Species Conservation Assessor
Italian (mother tongue), Spanish and French (basic)
BSc and MSc, Natural Sciences and Conservation, Universita di Roma “La Sapienza”, 2006
Species Conservation Assessor, IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants at Kew
My role involves carrying out species conservation status assessments based on herbarium specimen records, literature research and GIS (Geographical Information System) analysis finalized to compiling information on the distribution, ecology, threats, uses and to understanding the current conservation status of plant species. Plant species are poorly known compared to animal groups, but the increasing pressure on them means we need to understand how plants are responding to habitat loss, and The Sampled Red List Index is a tool to measure the extinction risk of plants.