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Barrios, Sara

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Job title: 

GSPC Implementation Officer: UKOTS and Conservation Training

Conservation, Living Collections and Estates
Conservation and Conventions
Joined Kew: 


Foreign languages: 

Portuguese, Spanish, French (reading)

Qualifications and appointments: 

Licenciatura in Biology, University of Aveiro, 2001


Digitisation of herbarium specimens; development of database and specimen curation standards; resesarch into UKOTs species taxonomy; support for UKOTs Volunteers; programme co-ordination; undertaking conservation assessments

Develop and deliver strategies to enable UKOTs to implement the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) with particular focus on targets 1 and 2. Assess existing resources and capacity in individual UKOTs to achieve targets 1 and 2 of the GSPC. Collate this information; identify crucial resource and capacity gaps towards developing a strategy for achieving these targets. Development of the UKOTS Online Herbarium, using BRAHMS; database and geo-reference Kew’s collections from the UKOTs; coordinate the dissemination of information for the compilation of plant species and Red Lists via the web, publications and electronic databases. Provide training for interns, volunteers and project partners in how to use BRAHMS and UKOTs specimen curation. Undertake fieldwork in selected UKOTs to enable knowledge gaps to be filled.

Selected publications: 

Clubbe, C. & Hamilton, M., & Corcoran, M. (2010). Using the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation to Guide Conservation Implementation in the UK Overseas Territories. Kew Bulletin 65: 509-517.