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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.




Mr Edward Baker

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Natural History Museum
What's your favourite monocot and why?: 

My interest in plants comes from an interest in the phytophagous stick- and leaf-insects (order Phasmida). Relatively few of these insects have exclusive associations with particular plant species, and those that do tend to have functional wings in both sexes. One unusual flightless genus, Megacrania, does have a close (although not exclusive) association with the monocot genus Pandanus.

Photo: Paul Brock. Megacrania batesii feeding on Pandanus tectorius. Etty Bay, Queensland, Australia.

Personal interets/role in project: 

My role in eMonocot is to develop the Scratchpads platform for the needs of eMonocot users. This will allow user communities to collect data within their Scratchpad and then submit it to the main eMonocot project.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by: Vince Smith, Simon Rycroft, Dave Roberts, Ben Scott...