eMonocot Project - Content Team Member
Foreign Language(s):Luxembourgish (native speaker), German, French
Qualifications & Appointments
BSc in Ecology, Conservation and Environment with a year in industry 2001-2005
The overarching objective of eMonocot is to produce a web-based treatment of all monocot plants available to biodiversity and environmental scientists, volunteer biologists, the general public and schools. In doing so, the project helps to deliver Kew’s mission by revolutionising taxonomy and the mechanisms by which biodiversity information is delivered. The team is gathering and creating taxonomic content for online delivery and working closely with taxonomists and software developers.
Selected Recent Publications
Weber, O., Wiland-Szymanska, J. & Wilkin, P. (2007-11). Dracaena & Sansevieria Scratchpad first version: http://www.dractax.myspecies.info.
Wilkin, P., Hladik, A., Jeannoda, V. & Weber, O. (2009). The threatened edible yams of the Dioscorea sambiranensis R.Knuth species complex (Dioscoreaceae): a new species and subspecies. Adansonia sér. 3, 31: 249–266.
Wilkin, P., Muasya, A.M., Banks, H., Furness, C.A., Vollesen, K., Weber, O. & Demissew, S. (2009). A new species of yam from Kenya, Dioscorea kituiensis: pollen morphology, conservation status, and speciation. Syst. Bot. 34: 652–659.
Huaylla, H., Wilkin, P. & Weber, O. (2010). Mastigostyla I.M.Johnst. in Bolivia: three new species and new data on M. cardenasii R.C.Foster. Kew Bulletin 65: 1–14.
Demissew, S., Friis, I., Awas, T., Wilkin, P., Weber, O., Bachman, S. & Nordal, I. (2011). Four new species of Aloe (Aloaceae) from Ethiopia, with notes on the ethics of describing new taxa from foreign countries. Kew Bull. 66: 111–121.
Selected Earlier Publications
Weber, O., Wilkin, P. & Rakotonasolo, F. (2005). A new species of edible yam (Dioscorea L.) from Western Madagascar. Kew Bull. 60: 283–291.