers