Cladogenesis and niche evolution in Madagascan forests
The palms of Madagascar as a window on the evolution of the island's forests.
I am responsible for managing the RBG Kew molecular biology and genetics laboratory facilities. We undertake a range of highly-specialised techniques, including DNA extraction, plant and fungal Sanger sequencing, next generation sequencing (MiSeq) and population-genetics (DNA micro-satellites and Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphisms). We train and supervise staff, students and visiting researchers, and support Royal Botanic Gardens Kew science projects, by providing experimental design, project management, troubleshooting and costing for grant submissions. I also work closely with the Kew Innovation Unit to undertake ethical commercial activities and am leading the development of novel techniques to further expand Kew’s fundraising capabilities.
Devey, D. S., Forest, F. L., Rakotonasolo, F., Ma, P., Dentinger, B. T. M. & Buerki, S. (2009)
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Devey, D. S. & Clarkson, J. J. (2009)
Taxon 58(1): 7-15. Available online
Devey, D. S., Bateman, R. M., Fay, M. F. & Hawkins, J. A. (2009)
Annals of Botany 101(3): 385–402. Available online
Devey, D. S., Bateman, R. M., Fay, M. F. & Hawkins. J. A. (2009)
Annals of Botany 104(3):483-95. Available online
CBOL Plant Working Group. (2009)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America 106:12794-7. Available online