Denis Filer

Research Interests

I study and document plant diversity. At Oxford Plant Sciences, my work focuses on the development and implementation of BRAHMS. BRAHMS is database management software for preserved and living natural history collections, taxonomic research and biogeographic study. It is used to manage botanic gardens, seed banks, herbaria and other museum based natural history collections, images and literature. Read more about BRAHMS:

  • A taxonomic monograph of Ipomoea integrated across phylogenetic scales.

  • Accumulation over evolutionary time as a major cause of biodiversity hotspots in conifers.

  • Producing a plant diversity portal for South Africa

  • An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots'

  • Widespread mistaken identity in tropical plant collections.

  • Taxonomy in the electronic age and an e-monograph of the papaya family (Caricaceae) as an example

  • A catalogue of the vascular plants of the Caatinga Phytogeographical Domain: a synthesis of floristic and phytosociological surveys

  • Creating an Online World Flora by 2020: A perspective from South Africa

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