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Trivedi, Clare (née Tenner)

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Job title: 

UK Conservation Partnerships Co-ordinator

Conservation Science
Joined Kew: 


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

My role involves oversight and co-ordination of Kew’s projects to collect, conserve and make available seed from the UK flora.  My team’s activities comprise the UK component to the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership and it’s target to secure the safe storage of seed from 25% of the world’s bankable plant species whilst promoting plant conservation, sustainable utilisation of plant resources, habitat restoration and improvement of livelihoods.

Flagship projects within the UK Programme are the UK National Tree Seed Project and the UK Native Seed Hub. My main role is to ensure that the UK projects and activities are all running in a complimentary manner and that the resources and support are in place to maximise the efficiency of the UK Programme overall. I am also working with colleagues across Kew on activities to better understand, document and publish the constraints to seed banking the UK flora.    

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.