Qualifications & Appointments
BSc Environmental Biology, University of Liverpool, 1994
MRes Environmental Science, University College London, 1996
The role is responsible for development and implementation of several Millennium Seed Bank partnerships, projects and networks with a particular emphasis on delivering plant conservation, sustainable utilisation of plant resources, habitat restoration and the improvement of livelihoods.
Formerly International Programme Officer. From 2006-2009 Clare was responsible for co-ordinating the large portfolio of small collecting collaborations under the MSBP . Since 2010 Clare has been focused on developing the MSBP Caucasus Programme. She is also responsible for partnerships in Bulgaria and Kyrgyzstan.
Clare tracks international policy of relevance to the MSBP, and works closely with the Conventions and Policies Section. She advises MSBP on policy developments and provides technical input to governmental and inter-governmental processes on behalf of MSBP. Clare has worked on the role of botanic gardens and seed banks in mitigating and adapting to climate change, undertaking an audit with Natasha Ali of Kew’s work in the area in 2009.
- Biodiversity Advice to Government
- Climate Change Science Policy
- Collecting the Flora of Bulgaria
- Collecting the Flora of Kyrgyzstan
- Ex situ Conservation of the Flora of the Caucasus
- Collection of Seeds of Native Plant Species from the Slovakian Flora for Ex Situ Conservation
- Developing Agreements with International Third Parties
- MSB Seed Banking Worldwide
- Millennium Seed Bank China Programme
- A Seed Conservation Partnership between Tanzanian Seed Conservation Organisations and the RBG Kew Millennium Seed Bank Project
Selected Recent Publications
Ali, N.S. and Trivedi, C. (2011) Botanic Gardens and Climate Change: A review of Scientific Activities at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Biodiversity Conservation 20: 295-307
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. and Trivedi, C. 2010 Plant Diversity and Climate Change - A Review of Kew’s science activities relevant to climate change. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK.
Selected Earlier Publications
Tenner, C. (2001). The Kyoto Protocol. In Findlay, T. & Meier, O. (eds) Verification Yearbook 2001. London: VERTIC.
Linington, S.H., Tenner, C. & Smith, R.D. (2003). Seed banks: ex situ is not out of place. The Biologist 50(5): 202-207.
Tenner, C. (2003). Establishing priorities for a plant conservation programme. In Smith, R.D., Dickie, J.B., Linington, S.L., Pritchard, H.W. & Probert, R.J. (eds) Seed conservation: turning science into practice. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 27-35.
Tenner, C. (2004). The Millennium Seed Bank. Curtis's Botanical Magazine 21(1): 91-95.
Tenner, C. (2004). The Millennium Seed Bank: The Value of International Partnerships. In Willis, C.K. (ed.) African Botanic Gardens Congress 'Partners and Linkages' Proceedings of a Congress held at Durban Botanic Gardens, South Africa. 24-29 November 2002. Southern African Biodiversity Network Report 22. Pretoria: SABONET. 16-18.
- Tenner, C. (2000). Verification and compliance systems in the climate change regime. In Findlay, T. (ed) Verification Yearbook 2000. London: VERTIC.