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Belyaeva, Irina V.

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Job title: 

Content Editor, Plant and Fungal Names

Biodiversity Informatics and Spatial Analysis
Joined Kew: 


Foreign languages: 

Russian (mother tongue), German

Qualifications and appointments: 
  • MSc, Biology, Ural Main State University, Ekaterinburg, 1979
  • PhD, Botany, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ekaterinburg, 1988
  • Fellow of the Linnaean Society of London
  • Managing Editor of Skvortsovia since 2013

My role involves curation of core plant names datasets and research for the maintenance and improvement of nomenclatural and bibliographic records in the International Plant Names Index (IPNI) and World Checklist System databases. Research providing answers to a wide range of queries received by IPNI editors from users worldwide. Research into standardisation methods for the IPNI data and provision of information relevant to technical developments and funding proposals. I provide support to science staff and colleagues in nomenclature and taxonomy.

Selected publications: 

Belyaeva, I.V. & Dyachenko, A.P. (2010). Useful electronic sources of information for educational purposes in alpha taxonomy. Proceedings of the International Conference 'Innovative Technologies for education in Natural History', Yekaterinburg, 20th March 2010: 3-10.

Belyaeva, I. (2009). Nomenclature of Salix x fragilis L. and a new species, S. euxina (Salicaceae). Taxon 58: 1344-1348.

Belyaeva, I. (2009). Salix skvortzovii and S. skvortsovii (Salicaceae). Requests for recommendations on cases of near homonymy. Taxon 58: 291.

Belyaeva, I. & Sennikov, A. (2008). Typification of Pallas’ names in Salix. Kew Bulletin 63: 1-11.

Belyaeva, I. (2007). Typification of the names published by Edmond Boissier in Salix L. Candollea 62(2): 131-140.