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A unique opportunity has arisen at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) to head up a global initiative working in over 50 countries as Head of International Conifer Conservation Programme (ICCP). Many people believe conifers are quite common,…
Tropical regions are some of the most biodiverse parts of our planet, but are also the least known, least resourced, and often most vulnerable to human impact. Not only are many plants threatened with extinction, but also as many as one-fifth of…
Seasons are often considered to be a phenomenon of temperate zones. But tropical regions also have regular, distinct seasons, caused by patterns of rainfall, drought, fire and even frost. In fact, around half of the world’s tropics are too dry…
Racial Justice Report
Achieving meaningful change The Black Lives Matter protests of summer 2020 led to heightened awareness of the colonial origins of European heritage organisations including botanic gardens. In response, and as part of broader commitments to racial…
The Herbarium at RBGE will only consider loans from recognised institutes and not from individuals. All loan requests should come from the Curator or Director of the researcher’s institute. A pdf copy of this letter can be sent by email…
Prof Roy Watling
Roy is an RBGE mycologist (retired). He received an MBE for contributions to mycology, particularly recognising his teaching and support for amateurs as well as professional mycologists based in the global south. He received the Royal Society of…
Dr Catherine Kidner
Kidner Lab Understanding Diversity We are interested in determining the genetics underlying differences between species. We would like to know how many genetic changes and what type of changes determine differences in plant growth and form. A…
Dr Mark Newman
I’m convinced of the urgent need to document life on Earth at a time of very rapid loss of species and habitats, in order to keep as many species as possible for future generations to enjoy. Fieldwork and careful morphological study of herbarium…
Briggitthe Melchor Castro
I am a Peruvian botanist and researcher with MSc in Plant Systematics from Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santa in Brazil and BSc in Biological Sciences-Botany from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Peru, where my studies focused on…
Dr Henry Noltie, Research Associate
After studying botany at Oxford, and Museum Studies at Leicester, Henry Noltie worked at RBGE from 1986 to 2017 as a curator and taxonomist. For 14 years he worked on the Flora of Bhutan project, leading the team for its concluding years. He wrote…
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