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

CONSERVATION and 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

INTERNATIONAL CONIFER CONSERVATION PROGRAMME

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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