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Trias Blasi, Anna

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Job title: 

Career Development Fellow, Identification and Naming (Asia)

Identification and Naming
Joined Kew: 


Foreign languages: 

Catalan, Spanish, intermediate French, functional Italian and Portuguese.

Qualifications and appointments: 
  • PhD, Trinity College Dublin, 2010
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics, Trinity College Dublin, 2008
  • MSc, Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants, University of Edinburgh and RBGE, 2005
  • Llicenciada en Biologia, Universitat de Girona, 2004

My role is to conduct research primarily with an Asian regional focus on: (1) the grape family (Vitaceae) and selected petaloid monocots, and (2) large-scale plant conservation priority-setting. I use a broad range of approaches such as taxonomy, systematics and conservation to document and understand the diversity of Vitaceae, an economically important family as grapes are a significant fruit crop that underpins the multibillion-pound wine industry. I also investigate robust and innovative tools and methodologies that can provide strategic direction to plant conservation efforts. My current research interests include: (1) floristics, systematics and biodiversity informatics, (2) conservation priority-setting and conservation genetics, (3) climber diversity and, (4) science outreach.

Selected publications: 

Trias-Blasi, A., Chayamarit, K., Teerawatananon, A. & Parnell, J.A.N. (2014). A taxonomic revision of Pterisanthes (Vitaceae) in Thailand and a new Thai record for Pterisanthes cissioides. Phytotaxa 159: 95-104. Available online

Trias-Blasi, A. & Suksathan, P. (2013). Delimitation in the Veratrum mengtzeanum—V. chiengdaoense complex (Melanthiaceae) in Thailand based on morphology, with commentary on conservation status. Phytotaxa 96: 54-62. Available online

Trias-Blasi, A., Hodkinson, T.R. & Parnell. J.A.N. (2012). Molecular phylogenetics of the grape family (Vitaceae). Systematic Botany 37: 941-950. Available online

Trias Blasi, A. (2012). Diversity and conservation of Narcissus triandrus. RHS Daffodil, Snowdrop and Tulip Yearbook 2012: 40–43.

Parnell, J.A.N., Simpson, D.A., Moat, J., Couch, C., Van Welzen, P.C., Chayamarit, K., Chantaranothai, P., Boyce, P.C., Bygrave, P., Byrne, C., Curtis, T., Dransfield, S., Esser, H.J., Jebb, M.H.P., Kirkup, D.W., Larsen, K., Larsen, S.S., Macklin, J., Meade, C., Middleton, D.J., Muasya, A.M., Nielsen, I., Prajaksood, A., Pendry, C.A., Pooma, R., Suddee, S., Sungkaew, S., Teerwatananon, A., Trias Blasi, A. & Wilkin, P. (2011). The current and future status of floristic floristic provinces in Thailand, pp 219 - 247. In: Use, Climate Change and Biodiversity Modeling: Perspectives and Applications.Trisurat, Y., Shrestha, R.P. & Alkemade, R. IGI Global: Hershey.