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Moore, Alison

Photo of Alison Moore
Job title: 

Assistant Botanist

Department: 
Herbarium
Section: 
Regional Teams
Joined Kew: 

2004

Qualifications and appointments: 
  • MSc, Advanced Methods in Taxonomy and Biodiversity, Imperial College, 2003
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Biology, Univ. Hertfordshire, 1997
Role: 

Curation of South-East Asian herbarium collections

Urticaceae systematic research

Curation and maintenance of herbarium collections of the South-East Asian team; dealing with enquiries and visitors to the section; identification of new material; development of general plant identification skills.

Systematic research into Poikilospermum (Urticaceae) in Peninsular Malaysia.

Teaching assistance given on the Tropical Plant Identification course run annually at Kew. Contributions to the associated published handbook.

Selected publications: 

Moore, A. Araliaceae, Ebenaceae, Sapotaceae, Rhizophoraceae in Utteridge, T.M.A. and Bramley, G.L.C. (2014). The Kew Tropical Plant Families Identification Handbook. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Shortall, C.R.; Moore, A.; Smith, E.; Hall, M.J.; Woiwod, I.P.; Harrington, R. (2009) Long-term changes in the abundance of flying insects Insect Conservation and Diversity 2(4) 251-260