0CB6 Jo Wilbraham | Natural History Museum

Ms Jo Wilbraham

Ms Joanna Wilbraham

Senior Curator, Algae

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Algae, Fungi and Plants Division
Phone: 020 7942 6011
https://www.researchgate.net

Specialisms

Algae (esp. Seaweeds); Bryophytes (esp. Orthotrichaceae); Collections Management; Taxonomy

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

Highlighted publications

Wilbraham J (2016) Taxonomic notes on African Orthotrichaceae I. New synonymy in Macromitrium. JOURNAL OF BRYOLOGY, 38 (2) : 87 - 93. doi: 10.1080/03736687.2015.1124175

Wilbraham J (2016) Naturedata: A planning & advocacy tool for UK collections. Presented at Natsca Conference & AGM 2016 (Derby Museums).

Brodie J, Wilbraham J, Pottas J, Guiry MD (2016) A revised check-list of the seaweeds of Britain. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 96 (05) : 1005 - 1029. doi: 10.1017/S0025315415001484

Wilbraham J (2015) Annotated checklist and keys to the Orthotrichaceae of Malawi, together with new country records for East Africa. Journal of Bryology, 37 (2) : 87 - 95. doi: 10.1179/1743282014Y.0000000133

Wilbraham J, Pressel S (2015) Macromitrium (Orthotrichaceae) in sub-Saharan Africa. International Association of Bryologists (IAB) Conference, 111 1 - 11 1 1Page 26. In: B. Goffinet et al. (Organizers), International Association of Bryologists (IAB) Conference. Omora Ethnobotanical Park — Universidad de Magallanes, Puerto Williams, Chile

Wilbraham J (2008) Bryophyte Flora of Uganda. 8. Orthotrichaceae, Part 1. Macromitrioideae.. Journal of Bryology, 30 : 201 - 207.

Grants

Seaweed collections online: mobilising data from national and regional museums
Role: Principal investigator
Funding: Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Total value £31,943 (to Museum £31,943)
Dates: 2013 - 2014

A provisional red data list for seaweeds in the United Kingdom
Role: Principal investigator
Funding: John Spedan Lewis Trust
Total value £4,800 (to Museum £4,800)
Dates: 2012 - 2012

GB Non-native Species Information Portal Project
Role: Principal investigator
Funding: Marine Biological Association
Total value £8,000 (to Museum £8,000)
Dates: 2011 - 2012

Fieldwork

Staffa Archipelago, Scotland, United Kingdom
2016 - 2016.

Scilly: Documenting and Exploring an Outdoor Museum (Seaweeds)
2013 - 2013.

Seaweeds of the Outer Hebrides
2012 - 2012.

Fieldwork in Costa Rica, Talamanca Mountains (Bryophytes)
2012 - 2012.

Fieldwork in Latvia with the University of Latvia & British Bryological Sociey
2011 - 2011.

Seaweeds of NW Scotland
2009 - 2009.

Bryophytes of Réu 04C0 nion Island: taxonomic workshop & field meeting
2008 - 2008.

Committees

Member, British Bryological Society - Publications Committee, 2013 - on going.

Member, British Bryological Society - Council, 2013 - on going.

Member, British Phycological Society - Biodiversity & Conservation Committee, 2010 - on going.

Member, British Bryological Society - Council, 2008 - 2011.

Chair, British Bryological Society - Tropical Bryology Group, 2006 - 2010.

Editorships

Editor, Field Bryology (Bulletin of the British Bryological Society), British Bryological Society, 2013 - on going.

Events

Organisation

Organising committee, International Association of Bryologists - London Conference, (Conference), 2013 - 2013.

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Publications

Wilbraham J (2016) Taxonomic notes on African Orthotrichaceae I. New synonymy in Macromitrium. JOURNAL OF BRYOLOGY, 38 (2) : 87 - 93. doi: 10.1080/03736687.2015.1124175

Wilbraham J (2016) Naturedata: A planning & advocacy tool for UK collections. Presented at Natsca Conference & AGM 2016 (Derby Museums).

Carter CF, John DM, Wilbraham J (2016) AlgaeVision: Virtual Collection of Freshwater Algae from the British Isles. Version II.. World Wide Web electronic publication

Brodie J, Wilbraham J, Pottas J, Guiry MD (2016) A revised check-list of the seaweeds of Britain. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 96 (05) : 1005 - 1029. doi: 10.1017/S0025315415001484

Wilbraham J (2015) Annotated checklist and keys to the Orthotrichaceae of Malawi, together with new country records for East Africa. Journal of Bryology, 37 (2) : 87 - 95. doi: 10.1179/1743282014Y.0000000133

Wilbraham J, Pressel S (2015) Macromitrium (Orthotrichaceae) in sub-Saharan Africa. International Association of Bryologists (IAB) Conference, 111 1 - 11 1 1Page 26. In: B. Goffinet et al. (Organizers), International Association of Bryologists (IAB) Conference. Omora Ethnobotanical Park — Universidad de Magallanes, Puerto Williams, Chile

Brodie J, Fussey GD, Wilbraham J, Guiry MD (2015) From Sir Joseph Banks to the world’s seaweed colloid industry: the discovery of original material and typification of the marine red alga Gloiopeltis tenax. Journal of Applied Phycology, 27 : 1535 - 1540. doi: 10.1007/s10811-014-0440-1

Wilbraham J, Brodie J, Pottas J (2013) Towards a Red List for UK seaweeds. Presented at British Phycological Society Annual Meeting: Belfast.

