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S.D. Hopper

Steven D. Hopper is a professor at the University of Western Australia. He is a conservation biologist, trained and widely published in in evolution, ecology and taxonomy. His research and teaching interests are broad, with specialist expertise in eucalypts, the plant family Haemodoraceae (containing kangaroo paws), orchids, plants of granite outcrops,rare plants and pollination by vertebrates.

Hybridization Rates Are Reduced On The World’s Oldest Landscapes

Natural hybridization between species has been known since the discovery of sex in plants in the late 1600s. Today, with the benefit of DNA technology, we now know that hybridization occurs in at least 40% of plant families. Orchids show […]