Welcome to Understanding Botanical Species Concepts
Welcome to Understanding Botanical Species Concepts. The purpose of this website is to help in stimulating research into further development of methodology for botanical alpha taxonomy.
This Scratchpad began during a postgraduate course (Nov-Dec 2012) at the Instituto de Biociências, Universidade de São Paulo (USP): The history of the concept of species in botany: reconciling theory and practice. The course was organized by Simon Mayo (Royal Botanic Gardens Kew) and Renato Mello-Silva (USP). The photos on the home page show the participants. We were very happy to welcome Kevin Nixon to the class while he was in town to give a lecture on homology at USP.