Project ESR12: EDGE-MED. Identification of evolutionarily distinct, globally endangered and potentially valuable medicinal plant species

PhD  Fellow: Paul Wennekes

Supervision: Dr. Julie Hawkins

Host Institution: School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading

Co-supervisors: Dr. Félix Forest, Kew Gardens (AC4).

This project will reconstruct a mega-phylogeny of European plants using published and newly generated sequence data, and use it to identify Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) species.

Duration: 3 years – start March 1st 2014.