Qualifications & Appointments
BSc (Hons), Ecology
MSc, Environmental Sustainability
Research into Leguminosae, with particular interest in South East Asia.
Currently working on a revision of the genus Mezoneuron, a group which has been treated previously as a subgenus of Caesalpinia. The genus contains 25 – 30 species, its main centre of distribution being in South-East Asia, but with species also in Australia, Africa, and with c.6 endemics in New Caledonia, 1 in Madagascar, and 1 in Hawaii.
Teaching on the International Herbarium Techniques Course, and the Tropical Plant Families Identification Course.
One of the small team of Herbarium Pest Officers.
Selected Recent Publications
Clark, R. (2008). Revision of the genus Sarcodum (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae: Millettieae). Kew Bulletin 63: 155 – 159.
Clark, R. (2009). The Work of a Herbarium Curator. Biological Sciences Review 21 (4): 37 – 40.
Clark, R. (2010) Leguminosae. In: de Kok, R.P.J. and Utteridge, T.M.A. Field Guide to the Plants of East Sabah. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Clark, R., van der Burgt, X., Banks, H., Feika, A.M.B., Lewis, G. (in press). A synopsis of Pseudovigna (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae) including a new species, P. sulaensis, from Sierra Leone. Kew Bulletin.
Mackinder, B.A., Clark, R. (in press). Baphia rosa Mackinder and R. Clark (Leguminosae – Papilionoideae), a new species from the Kabompo District of Zambia and notes on Baphia chrysophylla, Baphia claessensii and Baphia gilletii from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kew Bulletin.