Dr Alex Monro

Research Leader


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., (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. 

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