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Harvey, Yvette B.

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Deputy leader, Wet Tropics Africa team

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


Qualifications and appointments: 
  • Dip. Environ. Develop., Open University, 1997
  • BSc (Hons), Open University., 1997
  • MA, Museum Studies, University College London, 2002.

Botanical inventories for conservation management in Cameroon; taxonomy of Sapotaceae.

Plant taxonomist with twenty year's experience with the flora of Africa, concentrating on conducting botanical inventories (including about one month in the field each year) of protected areas for conservation management.  Development and production of interactive vegetation survey reports.  Responsible for the naming of herbarium collections, including Myrsinaceae, Sapotaceae, Campanulaceae,  Menispermaceae.

Responsible for the Herbarium's Pest Management programme and giving advice internationally on herbarium management.

Currently re-writing the new edition of the internationally renowned  Herbarium Handbook.

Selected publications: 

Harvey, Y. B. & Iwarsson, M. (2013). Leonotis In: Flora Zambesiaca 8(8): 66-78, ed. J. R. Timberlake & E. S. Martins. Royal Botanica Gardens, Kew. 

Cheek, M., Harvey, Y. & Onana, J.-M. (2011). The Plants of Mefou proposed National Park, Yaounde, Cameroon: A Conservation Checklist. pp. 252. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 

Harvey, Y., Tchiengue, B. & Cheek, M. (2010). The Plants of Lebialem Highlands, Cameroon: A Conservation Checklist. pp. 170. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 

Harvey, Y., Pollard, B.J., Darbyshire, I., Onana, J-M. & Cheek, M. (eds) (2004). The plants of Bali Ngemba Forest Reserve, Cameroon: a conservation checklist. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 154 pp. 

Iwarsson, M. & Harvey, Y. B. (2003). Monograph of the Genus Leonotis (Pers.) R.Br. Kew Bulletin 58: 597-645. Available online