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Belyaeva, Irina V.

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Job title: 

IPNI Editor, MPNS Botany Content Officer and Plant Taxonomist

Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives
Biodiversity Information and Economic Botany
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

Curation and research for the maintenance and improvement of nomenclatural and bibliographic records in the IPNI database. 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. Compiling a checklist for MPNS of the names registered in world pharmacopoeias. Advice on the use of plant names for MPNS, checklists and other projects. Compiling a World Checklist of Salicaceae sensu stricto for the 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families'.

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 Bull. 63: 1-11.

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

Belyaeva, I., Epanchintseva, O.V., Shatalina, A.A. & Semkina, L.A. (2006). Willows of Ural: Atlas and Identification Key [In English and Russian]. Russian Academy of Sciences, Ekaterinburg. 180 pp.