I provide horticulture specialism within the UK Overseas Territories programme and working with other members of the team to deliver a suite of projects, both at Kew and overseas. This includes horticulture work on living plant species from UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) and leading the development and implementation of horticulture protocols for UKOTs species. Horticulture protocols are the research end of understanding how to grow species of conservation concern to enable their re-introduction back into the wild. The work leads the development and implementation of horticulture training initiatives for international partners both at Kew and overseas as well as providing a lead liaison with staff in Horticulture at Kew and Wakehurst.
- Advanced Certificate in Horticulture (1992)
- Advanced Certificate in Urban Parks Operations (1995)
- Certificate in Workplace Leadership (1997)
- Diploma in Horticulture, Australia (1999)
- Kew Diploma in Horticulture (2004)
Tropical Important Plant Areas (TIPAs) in the British Virgin Islands (BVI)
Identifying key sites for plant and habitat conservation in the British Virgin Islands (BVI).
Securing South Georgia’s native habitats
Monitoring vegetation changes, quantifying the soil seed bank, and assessing seed dispersal following non-native species control to inform native plant and habitat management on the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia.
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.
Corcoran, M. R., Hamilton, M. A. & Clubbe, C. P. (2014).
Sibbaldia 12: 67-88.
Corcoran, M., Hamilton, M. A. & Clubbe, C. (2013).
Saving the National Tree of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Proceedings of the 5th Global Botanic Gardens Congress, 20-25 October 2013.
Malumphy, C., Hamilton, M. A., Manco, B. N., Green, P. W. C, Sanchez, M. D., Corcoran, M. R. & Salamanca, E. (2012).
Toumeyella parvicornis (Hemiptera: Coccidae), causing severe decline of Pinus caribaea var.bahamensis in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Florida Entomologist 95:1:113-119.
Corcoran, M. R., Hamilton, M. A. & Clubbe, C. P. (2010).
Developing horticulture protocols for threatened plants from the UK Overseas Territories.
Proceedings of the 4th Global Botanic Gardens Congress, June 2010.
Corcoran, M., Hamilton, M. A., Robbins, S. R. & Clubbe, C. (2008).
Report on the status of Rondeletia buxifolia Vahl., UK Overseas Territories, RBG Kew.
UKOTs Horticulture Protocol Report #2.