Crawford, Frances M.
Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives
Foreign Language(s):Afrikaans (basic), German (basic), Portuguese (basic)
Qualifications & Appointments
BA, Environmetal Science, Physical Geography, Rhodes University, South Africa, 2001
BA Hons Physical Geography, Rhodes University, South Africa, 2002
MSc Plant Diversity, Reading University, UK, 2011
Research and Curation of the Drylands African Collections in support of African Flora Accounts and Collaborative Projects
Identification of in coming material from Southern and East Africa as well as Madagascar, with a strong interest in Namibia, Angola, Ethiopia and Mozambique. Curation and maintenance of Kews herbarium collections for the Drylands African Regional team including families from Gentianales, Lamiales and Solanales.
Collaborative project work in Angola and Mozambique. Ongoing research on the genus Guibourtia (Leguminosae) in Africa and the Neotropics.
- Assessing Plant Conservation Priorities in Angola
- Coastal Forests of Northern Mozambique
- Eastern African Virtual Herbarium
- Enhancing human livelihoods and the conservation and restoration of Mozambique’s biodiversity
- Collaborative Fieldwork and Vegetation Studies in Ethiopia
- Flora Zambesiaca
- Tropical Plant Families: An Identification Handbook
Selected Recent Publications
Timberlake, J.R., Goyder, D., Crawford, F., Burrows, J., Clarke, G.P., Luke, Q., Matimele, H., Müller, T., Pascal, O., de Sousa, C. & Alves, T. (2011). Coastal dry forests in Mozambique. Plant Ecology & Evolution 144(2): 126-137.
Crawford, F. (2010). Juncaceae. In J. Timberlake.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) Flora Zambesiaca Volume 13(4) . Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, pp. 96-104