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Trivedi, Clare (née Tenner)

Trivedi, Clare
Job title: 

International Projects Co-ordinator

Seed Conservation
Collecting and Network Support
Joined Kew: 


Qualifications and appointments: 
  • BSc Environmental Biology, University of Liverpool, 1994
  • MRes Environmental Science, University College London, 1996

The role is responsible for development and implementation of several Millennium Seed Bank partnerships, projects and networks with a particular emphasis on delivering plant conservation, sustainable utilisation of plant resources, habitat restoration and the improvement of livelihoods.

Formerly International Programme Officer. From 2006-2009 Clare was responsible for co-ordinating the large portfolio of small collecting collaborations under the MSBP . Since 2010 Clare has been focused on developing the MSBP Caucasus Programme. She is also responsible for partnerships in Bulgaria and Kyrgyzstan.

Clare tracks international policy of relevance to the MSBP, and works closely with the Conventions and Policies Section. She advises MSBP on policy developments and provides technical input to governmental and inter-governmental processes on behalf of MSBP. Clare has worked on the role of botanic gardens and seed banks in mitigating and adapting to climate change, undertaking an audit with Natasha Ali of Kew’s work in the area in 2009.

Selected publications: 

Hardwick et al. (2011). The Role of Botanic Gardens in the Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration. Conservation Biology 25: 265-275.

Ali, N. S. & Trivedi, C. (2011). Botanic Gardens and Climate Change: A review of Scientific Activities at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Biodiversity Conservation 20: 295-307.

Ali, N. S. & Trivedi, C. (2010). Plant Diversity and Climate Change - A Review of Kew’s science activities relevant to climate change. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Mikatadze-Pantsulaia T., Barblishvili, T., Trivedi, C., Kikodze, D. & Khutsishvili, M. (2010). Ex situ Conservation of Endemic and Protected Plant Species in Georgia Kew Bulletin 65: 643-648.

Tenner, C. (2003). Establishing priorities for a plant conservation programme. In: Seed conservation: turning science into practice, ed. Smith, R.D., Dickie, J.B., Linington, S.L., Pritchard, H.W. & Probert, R.J. pp. 27-35. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.