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Lopez-Poveda, Lucia

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Job title: 

Digitization Officer

Department: 
Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives
Section: 
Biodiversity, Information and Economic Botany
Joined Kew: 
2010
Foreign languages: 
Spanish (mother tongue), Italian
Qualifications and appointments: 

Licentiate degree in Universidad de Granada 2007 (equivalent to BSc + MSc)

Role: 

Digitization Officer, IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants at Kew. Special interests in plant conservation and conservation assessments.

To work as part of the SRLI (Sampled Red List Index) team data-basing and geo-referencing herbarium specimens. Using this, together with literature research and GIS techniques leads to the production of conservation assessments using the IUCN Red List categories and criteria. This substantially contributes to the delivery of Kew’s Breathing Planet Programme target 2 (BPP 2) - mapping and prioritising. The production of the Sampled Red List Index for Plants gives a quantifiable base-line for the monitoring of the threatened status of plant species and can act as a barometer for biodiversity.

Special interests are in:

  • Species mapping using geo-referenced herbarium specimens, literature research and GIS techniques
  • Conservation assessments. Producing conservation assessments using the IUCN categories and criteria for submission to the IUCN as part of the Red Listing process for plant species globally. Special areas of interest: Middle East and Eurasia (with a main focus on Central Asia).
Selected recent publications: 

Cheek, M., Lopez Poveda, L. & Molmou. Tarenna hutchinsonii Bremek. (Rubiaceae) redelimited, and T. Agnata sp. nov. described from W. Africa. Subm. Kew Bull. 8 March 2014 (in press).

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.

van der Burgt, X., Lopez Poveda, L., Kanu, K., James, M., Feika, A., & Lebbie, A. (2014). Rare plant species in the Sula Mountains, Sierra Leone. Abstracts of the XXth AETFAT Congress, South Africa, 2014. Scripta Bot. Belgica 52: 448.

Plants under pressure a global assessment. The first report of the IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK. (2010 and 2012) Plants under pressure

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Lopez-Poveda, Lucia