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Timberlake, Jonathan

Job title: 

Editor, Flora Zambesiaca

Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives
Regional Teams
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Foreign languages: 


Qualifications and appointments: 
  • BSc (Hons) (1975)
  • MSc (1983)

Editor of ‘Flora Zambesiaca’; plant conservation, plant utilization; vegetation survey; applied ecology; Acacia.

Editing of ‘Flora Zambesiaca’, covering Caprivi, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique. The flora is 80% complete at present. Includes liaison with botanists in the South-Central African region and giving advice on aspects of plant conservation.

Selected publications: 

Timberlake, J.R., Goyder, D., Crawford, F., Burrows, J., Clarke, G.P., Luke, Q., Matimele, H., Müller, T., Pascal, O., de Sousa, C. & Alves, T. (2011). Coastal dry forests in Mozambique. Plant Ecology & Evolution 144(2): 126-137.

Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. [editors] (2010). Flora Zambesiaca 13(2): 1-83. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, UK.

Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. [editors] (2010). Flora Zambesiaca 13(4): 1-151. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, UK.

Timberlake, J., Chidumayo, E. & Sawadogo, L. (2010). Distribution and characteristics of African dry forests and woodlands. In: The Dry Forests and Woodlands of Africa: managing for products and services (edited E. Chidumayo & D.J. Gumbo), pp. 11-41. Earthscan, London.

Timberlake, J., Dowsett-Lemaire, F., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Baena, S., Bento, C., Cook, K., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Smith, P. and de Sousa, C. (2009). Mt Namuli, Mozambique: Biodiversity and Conservation. Report produced under Darwin Initiative Award 15/036. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, UK. 115 pp.