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Sanchez, Michele

Job title: 

Collections Horticulturist: Tropical Nursery, Great Glasshouses and Training

Department: 
Conservation, Living Collections and Estates
Section: 
Horticulture, Kew
Joined Kew: 
2002
Foreign languages: 
Portuguese (native speaker), Spanish, French
Qualifications and appointments: 
  • BSc Biology, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil (1988-1992)
  • Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Level 2 General Certificate in Horticulture (2004)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Certificate of Training in Botanical Horticulture (2002-2004)
  • Candidate to PhD in Biology at Birkbeck University of London, UK. Title: Biogeography and conservation genetics of the Caribbean Pine (Pinus caribaea var. bahamensis) in the Bahaman archipelago (2008-present)
Role: 

Assist in seed collection from living collections for long-term storage at the Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) and in the management of Tropical Nursery seed store.

Controlled hand pollination and seed collection in the tropical nursery and display glasshouses; assisting in management of tropical nursery seed store, including germination trials; providing training to staff, students, trainees and volunteers; updating Living Collections Database; seed collection and propagation of red listed plants from living collections.

Selected publications: 

Hind, D.J.N., Sánchez, M. & Magdalena, C. (2009). 646. Cylindrocline lorencei (Compositae). Plant in Peril, 31. Hind, D.J.N., Sánchez, M. & Magdalena, C. (2009). 646. Cylindrocline lorencei (Compositae). Plant in Peril, 31. Curtis's Botanical Magazine 26: 120-130 26: 120-130

Hind, D.J.N. & Sanchez, M. (2008). 628. Mutisia coccinea ssp. dealbata. Curtis's Botanical Magazine 25: 250-25

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Sanchez, Michele