petrabroddle

Joined: Oct 16, 2017 Last Active: Jul 22, 2019

Hi,

At the moment I am working as a volunteer, finding, collecting data and monitoring rare and endangered plants in the South Western Cape, with the citizen science project CREW.
CREW is the acronym for Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers. It is the most superb opportunity to get to know the beautiful plants, places and people of the region. I am a member of the BCA (Blaauwberg Conservation Area) & FOTH (Friends of the Tygerberg Hills) CREW groups.

From 2006 to 2015 I worked in the Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. First in the mounting room, then as a curator in the Ferns, the South East Asia section, the Myrtales and finally the South American section.

I also volunteered in the Herbarium at the South London Botanical Institute 2001-2006 and was a trustee from 2006-2012. I obtained a B.Sc. - Botany and Zoology at Stellenbosch University in the early 1990's.

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