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P. Mick Richardson     [ United States ]

Manager of Graduate Studies
Missouri Botanical Garden

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Like many Garden curators, Mick Richardson teaches botany at the undergraduate and graduate level. He is an adjunct professor at University of Missouri - St. Louis, where he teaches an annual course in plant systematics. He is a biochemist and is currently studying the evolution of toxic substances in land plants.

Dr. Richardson helps select the candidates and arranges the financial support graduate students need for classroom, lab and field studies. He also serves as academic mentor, colleague and, often, one-man support group. Mostly, though, Richardson sees his role as a player in a much larger mission - to educate the next generation of botanists and to develop botanical expertise in countries where biodiversity is threatened.

(Source: The Unseen Garden)

  • Ph.D., University of London, 1979
  • B.S., University of Durham, 1972
  • Interests
  • Phylogenetic methods
  • Evolution of chemical protection in land plants
  • Research Emphases
  • Phenolic compounds
  • Use of chemical data in phylogenetic analyis
  • Address
    Missouri Botanical Garden
    P.O. Box 299
    St. Louis, MO 63166-0299

    314-577-5176 (O)






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