Dr Tiziana Ulian

Senior Research Leader

Tiziana Ulian

As Senior Research Leader of Sustainable Use, Seeds and Solutions, I lead a research group developing plant diversity approaches to support communities in locations and economies where nutritional, income and biodiversity issues are of paramount importance.

I am a plant ecologist with a wide range of research interests aiming to support the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources.  A major component of the work I am involved in is to develop projects that maximise their conservation benefits, through a holistic approach linking conservation and livelihoods. I also work on the conservation biology of threatened plant species and have a strong interest in their in situ conservation and reintroduction.

  • Undergraduate Studies, Environmental Sciences, University of Ca ' Foscari, Italy, 1997
  • BSc, Environmental Sciences (Plant Ecology), University of Greenwich, 1999
  • PhD, Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Greenwich, 2004

Seal CE, Daws M..I, Flores J. Ortega-Baes P., Galíndez G., León-Lobos P., Sandoval A.,  Stuva A.C., Bullón N.R., Dávila-Aranda P., Ordoñez-Salanueva C.A., Yáñez-Espinosa L., Ulian T., Amosso C, Zubani L, Bilbao A.T., Pritchard H.W. (2017)

Thermal buffering capacity of the germination phenotype to global temperature change across the environmental envelope of the Cactaceae.

Global Change Biology 23: 5309-5317 

Mattana, E., Manger, K., Way, M., Ulian, T., Garcia, R., Encarnacion, W., Jimenez, F. (2017)

A new seed bank for Hispaniola to support the conservation and sustainable use of the Caribbean native flora

Oryx, 51(3), 394-395. 

Ulian, T., Sacande, M., Hudson, A., Mattana, E. (2016) The MGU – Useful Plants Project:

Conservation of indigenous plants to support community livelihoods.

Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 60: 668 - 683.

Rodríguez-Arévalo, I., Mattana, E., García, L., Liu, U., Lira, R., Dávila, P., Hudson, A., Pritchard, H.W., & Ulian, T. (2016)

Conserving seeds of useful wild plants in Mexico: main issues and recommendations.

Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 63: 1-50. 

Ulian, T., Mattana, E., Pritchard, H.W., Bacchetta, G. (2016).

Enhancing science-based conservation of Sardinian threatened flora.

Oryx, 50(2): 205