Dr Alex Monro
I am a taxonomist, systematist and field botanist, specialising in the eudicot flowering plant family Urticaceae and the production of tools to support the sustainable use and conservation of biological diversity with an emphasis on livelihoods and rural communities.
- DPhil, 2007
- BA Hons, 1989
Monro, A. K., Bystriakova, N. & González, F. (2017)
Are landscape attributes a useful shortcut for classifying vegetation in the tropics? A case study of La Amistad International Park.
Biotropica 49: 848–855.
Monro, A. K. et al. (2017)
A first checklist to the vascular plants of La Amistad International Park (PILA), Costa Rica-Panama.
Phytotaxa 322: 1–283.
Lander, T. A. & Monro, A. (2015)
Conservation of Brosimum alicastrum, an underutilized crop and keystone forest tree species; a potential win–win for conservation and development in Latin America.
Biodiversity & Conservation 24: 1917–1930.
Monro A.K., (2014).
In: Flora Mesoamericana 2(3), Gerrit Davidse, Mario Sousa S., Sandra Knapp and Fernando Chang (eds), Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis: 116–174.
Wu, Z.-Y., Monro, A.K., Milne, R.I., Wang, H., Yi, T.-S., Liu, J. & Li, D.-Z. (2013)
Molecular phylogeny of the nettle family (Urticaceae) inferred from multiple loci of three genomes and extensive generic sampling.
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 814-827.
Systematics, taxonomy and evolution of the nettle family, Urticaceae
Building a new classification and discovering the drivers of diversification at the generic and species level.
Tropical Important Plant Areas (TIPAs) in Bolivia
Identifying Tropical Important Plant Areas in the Chiquitano ecoregion of Bolivia and bordering Brazil.
Building a partnership of systematic excellence – a checklist of selected families of Boyacá
Creating a hard-copy publication of an annotated checklist of the Myrtaceae and Fabaceae of Boyacá, Colombia, supported by an online catalogue of specimen data.