Research

The Botanic Garden's collections are available to be used for research purposes.

This includes:

Undergraduate Projects

Biological Science undergraduates are welcome to consider projects based on plants and work relevant to the Botanic Garden.

Alison Foster (Acting Director) can act as supervisor for these projects.

In past years undergraduate project topics have included:

  • Examination of putative Euphorbia species in the Botanic Garden
  • Nothoscordum borbonicum in the Oxford Botanic Garden
  • Temporal patterns of freshwater algal diversity in ponds

 

Research Collaborations        

The Botanic Garden welcomes enquiries from researchers who wish to use the collections and / or the Garden in some way for research purposes.  Please visit our Research Projects page for more information about past and current projects.

A leaflet about our collections and their potential use for research can be downloaded here. Information about access to our collections with regard to the Nagoya protocol can be downloaded here.

Please contact Alison Foster (Acting Director) with a completed Research form outlining your request.

 

Pathways to Impact

The Botanic Garden is the perfect venue for academic researchers to use to engage with the public about their science.  We hold events and activities throughout the year at both the Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum.  Please contact us if you are interested in participating.

If you are an academic interested in working with the Botanic Garden or Harcourt Arboretum to deliver your Pathways to Impact, please contact Alison Foster, Acting Director (alison.foster@obg.ox.ac.uk).  More information about the kinds of impact activities that are possible can be downloaded here.