Ms Jo Wilbraham

Ms Joanna Wilbraham

Senior Curator, Algae

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Genomics and Microbial Biodiversity Division
Contact: email
Phone: 020 7942 6011 6011

Specialisms

Orthotrichaceae; marine algae; collections management, Taxonomy; bryophytes

Summary

I am responsible for the management and development of the NHM Algal Collections. At approximately 250,000 specimens this is one of the largest collections of its kind in the world and contains specimens from a diverse group of unrelated organisms including the seaweeds, freshwater algae and cyanobacterial collections. My research interests are focused on the taxonomy, biodiversity and conservation of algae and bryophytes.

Qualifications

Degrees

M.Sc., The University of Edinburgh & The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 2003 - 2004

B.Sc. (Hons) 2:1, The University of Durham, United Kingdom, 2000 - 2003

Employment history

Academic

Senior Curator, Algae, Natural History Museum, London, Department of Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2011 - ongoing

Curator of Algae, Natural History Museum, London, Department of Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2008 - 2011

Bryophyte Digitisation Officer, Natural History Museum, London, Department of Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2005 - 2008

Digitisation Officer, The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Herbarium, United Kingdom, 2004 - 2005

Publications

Wilbraham J, Price MJ (2013) A lectotype for Macromitrium cirrosum (Hedw.) Brid. (Orthotrichaceae). Journal of Bryology, 35 (2): 119 - 122. doi: 10.1179/1743282013y.0000000052

Brodie J, Irvine LM, Pottas J, Wilbraham J (2012) Using herbarium specimens to track the arrival and spread of non-native seaweeds in the UK and Ireland. The Phycologist, 82 : 31 - 32.

Ah-Peng C, Bardat J, ELLIS LT, Malombe I, Matcham H, Pócs T, Porley R, Seneca A, Söderstrom L, WILBRAHAM J (2010) Additions to the bryoflora of Réunion Island 3: new and interesting records from the Tropical Bryology Group (British Bryological Society). Journal of Bryology, 32 (4): 288 - 295. doi: 10.1179/037366810X12814321877624

Wilbraham J, Matcham HW (2010) Zygodon oeneus Herzog (Bryophyta: Orthotrichaceae) new to Uganda and Africa. JOURNAL OF BRYOLOGY, 32 : 237 - 239.

WILBRAHAM J, ELLIS LT (2010) Further taxonomic studies on the families Calymperaceae (Musci) and Orthotrichaceae (Musci) in the bryoflora of Réunion Island, with notes on taxa from other islands in the western Indian Ocean. Cryptogamie Bryologie, 31 (1): 31 - 66.

Wilbraham J (2009) Bryophytes & Volcanoes: La Réunion Island. Field Bryology, 97 : 24 - 31.

WILBRAHAM J (2008) New synonymy and typification in African Schlotheimia (Musci: Orthotrichaceae). Journal of Bryology, 30 (3): 196 - 200. doi: 10.1179/174328208X300679

WILBRAHAM J (2008) Bryophyte Flora of Uganda. 8. Orthotrichaceae, Part 1. Macromitrioideae.. Journal of Bryology, 30 (3): 201 - 207. doi: 10.1179/174328208X322242

ELLIS L, WILBRAHAM J (2008) New synonymy in Macromitrium (Musci, Orthotrichaceae) and Syrrhopodon (Musci, Calymperaceae) in the bryoflora of Réunion Island. Cryptogamie, Bryologie, 29 (1): 23 - 31.

WILBRAHAM J (2007) Taxonomic notes on the pantropical genera Macromitrium and Macrocoma (Bryopsida: Orthotrichaceae). Journal of Bryology, 27 (1): 54 - 59. doi: 10.1179/174328207X164069

Wilbraham J, Long DG (2005) Zygodon Hook. & Taylor and Bryomaltaea Goffinet (Musci, Orthotrichaceae) in the Sino-Himalaya. Journal of Bryology, 27 : 329 - 342.

Highlighted publications

Wilbraham J, Price MJ (2013) A lectotype for Macromitrium cirrosum (Hedw.) Brid. (Orthotrichaceae). Journal of Bryology, 35 (2): 119 - 122. doi: 10.1179/1743282013y.0000000052

Wilbraham J, Matcham HW (2010) Zygodon oeneus Herzog (Bryophyta: Orthotrichaceae) new to Uganda and Africa. JOURNAL OF BRYOLOGY, 32 : 237 - 239.

WILBRAHAM J, ELLIS LT (2010) Further taxonomic studies on the families Calymperaceae (Musci) and Orthotrichaceae (Musci) in the bryoflora of Réunion Island, with notes on taxa from other islands in the western Indian Ocean. Cryptogamie Bryologie, 31 (1): 31 - 66.

WILBRAHAM J (2008) Bryophyte Flora of Uganda. 8. Orthotrichaceae, Part 1. Macromitrioideae.. Journal of Bryology, 30 (3): 201 - 207. doi: 10.1179/174328208X322242