Charlotte A. Couch

Project Officer: Tropical Important Plant Areas (TIPAs) of Guinea


Accelerated Taxonomy



My role is to work with our project partners to document TIPAs in Guinea and collate and analyse data on the priority plant species and habitats and the sites of importance for their conservation in Guinea. This also involves fieldwork and teaching students about field collecting and identification techniques as part of the master's course taught at the National Herbarium of Guinea (HNG). I also work our main project partner, HNG, on a collaborative project to develop a Red Data Book for Guinea.

  • MSc Plant Diversity (Biodiversity and Conservation), Univ of Reading, 2003-2004
  • BSc Botany,  University of Wales Aberystwyth, 1996-1999

Couch, C., Magassouba, S., Rokni, S. & Cheek, M. (2017).

Threatened plants species of Guinea-Conakry: A preliminary checklist.

PeerJ Preprints 5: e3451v1. 

Couch, C., Magassouba, S., Molmou, D., Larridon, I. & Cheek, M. (2017).

Tropical Important Plant Areas - A case study from Guinea.

European Conference of Tropical Ecology: 388–388.

Couch, C., Molmou, Camara, B., Cheek, M., Merklinger, F. Davies, L. Harvey, Y., Lopez Poveda, L. & Redstone,S. (2014).

Conservation of Threatened Guinean Inselberg Species. Abstracts of the XXth AETFAT Congress, South Africa, 2014.

Scripta Botanica Belgica 52: 96.

Magassouba, S., Camara, B., Guilovogui, K., Cheek, M., Couch, C., Lopez Poveda, L., van der Burgt, X., Bachman, S. & Harvey, Y., (2014).

Hunting Threatened taxa of Guinea. Abstracts of the XXth AETFAT Congress, South Africa, 2014.

Scripta Botanica Belgica 52: 255.

Wearn, J.A. Chase, M.W., Mabberley, D.J. & Couch, C. (2013).

Utilizing a phylogenetic plant classification for systematic arrangements in botanic gardens and herbaria.

Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 172: 127–141.