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Harker, Ruth

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Job title: 

Project Staff: Collecting Guide Compiler

Conservation Science
Joined Kew: 


Foreign languages: 

French (basic)

Qualifications and appointments: 
  • Species Conservation Assessor - Sampled Red List Index Project, Department of Botany, Natural History Museum London 2011
  • Global Plants Initiative Project Assistant - Natural History Museum London 2008-2010
  • Herbarium Specimen Digitiser - Millennium Seed Bank Enhancement Project, RBG Kew 2007-2008
  • BA Natural Sciences, Part II Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge 2003-2006

I work for “Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change” project. My role is to compile information about selected crop wild relative species. I gather data from herbarium specimens, floras, online databases, image galleries and other sources to produce guides which contain information about species distributions, descriptions, phenology, habitat information and the conservation status of these target species. The collecting guides are used to inform and direct seed collecting missions.

Selected publications: