Professor Stephen Hopper - research and areas of interest
Professor Stephen Hopper was the 14th Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (2006 - 2012). Find out more about his research and areas of interest.
Research interests during his time at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
- Evolution, systematics and conservation of the southwest Australian biodiversity hotspot.
- Elucidation of new aspects of vertebrate pollination ecology, flora conservation and conservation genetics applied to the Australian flora.
- The revision of phytogeographic concepts and regionalisation for the ancient landscapes of south-western Australia and the Greater Cape Region of South Africa.
- Origins of plant species richness in the world’s Mediterranean climate regions.
- The development of collaborative international programs on the biogeography and conservation of granite outcrop floras.
- The development of new theory relating to the evolution and conservation of biodiversity on old and young landscapes.
Research projects during his time at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
- Granite outcrop plants - biogeography, evolution and conservation
- Haemodoraceae - phylogenetics, biology and conservation
- Old, climatically-buffered, infertile landscapes – evolution and conservation of biodiversity
- Systematics, evolution and conservation of Australian orchids
- Systematics and conservation of Western Australian eucalypts
Research students during his time at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
|Alea Faber||Ecology and phylogenetics of rare granite outcrop Paracaleana (Duck Orchids)||Kings Park and Botanic Garden / School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia||Prof. Stephen Hopper, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Dr. Pieter Poot, University of Western Australia|
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