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e-Monocot is a NERC funded consortium between Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Oxford University and the Natural History Museum.


Grant no's 279981, 279984 & 279970. Period, Nov./Dec. 2010 to Oct./Nov. 2013.




Dr Abigail Barker

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What's your favourite monocot and why?: 

My favourite monocot reflects my upbringing in Connemara, Ireland. It is the Common spotted orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii (Orchidaceae). It is a beautiful flower which always amazed me when I happened upon it. It may appear modest in comparison with its exotic relatives, but in flower its simplicity is a thing of great beauty.

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Abigail Barker is the Science Applications Manager at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew with overall responsibility for the development and maintenance of all science & horticulture applications. She is a co-investigator on eMonocot responsible for overseeing the work of the Kew ICT team member and for liaising with the Kew-based eMonocot content team. She aims to ensure that the outputs of the ICT team can be sustained by Kew post-project.

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