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Aguirre-Hudson, Begoña

Aguirre-Hudson, Begoña
Job title: 

Assistant Curator, Mycology

Identification and Naming
Joined Kew: 


Foreign languages: 

Spanish, Basque (mother tongue), basic French

Qualifications and appointments: 
  • BSc, Univ. of Oviedo, Spain, 1982
  • MSc, Univ. of the Basque Country, Spain, 1985
  • PhD, Univ. of Reading, UK, 1988
  • Council, British Lichen Society (1991-1992)

Assistance in fungarium curatorial duties, mainly the re-disposition of collections within the systematic arrangement of the fungarium; and provide further nomenclatural and taxonomic support to Collections staff. As a trained lichen taxonomist, l deal with routine identifications of lichenised, lichenicolous and other related ascomycetes, mainly pyrenomycetes.  I also provide general support to the Mycology team regarding general enquiries and section projects.

Selected publications: 

Hyde, K.D., Jones, E.B.G., Liu, J.K., Ariyawansa, H., Boehm, E., Boonmee, S., Braun, U., Chomnunti, P., Crous, P.W., Dai, D.Q., Diederich, P., Dissanayake, A., Doilom, M., Doveri, F., Hongsanan, S., Jayawardena, R., Lawrey, J.D., Li, Y.M., Liu, Y.X., Lucking, R., Monkai, J., Muggia, L., Nelsen, M.P., Pang, K.L., Phookamsak, R., Senanayake, I.C., Shearer, C.A., Suetrong, S., Tanaka, K., Thambugala, K.M., Wijayawardene, N.N., Wikee, S., Wu, H.X., Zhang, Y., Aguirre-Hudson, B., Alias, S.A., Aptroot, A., Bahkali, A.H., Bezerra, J.L., Bhat, D.J., Camporesi, E., Chukeatirote, E., Gueidan, C., Hawksworth, D.L., Hirayama, K., De Hoog, S., Kang, J.C., Knudsen, K., Li, W.J., Li, X.H., Liu, Z.Y., Mapook, A., McKenzie, E.H.C., Miller, A.N., Mortimer, P.E., Phillips, A.J.L., Raja, H.A., Scheuer, C., Schumm, F., Taylor, J.E., Tian, Q., Tibpromma, S., Wanasinghe, D.N., Wang, Y., Xu, J.C., Yacharoen, S., Yan, J.Y. & Zhang, M. (2013). Families of Dothideomycetes. Fungal Diversity 63: 1313.

Hawksworth, D.L., Aguirre-Hudson, M.B. & Ainsworth, M. (2014) Sphinctrina tigillaris, an overlooked species of Chaenothecopsis growing on Perenniporia meridionalis, a polypore new to the UK. Lichenologist 46: 729–732.

Aguirre-Hudson, B., Whitworth, I. & Spooner, B.M. (2011). J.M. Despréaux’ lichens from the Canary Islands and West Africa: an account of a 19th century collection found in an English archive. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 166: 185–211.

Aguirre-Hudson, B., Kokubun, T., Spooner, B.M. & Tibell, L. (2007). Taxonomy of Calicium victorianum (F. Wilson) Tibell (Caliciaceae, Lecanorales), a lichenized ascomycete new to Europe. Lichenologist 39: 401–407.

Aguirre-Hudson, B., Farkas, E. & Lőkös, L. (2005). New records of Leptorhaphis and other ascomycete genera from the Carpathian basin (Europe). Herzogia 18: 47–50.

Wolseley, P.A., Aguirre-Hudson, B. & McCarthy, P.M. (2002). Catalogue of the lichens of Thailand. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum London (Botany) 32(1): 13–59.