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Biggs, Nicola G. [Nicky]

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Job title: 

Assistant Curator

Identification and Naming
Joined Kew: 


Foreign languages: 

Portuguese (basic)

Qualifications and appointments: 

BSc (Hons), Environmental Science, Univ. London, 1985.


Herbarium curation including organising curation tasks, naming, databasing and research, with an interest in Neotropical Malvaceae, Sapindales and Ochnaceae. As of 2015 will be involved in Neotropical Legume curation.

Curatorial duties include incorporating specimens for the Americas, rearranging the collections according to new revisions, adding information to various databases, selecting and processing specimens for outgoing loans; enquiries; assisting visitors as required; supervising a volunteer; naming, particularly Ochnaceae, Rutaceae, Meliaceae and Sapindaceae; contributing accounts to Neotropikey.

Selected publications: 

Zappi, D., Milliken, W., Hind, D. J. N., Biggs, N., Rando, J., Malcolm-Tompkins, P. & Mello-Silva, R. (2014). Plantas do Setor Noroeste da Serra do Cipó, Minas Gerais, guia ilustrado para a identificaçâo de espécies. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Biggs, N., Hind, D. J. N. (2013). Sciadocephala gracieliae (Compositae: Eupatorieae: Adenostemmatinae): a new species from Mato Grosso State, and a new generic record for Brazil. Kew Bulletin 68: 309-315.

Klitgard, B., Edwards, S. L., Biggs, N. & Frisby, S. (2011). Neotropical Malvaceae (Malvoideae) Available online

Biggs, N. (2009). Neotropical Plocospermataceae Available online

Biggs, N. (2004). 502 Sinningia pusilla, Gesneriaceae. Botanical Magazine 21(3): 193-196.