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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.




Professor Charles Godfray

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Oxford University
What's your favourite monocot and why?: 

Choosing a favourite monocot is nigh on impossible but I’ve gone for a classic New Zealand tussock grass, Chionochloa rubra. My mother was a New Zealander and though I’ve never lived there I’ve visited a number of times and love walking in the mountains with their fabulous flora often dominated by tussock grass. I grow this species amongst other New Zealand plants in my garden in Oxfordshire.

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Charles Godfray is a population biologist with a strong interest in biodiversity informatics and web-taxonomy. He has worked with the Natural History Museum and Kew groups on the CATE project (Creating a Taxonomic eScience) and will lead the developer group at Oxford.

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