Dr Richard J Gornall

Senior Lecturer

Director of the Botanic Garden & Curator of the Herbarium


Adrian Building, Room 324

Tel: 3394 (internal)

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3394 - Herbarium office

Tel: +44 (0)116 271 2933 - Botanic Garden

Fax: +44 (0)116 252 2791

Email: rjg@leicester.ac.uk

Personal details

Graduated from University of British Columbia, PhD in Botany, 1980

Director of Botanic Garden & Curator of the Herbarium (since 1999)



My teaching focuses on a range of biological and botanical topics in the context of biodiversity, taxonomy and evolution.


Research interests include: plant taxonomy, systematics and evolution, with a focus on:

  • taxonomic and biosystematic studies of the Saxifragaceae, using morphological, anatomical and molecular data;
  • floristic accounts for various genera of the Saxifragaceae for the Flora of North America, Flora of China and Flora of Nepal.  Currently writing an account of Saxifraga for the Flora of the Pan-Himalaya
  • studies of gene flow, genetic diversity and evolution in aquatic plants (esp. Potamogeton and Callitriche)



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Department of Genetics
University of Leicester

Adrian Building
University Road
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3374
E Mail: genetics@le.ac.uk

Head of Department
Professor Jacqui Shaw

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