Mark Hughes

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh







I am a member of staff in the Tropical Diversity section researching the diversity and biogeography of the Indonesian flora.

My research focus is documenting and explaining the species richness in the mega-diverse genus Begonia. My research has two strands, one based on classical herbarium taxonomy and the other focusing on biogeography from regional to continental scales. My taxonomic work in Indonesia is based in Sumatra and Kalimantan. This underpins my biogeographic research, which brings together distributional, molecular, geological, and climatic data to create synthetic hypotheses explaining current patterns of diversity in the genus. Further information and publications can be found here.