Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Research Postgraduate







Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am interested in the classification and evolution of hairsedges (Cyperaceae) in Africa. Using an integrative approach, combining phylogenomics, morphology, ecology and biogeography, my project aims to gain a clear understanding of the diversity and evolution of Bulbostylis in Africa.

Prior to and alongside my PhD, I am working on the taxonomy and the conservation of Xyridaceae and Gesnericaceae in New Caledonia.


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Morel, Munzinger J. 2021.Novitates neocaledonicae. Taxonomy and nomenclature of the genus Xyris (Xyridaceae, Poales) in New Caledonia, with description of a new species. Phytotaxa, 502(3), 219-229. DOI

Morel, Munzinger J., Duminil J. 2021. Bopopia, a new genus of Gesneriaceae (Gesnerioideae - Coronanthereae) from New Caledonia. European journal of Taxonomy, 736(1), 82-101. DOI

Morel, Munzinger J. 2021. Multivariate morphometric analysis supported by an anatomical approach to assess species delimitation in the genus Xyris (Xyridaceae) in New Caledonia. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 196(3), 329-342. DOI