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Crawford, Frances M.

Job title: 

Assistant Botanist

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


Foreign languages: 

Afrikaans (basic), German (basic), Portuguese (basic)

Qualifications and appointments: 
  • BA, Environmetal Science, Physical Geography, Rhodes University, South Africa, 2001
  • BA Hons Physical Geography, Rhodes University, South Africa, 2002
  • MSc Plant Diversity, Reading University, UK, 2011

Research and Curation of the Drylands African Collections in support of African Flora Accounts and Collaborative Projects

Identification of in coming material from Southern and East Africa as well as Madagascar, with a strong interest in Namibia, Angola, Ethiopia and Mozambique.  Curation and maintenance of Kews herbarium collections for the Drylands African Regional team including families from Gentianales, Lamiales and Solanales.

Collaborative project work in Angola and Mozambique. Ongoing research on the genus Guibourtia (Leguminosae) in Africa and the Neotropics.

Selected publications: 

Timberlake, J.R., Goyder, D., Crawford, F., Burrows, J., Clarke, G.P., Luke, Q., Matimele, H., Müller, T., Pascal, O., de Sousa, C. & Alves, T. (2011). Coastal dry forests in Mozambique. Plant Ecology & Evolution 144(2): 126-137.

Crawford, F. (2010). Juncaceae. In J. Timberlake.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) Flora Zambesiaca Volume 13(4) . Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, pp. 96-104