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Botany

Curator and correspondent:

 

Collections manager:


Mrs. Kristen Martin

Studying career:

  • BSc (majoring in Botany and Zoology) - University of Port Elizabeth (2004)
  • BSc Honours (cum laude) (Environmental Management) - NMMU (2005)
  • MSc (Botany) - "Review of Aloe Section Prolongatae Series Macrifoliae - NMMU (2012)
  • PhD (Botany) - "Vegetation of the proposed Karoo fracking footprint - Nelson Mandela Univeristy (Current)

Work history:

  • 2006: Digitisation Officer for the African Plants Initiative at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (UK)
  • 2007-2008: Digitisation Officer for the Latin American Plants Initiative at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (UK)
  • 2008-2009: Quality Assurance Officer for the Latin American Plants Initiative at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (UK)

Current responsibilities in the Ria Olivier Herbarium:

  • Databasing the Long & Prosser collection (collected c. 1800-1900's)
  • Updating current database entries
  • Accession of new specimens into the herbarium
  • Assisting second-year students with taxonomy projects (BOT250)