21 August 2019
As a Research Leader in the Asia team (Identification and Naming), my role is to carry out and develop floristic and systematic research on Asian plants. My specialist interest is the taxonomy and systematics of the Lamiaceae and Gesneriaceae. A particular focus is to better understand herbaceous plant diversity in the threatened rain forests of tropical SE Asia, using the species-rich genus Cyrtandra (Gesneriaceae) as a model group.
I also organise the NERC funded Applied Plant Taxonomy, Identification and Field Survey Skills course, and am co-ordinator for the ‘Plant Taxonomy and Diversity’ module in Kew’s MSc course in Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation, in partnership with Queen Mary University of London.
- BA (Hons), Univ. Oxford (Somerville College), 2000
- PhD, Univ. Edinburgh, 2003
- MSc (Science Communication), Imperial College 2010
- Kew Bulletin Editorial Board
- Edinburgh Journal of Botany Editorial Board
Tropical Important Plant Areas (TIPAs) in Indonesian New Guinea
Identifying Tropical Important Plant Areas of New Guinea, Indonesia to protect socio-economically important plant species.
Plant identification: tropical and temperate tools
Producing courses, handbooks and informal training in plant identification.
Unlocking the potential of Seasonal Forests to underpin Wallacea's green economy
Exploring the plant diversity of the Lesser Sunda Islands to help create a framework for ecologically viable economic development.
Li, B., Cantino, P.D., Olmstead, R.G., Bramley, G. L. C., Xiang, C.-L., Ma, Z.-H. , Tan, Y.-H. & Zhang,D.-X. (2016).
A large-scale chloroplast phylogeny of the Lamiaceae sheds new light on its subfamilial classification.
Scientific Reports 6:34343.
Utteridge, T. M. A. & Bramley, G. L. C. (2014).
The Kew Tropical Plant Families Identification Handbook.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Atkins, H. J., Bramley, G. L. C. & Clark, J. R. (2013).
Current knowledge and future directions in the taxonomy of Cyrtandra (Gesneriaceae), with a new estimate of species number.
Selbyana 31: 157–165
Bramley, G. L. C. (2013).
Kew Bulletin 68: 369-418.
Bramley, G. L. C. (2012).
Kew Bulletin 67: 213-223.