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Williams, Emma V.

Job title: 

Content Editor, Plant and Fungal Names

Department: 
Biodiversity Informatics and Spatial Analysis
Joined Kew: 

2002

Foreign languages: 

French (basic)

Qualifications and appointments: 
  • BSc (Hons), Biology, Univ. Wales (Aberystwyth), 2000
  • MSc, Pure and Applied Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Univ. Reading, 2001
Role: 

I am part of a team responsible for the management and curation of Kew’s plant checklists. I enter new content to the checklists as new names are published in scientific literature and edit existing records. I answer queries about Kew’s plant checklists from users across the world and provide advice on plant nomenclature. I also manage the Eastern Afromontane Seed Conservation project which aims to improve seed conservation of the montane flora in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Selected publications: 

York, E. & Muthoka, P. (2010). Seed banking in the Afroalpine region in Kenya. Scripta Bot. Belg. 46:506. AETFAT XIX-Madagascar.