Anna Haigh

Anna Haigh
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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Introduction

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Publications (13)
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The Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia project is a 2.5-year initiative led by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in collaboration with the Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute. Its aim is to develop pathways to enhance nature’s contribution to people in Colombia by increasing, consolidating and making accessible the knowledge of...
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Here, we present relevant records of three species that are new at national level (Carex jamesonii Boott and C. pseudomacloviana G.A.Wheeler for Bolivia, and C. ruthsatziae G.A.Wheeler for Argentina), six new regional records for Bolivia (C. acutata Boott, C. bonariensis Desf. ex Poir., C. crassiflora Kük., C. feddeana H.Pfeiff., C. fuscula d’Urv.,...
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Anthurium harleyi T.A.Pontes & Mayo, a new rupicolous species of Anthurium sect. Urospadix, is described from the rupestrian grassland (campo rupestre) vegetation of the northern region of the Chapada Diamantina, in central Bahia state, Brazil. The new species is endemic to this region, but closely related to A. erskinei Mayo from the central and s...
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This booklet provides an overview of Reflora for a general readership. Reflora is an initiative which aims to increase access to and use of Brazilian plant diversity information deposited in institutions within and outside Brazil. This booklet was developed in partnership between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (England) and the Jardim Botânico do R...
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This paper provides an up-to-date linear sequence of monocot families and genera (excluding Orchidaceae and Poaceae) based on current phylogenetic evidence. The sequence is provided in a numbered list of each of the 1225 genera in 75 monocot families, together with a complementary alphabetical list. The sequence represents a standardized tool for t...
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Anthurium morii, A. raimundii, A. talmonii and A. zappiae are proposed as new species from the state of Bahia in north-eastern Brazil. A. raimundii occurs in the restinga vegetation of the Bahian Atlantic Forest region, while the other three species are from the seasonally dry campo rupestre vegetation of the interior of the state. Descriptions, il...
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CATE (Creating a Taxonomic E-science) is a pilot project funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to test a model of internet taxonomy which aims to construct and maintain online a full descriptive taxonomic revision as a collective enterprise carried out by the specialist taxonomic community. The software application includes t...
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The crisis facing the conservation of biodiversity is reflected in a parallel crisis in alpha taxonomy. On one hand, there is an acute need from government and non-government organisations for large-scale and relatively stable species inventories on which to build major biodiversity information systems. On the other, molecular information will have...
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Haigh, A., Bogner, J., Boyce, P.C., Grayum, M.H., Kostelac, C., Croat, T.B., Hay, A., Hetterscheid, W.L.A., Keating, R., Lay, L., Mayo, S.J., Mora, M., Reynolds, L., Sellaro, M., & Wong S.Y. A new website for Araceae taxonomy on www.cate–araceae.org. Aroideana 31: 148–154 2008
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A new species of compound-leafed yam, Dioscorea bosseri Haigh & Wilkin is described and illustrated. It differs from D. bemarivensis Jum. & H. Perrier through having trifoliolate leaves on all stems. D. bemarivensis is always pentafoliolate, at least at the stem base. In addition, male flowers of D. bosseri are usually solitary and the anterior lea...

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Colombian plant and fungal richness can be turned into an economic resource to improve livelihoods of impoverished communities, reduce inequality and gender gap, and secure peace, by boosting its bioeconomy through the sustainable use of its biodiversity. This project proposes to do so, by: 1) documenting and conducting research into useful plants and fungi of Colombia; 2) disseminating scientific knowledge on useful plants and fungi of Colombia (e.g. through colplanta.org and a new landing page called tentatively colfungi.org); 3) developing a framework (Supply Chain Network - SCN) for creating sustainable value chains from plant and fungal diversity; and 4) using the framework of the SCN to improve impoverished communities’ livelihoods in three pilot areas. This cross-disciplinary project, seeing as a continuation of ColPlantA (2017-2019; £375,000), will receive £2,500,000 from the British Council - Office Colombia, for the period 2019-2022 (funds have been confirmed, and the British Council is awaiting for this review to prepare the terms of reference of the grant agreement). It requires broad-based expertise in botany across the six departments at Kew and LAA, involving 35 Kew researchers (23 existing staff and 12 to-be-hire), together with 6 researchers to be hired by the Instituto de Investigaciones en Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt (IAVH). Summary of scientific outputs and stats: - 15 manuscripts at £1500 each - 3 books (BO1, BO2, BO5), each at £10,000 - 5 booklets (BO3, BO4, BO6, BO7, BO8) each at £2,000 - 5 reports (RE1-RE5), each at £1000 - New dissemination materials for the yearly Science Festival - 3 international workshops - 2 new web platforms (ColFungi (landing page) and SCN (to be created and managed by IAVH, our in-country partner) - 1,000 new herbarium specimens processed and identified - 4 interns (3 months) and 2 research visitors (6 months) - 6 talks at international conferences - 15 research questions and 33 core activities The project will contribute to Kew Science Strategic Priority (SP) 1 - documenting global plant diversity and its uses for humanity, SP 2 - providing and curating data on the spatial distribution of useful plants from Kew’s collections, and SP 3 - communicating essential scientific knowledge to key stakeholders and policymakers. Also, it would directly contribute to PoWO/UPF, TIPAs, Digitising the collections and Training the Next Generation.