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Couch, Charlotte, A.

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Job title: 

Botanical Researcher

Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives
Regional Teams
Joined Kew: 


Foreign languages: 


Qualifications and appointments: 
  • MSc Plant Diversity (Biodiversity and Conservation), Univ of Reading, 2003-2004
  • BSc Botany (2:1),  University of Wales Aberystwyth, 1996-1999

Re-organising the Herbarium to the new APG III linear sequence of plant classification.

Developing and implementing a plan to re-organise the Herbarium and Carpological specimens into APG III and the layout of people in relation to the collections they work on.

Updating of the Families and Genera database to reflect the new taxonomic system.

Organising the Kew Herbarium internship programme (6 week programme of preparation work or the re-organisation, lectures and family identification sorts).

Field research in West Africa: Large and small scale vegetation surveys

Small scale vegetation surveys for mining companies in the Republic of Guinea and Congo Brazzaville

Selected publications: 

Couch, C., Molmou, Camara, B., Cheek, M., Merklinger, F. Davies, L. Harvey, Y., Lopez Poveda, L. & Redstone,S. (2014). Conservation of Threatened Guinean Inselberg Species. Abstracts of the XXth AETFAT Congress, South Africa, 2014. Scripta Bot. Belgica 52: 96.

Magassouba, S., Camara, B., Guilovogui, K., Cheek, M., Couch, C., Lopez Poveda, L., van der Burgt, X., Bachman, S. & Harvey, Y., (2014). Hunting Threatened taxa of Guinea. Abstracts of the XXth AETFAT Congress, South Africa, 2014. Scripta Bot. Belgica 52: 255.

Wearn, J.A.; Chase, M.W.; Mabberley, D.J.; Couch, C. (2013). Utilizing a phylogenetic plant classification for systematic arrangements in botanic gardens and herbaria. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 172: 127–141.