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Cai, Jie

Job title: 

China Programme Officer

Seed Conservation
Joined Kew: 


Foreign languages: 

Mandarin (mother tongue)

Qualifications and appointments: 
  • BSc, Biology, Yunnan Univ., 2001
  • MSc, Botany, the Graduate School / Kunming Inst. Botany, Chinese Acad. Sci., 2004.

Coordinate an integrated MSBP-Southwest China Wild Species Bank seed conservation collaboration both in China and in UK

To develop and activate MSBP China programme activities in UK and in China. Liaise with Southwest China Wild Species Bank to support project development, seed collecting in the field, research activities and other training.

Selected publications: 

Li, D.-Z. & Cai, J. (2005). Validation of Mimulicalyx paludigenus Tsoong (Scrophulariaceae). Novon 15: 319.

Cai, J., Wang, H., Gu, Z.-J., Mill, R.M. & Li, D.-Z. (2004). Karyotype of 13 species of Pedicularis (Orobanchaceae) from the Hengduan Mountains Region, NW Yunnan, China. Caryologia 57(4): 337-347.

Cai, J., Liang, H.-X. & Hong, W. (2003). Floral organogenesis of Pedicularis (Orobanchaceae) with erostrate corolla, Acta Botanica Yunnanica 25(6): 671-679 [in Chinese with English abstract].

Wang, H., Li, W.-L. & Cai, J. (2003). Correlations between floral diversity and pollination patterns in Pedicularis (Orobanchaceae). Acta Botanica Yunnanica 25(1): 63-70 [in Chinese with English abstract].