I am the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership Southern Africa Programme Officer. My current research focus is on documenting and conserving plant diversity in eastern and southern tropical Africa, particularly in Mozambique and Zambia. My research supports Kew’s Plants of the World Online Portal, Useful Plants and Fungi Portal and the Tropical Important Plant Areas project. I teach plant identification for Kew’s Tropical Plant Identification course and also field collecting and Herbarium techniques.
- BSc (Hons) Imperial College, 1997
- MSc (Distinction) Univ. Reading, 1999
- Kew Sustainability Group representative
Landrein, S., Borosova, R., Osborne, J., Ghazanfar, S.A., McAllister, H., Rajput, M.T.M. & Tahir, S.S. (2017).
In: S.I. Ali & M. Qaiser (eds). Flora of Pakistan 221: 161 Pp. Centre for Plant Conservation, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan.
Ghazanfar, S.A. & Osborne, J. (2015)
Typification of Zygophyllum propinquum Decne. and Z.coccineum L. (Zygophyllaceae) and a key to Tetraena in SW Asia.
Kew Bulletin 70 (38):
Osborne, J., Vollesen, K. & Darbyshire, I. (2015).
Kew Bulletin 70:21.
Yang, Q., Landrein, S., Osborne, J. & Borosova, R. (2011).
In: Flora of China. Vol. 19 (Cucurbitaceae through Valerianaceae, with Annonaceae and Berberidaceae), ed Wu, Z. Y., P. H. Raven & D. Y. Hong. Science Press, Beijing, and Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis. 616-641.
Osborne, J.; Borosova, R.; Briggs, M. & Cable, S. (2009)
Survey for baseline information on introduced vascular plants: South Georgia
South Atlantic Invasive Species Project (SAISP), co-ordinated by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and funded by the European Commission through EDF-9
Tropical Important Plant Areas (TIPAs) in Mozambique
Identifying and promoting the long-term conservation and sustainable management of Mozambique’s most important sites for plant diversity.
Balancing conservation and livelihoods in the Chimanimani Forest belt, Mozambique
Conservation and sustainable development with communities in the Chimanimani forest belt.
Global Tree Seed Bank Programme
Conserving some of the world’s rarest, endangered and useful tree and shrub species as well as conducting vital tree conservation research in order to retain a significant resource for humanity.