DrMAHamilton

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Title: 
Dr
Other/given name(s) : 
Martin A.
Family name: 
Hamilton
Institution: 
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Keywords: 
Varronia
Cordia
Conservation
Caribbean
Area of Taxonomic Interest: 
Cordiaceae

History

Country: 
United Kingdom
Areas of professional interest : 

My team and I work in collaboration with UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) and international partners to implement the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) in the territories. I oversee plant conservation projects in the UKOTs that include delivery of practical conservation outcomes, capacity building and scientific research. My current project portfolio includes inventory and monitoring of plant communities; effects of management and climate change on plant communities; conservation assessment, population analysis and recovery planning for threatened plant species; and the impacts and monitoring of invasive alien species. At Kew, I oversee conservation assessments, herbarium specimen digitisation and production of horticultural protocols for UKOTs plant species. I develop and maintain bespoke GIS for plant inventory and monitoring as well as field data collection protocols for UKOTs projects. I am particularly interested in the development of botanic gardens, native plant nurseries and ex-situ collections in the UKOTs, with particular reference to their conservation role.

Birth Date: 
1975-03-05
Example of handwriting: 
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith