Prof. Beverley Glover

University of Cambridge
Conserving pollinators through research, education and citizen science

Beverley Glover is Professor of Plant Systematics and Evolution at the University of Cambridge, UK, and Director of the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. She studied plant and environmental biology at the University of St. Andrews, before completing her PhD at the John Innes Centre. Her main area of interest is the evolution and development of floral features that attract pollinating animals. She approaches questions of floral evolution in an integrative way, combining molecular genetic approaches to understand floral development with functional analyses using bumblebees and other pollinators. Where possible, these projects are carried out with regard to the phylogenetic context to understand how floral developmental programmes evolve. Her work provides insight into breeding programmes to maximize the attractiveness of crop flowers to pollinating insects.

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