Michael Francis Fay

Author citation (botany) Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society Botanical name
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Michael Francis Fay (born 1960) is a British geneticist and botanist currently serving as Senior Research Leader, Conservation Genetics, at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


After studying at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, Fay was awarded a PhD in 1989, having started working at Kew in 1986. In 2000, he was awarded the Bicentenary Medal of the Linnean Society, and has served on its governing council for several terms since 2003. He is currently Chair of the Orchid Specialist Group of the Species Survival Commission of IUCN.[1] He serves as chief editor of the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society.[2] Fay researches conservation genetics.


  1. ^ "Fay, Mike". Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Archived from the original on 24 March 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Editorial Board -publisher=OxfordUniversityPress". Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  3. ^ IPNI.  M.F.Fay.