Mar 222017
 

Sabina Knees

Sabina is a botanist specialising in the flora and vegetation of the Arabian Peninsula and the wider Middle East. This work includes conducting mountain surveys by helicopter in Oman.  Several new species have been discovered during her research in the area and her work is helping in the conservation effort of these fragile and threatened habitats.

 

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Mar 202017
 

Paulina Maciejewska-Daruk Paulina is a Glasshouses Horticulturist at RBGE and was born in Warsaw in Poland.  She graduated with a Masters degree from Warsaw University of Life Sciences and moved to Scotland in 2008. She is a key member of staff in the Indoor Department team, taking care of two public glasshouses – Montane and Lowland Tropics, which are part of the Research Collection.

 

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Mar 202017
 

Regina Davidson

Regina was a Software Enablement Program Manager at IBM both here in the UK and Paris.  She is a volunteer in the Library at RBGE researching many of the art collections, most significantly the teaching diagrams of Professor John Hutton Balfour (1808 – 1884).    She is also undertaking the RBGE Diploma in Garden History, having restored a small Scottish rose garden in Angus.

 

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Mar 162017
 

Jane Gardner

Jane has enjoyed careers in university administration, learning support and one-to-one tutoring.  She started at the RBGE Library as a volunteer book cleaner, and since 2016 has also worked with the special collections.  She is currently listing letters from the 1960s sent to RBGE Regius Keeper, Dr Harold R. Fletcher.

 

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Mar 162017
 

Frieda Christie

Frieda is responsible for the care and maintenance of the scanning electron microscope and oversees the use of it and the research grade light microscopes at RBGE.  She has worked with researchers from all over the world, who use microscopy to look in detail at the plant collections at RBGE.

 

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Mar 142017
 

Kanae Nishii

Kanae is working on aspects of molecular phylogeny and evolutionary development of the family Gesneriaceae. The family shows highly diverse shoot and flower morphologies and teaches us interesting facts about evolution. Her most interesting work involves isolating novel genetic factors underlying shoot diversity in the Gesneriaceae.

 

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Mar 122017
 

http://Hayley is 20 years old and has Asperger syndrome. She volunteers in the Glasshouse at RBGE with the group Supporting Positive Paths. It has made a huge difference to Hayley and her family that she has found somewhere she can feel safe and comfortable.  She sets about recording and drawing individual plants and her notebooks have been donated to the RBGE Archive Collection. Her family are very proud of her achievement.  Her artwork has had a lot of positive feedback which makes her feel welcome and valued.

 

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Mar 122017
 
Flavia Pezzini

Flavia Pezzini

Flávia is studying the relationship between species of the genus Ceiba in the Neotropics. Ceiba is one of the most conspicuous elements of the highly threatened Seasonally Dry Tropical Forest, and her research also aims to spotlight this often neglected ecosystem.

 

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Mar 102017
 
Elspeth Mackintosh

Elspeth Mackintosh

Elspeth Mackintosh is Senior Horticulturist in the Alpine Department. She is responsible for the running of the area which includes the public display area, an extensive back-up collection and propagation facilities for Rock and Alpine.  Spring finds her taking bulb displays to alpine shows around the country and she also hunts for plants in far-flung places such as Bhutan, Nepal and South Africa.

 

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