Lynch, Anna H.
Plant Anatomist and Database Manager
Foreign Language(s):basic French
Qualifications & Appointments
BSc (Hons), Univ. London.
MSc, Univ. Wales (Aberystwyth).
Systematic micromorphology of monocotyledons; bibliographic database management (Currently on secondment as Project Office Co-ordinator, IT)
Responsible for managing all aspects of the strategically important Plant Micromorphology Bibliographic Database, and its future development. This involves selecting, recording and updating anatomical literature, training staff on use of the database and undertaking searches in response to enquiries from many sources, including research scientists and the general public. Since completing a Masters degree in Biological Electron Microscopy, research skills in electron microscopy techniques as applied to plants have been developed, particularly in EDX-ray analysis and SEM. Current research is focused on comparative leaf anatomy of Hyacinthaceae and Agavaceae, contributing to research publications and to the
Anatomy of the Monocotyledons
volume series. Higher Education support is given to the Horticultural Training programme (School of Horticulture), through lecturing on the Structural Botany course of the Kew Diploma.
Selected Recent Publications
Lynch, A.H., Rudall, P.J., Cutler, D.F. (2006) Leaf anatomy and systematics of Hyacinthaceae. Kew Bulletin 61 (2): 145-159.
Selected Earlier Publications
Lynch, A.H. & Banks* H. (comps) (2001). Plant Micromorphology Bibliographic Database - Online (PMBD). Release 1.0. [Online database] Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Available at http://www.kew.org/bibliographies/PA/PAhome.html
Lynch, A.H. & Gregory, M. (1996). A bibliography of stamen morphology and anatomy. In D'Arcy, W.G. & Keating, R.C. (eds) The anther: form, function and phylogeny. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 272-336.
Bacic, T., Lynch, A.H. & Cutler, D. (1999). Reactions to cement factory dust contamination by Pinus halepensis needles. Environmental & Experimental Botany 41: 155-166.
Lynch, A.H. (2000). References to SEM photographs of seeds of Cactaceae. In Barthlott, W. & Hunt, D. Seed-diversity in the Cactaceae subfamily Cactoideae. Succulent Plant Research 5: 143-156.