Joana Magos Brehm

 

Joana Magos Brehm

Researcher, University of Birmingham

Joana Magos Brehm (research associate at the University of Birmingham) has been working on different aspects of conservation of plant genetic resources, namely on ex situ and in situ conservation, and development of national conservation strategies for the conservation of crop wild relatives and landraces, for the last 12 years. She has been employed by the National Museum of Natural History and Science of Lisbon (Portugal), and worked as a consultant for Bioversity International, IUCN and FAO. She has collaborated with or lead several projects namely: the crop wild relatives component of the “European Red List of Vascular Plants”, “Conservation and Valuation of the Threatened Endemic Flora of Portugal”, “Establishment of a new Botanical Garden in Famões, Portugal”, “Towards a more complete coverage of the diversity of crop wild relatives in ex situ collections in Portugal“, “BOT-ERA: Reinforcing cooperation between the Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan and ERA”, and currently the “SADC Crop Wild Relative project”. She is currently the Programme Officer of the IUCN SSC Crop Wild Relative Specialist Group.

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