Dr D J Nicholas Hind

Research Leader


Accelerated Taxonomy



I have a specialist research interest in New World Compositae (especially Bolivia and Brazil), having taken part in several fieldtrips, described many new taxa, and written for a few Brazilian floristic accounts. I am constantly updating my on-line Preliminary annotated checklist of the Compositae of Bolivia and have also contributed several accounts to Neotropikey and edited several submissions. I also have an overview of the World’s Compositae and have contributed to several Old World floras and am currently completing the Compositae for Flora Zambesiaca. I am also editing the first draft for the Compositae volume for the Flora of Iraq. I have a keen historical interest in the collections and in the Herbarium. I regularly write for Curtis's Botanical Magazine, referee for several international journals. I manage a small team of curatorial staff.

  • BSc (Hons), Botany, Univ. Reading, 1978
  • PhD, Univ. Reading, 1989


  • Member of the Collections Committee, Linnean Society of London (ongoing)
  • Associate Editor, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society (ongoing)
  • Editorial Committee, Curtis's Botanical Magazine (ongoing)
  • Member of the 'Corpo Editorial', Sitientibus, Série Ciências Biológicas(ongoing)
  • Member of the 'Conselho Editorial', Rodriguésia – Journal of the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro (ongoing)
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Turkish Journal of Botany (ongoing)
  • Chair, General & Scientific Committees, Margaret Mee Fellowship Programme (ongoing)
  • Secretary, Linnean Club

Fagg, C. W, Lughadha, E. N., Milliken, W., & Hind, D. J. N. (2014).

Useful Brazilian plants listed in the manuscripts and publications of the Scottish medic and naturalist George Gardner (1810-1849).

Journal of Ethnopharmacology 161: 18–29.

Hind, D. J. N. (2011)

An annotated preliminary checklist of the Compositae of Bolivia.Version 2