Genetics & Conservation

Head: Dr Antje Ahrends

The work of the Genetics and Conservation section is organised into three themes
 1) Conservation and Ecology,  2) Conifer Conservation and 3) Molecular Ecology


Staff members:
Dr Antje Ahrends: Head of Genetics and Conservation
Dr Deborah Kohn (Daphne JacksonFellow): Bluebell ecology and conservation
Dr Heather McHaffie: Scottish plant conservation


Staff members:
Martin Gardner: Coordinator of the International Conifer Conservation Programme
Philip Thomas: Research Officer, International Conifer Conservation Programme
Dr Robert Mill: Conifer taxonomist, specialising in Podocarpaceae and Araucariaceae

MOLECULAR ECOLOGY(quick link to DNA barcoding)

Staff members:
Prof Pete Hollingsworth: Director of Science
Dr Markus Rusham: Plant Molecular Ecologist
Dr Jo Taylor (Daphne Jackson Fellow): Fungal biodiversity
Dr Aline Finger: Molecuar Ecologist
David Bell: DNA barcoding
Rhiannon Crichton (PhD student): Resortation genetics
Harriet Stone (PhD student): Euphrasia systematics

We also collaborate on many projects with Richard Ennos, Michelle Hollingsworth and Laura Forrest


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