Atkins, Sandy (Retired)
Honorary Research Associate
Floristics, baseline taxonomy, diversity, biogeography and conservation of Neotropical Verbenaceae; curation of herbarium specimens.
Research into Verbenaceae, especially in the Neotropics, with some responsibilities relating to incoming and outgoing Neotropical specimens, and the repatriation of herbarium data to Northeast Brazil. Research output has included a baseline monograph on the genus Stachytarpheta in Brazil (79 species); accounts for the ‘Flora of Paraguay', ‘Flora of Thailand' and ‘Flora Malesiana', and a recently completed account of the family for Kubitzki's Families and Genera of Vascular Plants.