Serene Hargreaves

Plant Assessment Unit Coordinator

Summary

Job title: 
Plant Assessment Unit Coordinator
Department: 
Conservation Science
Foreign languages: 
French (working)

Role

With a background in conservation genetics, I have worked across Kew on both plant research and on facilitating access to its scientific resources. From October 2016, my role has been to coordinate Kew’s activities under the Plant Assessment Unit Project. An important question for conservation is understanding which plants are threatened, and whether their conservation status is changing. The conservation assessment team in which I work uses Kew’s wide resources to generate conservation assessments that will help answer these questions.

Background

Qualifications and appointments: 
  • BSc (Hons), University of Birmingham, 2004
  • MSc, University of Birmingham, 2005
  • PhD, University of Birmingham, 2010

Publications

Selected publications: 

Maxted, N., Hargreaves, S., Kell, S. P., Amri, A., Street, K., Shehadeh, A., Piggin, J. & Konopka, J. (2012). Temperate forage and pulse legume genetic gap analysis. Bocconea 24: 115-146. Available online

Hargreaves, S., Maxted, N., Hirano, R., Abberton, M., Skøt, L. & Ford-Lloyd, B. (2010). Islands as refugia of Trifolium repens genetic diversity.Conservation Genetics 11(4): 1317-1326. Available online

Maxted, N., Hargreaves, S., Kell, S.P., Amri, A., Street, K., Shehadeh, A., Piggin, J. & Konopka, J. (2010). Temperate forage and pulse legume genetic gap analysis. Paper given at XIII OPTIMA Meeting in Antalya, Turkey, 22– 26 March 2010.

Maxted, N., White, K., Valkoun, J., Konopka, J. & Hargreaves, S. (2008). Towards a conservation strategy for Aegilops species. Plant Genetic Resources - Characterization and Utilization 6: 126-141. Available online