Botany research


World Museum's botany collections form a nationally and internationally significant research collection and we welcome enquiries.

The department's curatorial work is focussed upon the interpretation, display and documentation of the collections contributing to their development.

Our work

Botanical research at world museum currently follows four strands:

  • Algal research
  • Diatom research
  • Non-lichenised fungi research (bark and wood inhabiting Ascomycetes)
  • Carex (sedge) research

Current botanical work is focussed on systematics and biodiversity.

Our research informs species conservation and general site management locally, nationally and internationally. Research explores the significance of existing collections, uses the collection as a reference tool and builds contemporary collections through fieldwork.

You can visit our staff profiles to see our specific areas of interest.

Further reading

Publications by our Botany curators [pdf]