About Chris Thorogood
Dr Chris Thorogood is the Deputy Director and Head of Science of the University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum, and a lecturer in biology at the University of Oxford’s Department of Plant Sciences. Chris’s research focusses on the evolution of parasitic and carnivorous plants, conservation of parasitic plants, plant diversity in the Mediterranean Basin and Japan, and the biomimetic applications of plants. Chris is an ambassador for public engagement with plant sciences and is a panellist for BBC Radio 4’s ‘Gardeners’ Question Time’. Chris is a wildlife artist, botanical illustrator, and an international best-selling author of specialist field guides and popular titles.