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Haigh, Anna L.

Job title: 

eMonocot Team member

Monocot Systematics
Joined Kew: 


Foreign languages: 

basic French, Spanish and Portuguese

Qualifications and appointments: 

BSc (Hons), Biology, Univ. Bristol, 2000


Research on Araceae, including interactive keys, Web-based Taxonomy and the Neotropics.

Compiling content for webpages as part of creating a taxonomic e-science project, funded by NERC. Creating interactive web-deliverable keys in LUCID3 to the Genera of Araceae, Arum and Anthurium (c. 700 currently accepted species).

Selected publications: 

Haigh, A., Boyce, P. C. (2012). Araceae. In: Flora Zambesiaca Volume 12(1), ed. J. Timberlake & E. S. Martins, pp. 1-54. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Haigh, A., Mayo, S. J., Nadruz Coelho, M. A. (2011). Four new species of Anthurium (Araceae) from Bahia, Brazil. Kew Bulletin 66 (1): 123-132. DOI: 10.1007/s12225-011-9269-9

Haigh, A., Mayo, S.J., Croat, T.B., Reynolds, L., Mora Pinto, M., Boyce, P.C., Lay, L., Bogner, J., Clark, B., Kostelac, C., Hay, A. (2009). Interactive web-taxonomy for the Araceae: Blumea 54. Available online

Mayo, S.J., Allkin, R., Baker, W., Blagoderov, V., Brake, I., Clark, B., Govaerts, R., Godfray, C., Haigh, A., Hand, R., Harman, K., Jackson, M., Kilian, N., Kirkup, D.W., Kitching, I., Knapp, S., Lewis, G.P., Malcolm, P., von Raab-Straube, E., Roberts, D.M., Scoble, M., Simpson, D.A., Smith, C., Smith, V., Villalba, S., Walley, L., Wilkin, P. (2008). Alpha e-taxonomy: responses from the systematics community to the biodiversity crisis. Kew Bulletin 63(1): 1-16