Brodie J, Wilbraham J (2013) Seaweed survey of the Outer Hebrides, 2012.

Wilbraham J, Brodie J (2013) Seaweed Collections Online: Mobilising data from national and regional museums. SPNHC, 246 6 - 24 6 6

Wilbraham, J., Price MJ (2013) A lectotype for Macromitrium cirrosum (Hedw.) Brid. (Orthotrichaceae). Journal of Bryology, 35 : 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.

Brodie J, Wilbraham J, Pottas J, Irvine LM (2012) Capturing the aliens: Using herbarium specimens to track the arrival and spread of non-native seaweeds. Presented at British Phycological Society Annual Meeting, Newcastle University.

Wilbraham J (2011) Bryophytes of Réunion Island. British Bryological Society Annual Meeting, 109 9 - 10 9 9Field Bryology 104 : 44 - 53.

Ah-peng C, Bardat J, Ellis LT, Hedderson TAJ, Malombe I, Matcham H, Pócs T, Porley R, Séneca A, Söderström 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, Brodie J (2010) Enhancing the herbarium: documenting the marine algal flora of NW Scotland. Presented at British Phycological Society annual meeting, Oban.

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 : 31 - 66.

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

Wilbraham J, Brodie J (2009) Discovering the Algal Herbarium at the Natural History Museum. Presented at British Phycological Society annual meeting: London.

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

Wilbraham J (2008) Phases of bryological exploration with the tropical moss genus Macromitrium. British Bryological Society Annual Meeting, Field Bryology 94 :

Ellis L, Wilbraham J (2008) New synonymy in Macromitrium (Musci, Orthotrichaceae) and Syrrhopodon (Musci, Calymperaceae) in the bryoflora of Reunion Island. CRYPTOGAMIE BRYOLOGIE, 29 (1) : 23 - 31.

Wilbraham J (2008) Bryophyte Flora of Uganda. 8. Orthotrichaceae, Part 1. Macromitrioideae.. Journal of Bryology, 30 : 201 - 207.

Wilbraham J (2007) Mosses and the African Plants Initiative – Digitisation at the Natural History Museum, London. British Bryological Society Annual Meeting, 89 9 - 8 9 9Field Bryology 91 : 34 - 43.

Wilbraham J (2007) Orthotrichaceae, in Guide to Bryophytes of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Wilbraham J (2007) Taxonomic notes on the pantropical generaand(Bryopsida: Orthotrichaceae). Journal of Bryology, 29 (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.

Courses taught

Postgraduate: Taxonomic Principles and Tools in Botanical Research (Seaweeds component, 2016)
3/2016.

Postgraduate: Taxonomic Principles and Tools in Botanical Research
3/2015.

An Introduction to Drawing Mosses (2014 & 2015)
3/2014 - 3/2015.

Postgraduate: Taxonomic Principles and Tools in Botanical Research (Seaweeds component, 2014)
3/2014 - on going.

Decoding NAture (Seaweeds component, 2012-2014)
7/2012 - 7/2014.

Invited and keynote speaker

Invited speaker, Orthotrichaceae in sub-Saharan Africa: Taxonomic work on Macromitrium, British Bryological Society, annual meeting: 10/9/2016.

Macromitrium (Orthotrichaceae) in sub-Saharan Africa, International Association of Bryologists Conference: 2015.

Seaweed Collections Online: Mobilising data from national and regional museums, Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC): 2014.

Invited speaker, Bryophytes of Réunion Island, British Bryological Society, annual meeting: 2010.

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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

Highlighted publications

Wilbraham J (2016) Taxonomic notes on African Orthotrichaceae I. New synonymy in Macromitrium. JOURNAL OF BRYOLOGY, 38 (2) : 87 - 93. doi: 10.1080/03736687.2015.1124175

Wilbraham J (2016) Naturedata: A planning & advocacy tool for UK collections. Presented at Natsca Conference & AGM 2016 (Derby Museums).

Brodie J, Wilbraham J, Pottas J, Guiry MD (2016) A revised check-list of the seaweeds of Britain. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 96 (05) : 1005 - 1029. doi: 10.1017/S0025315415001484

Wilbraham J (2015) Annotated checklist and keys to the Orthotrichaceae of Malawi, together with new country records for East Africa. Journal of Bryology, 37 (2) : 87 - 95. doi: 10.1179/1743282014Y.0000000133

Wilbraham J, Pressel S (2015) Macromitrium (Orthotrichaceae) in sub-Saharan Africa. International Association of Bryologists (IAB) Conference, 111 1 - 11 1 1Page 26. In: B. Goffinet et al. (Organizers), International Association of Bryologists (IAB) Conference. Omora Ethnobotanical Park — Universidad de Magallanes, Puerto Williams, Chile

Wilbraham J (2008) Bryophyte Flora of Uganda. 8. Orthotrichaceae, Part 1. Macromitrioideae.. Journal of Bryology, 30 : 201 - 207.

Projects

Grants

Seaweed collections online: mobilising data from national and regional museums
Role: Principal investigator
Funding: Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Total value £31,943 (to Museum £31,943)
Dates: 2013 - 2014

A provisional red data list for seaweeds in the United Kingdom
Role: Principal investigator
Funding: John Spedan Lewis Trust
Total value £4,800 (to Museum £4,800)
Dates: 2012 - 2012

GB Non-native Species Information Portal Project
Role: Principal investigator
Funding: Marine Biological Association
Total value £8,000 (to Museum £8,000)
Dates: 2011 - 2012

Fieldwork

Staffa Archipelago, Scotland, United Kingdom
2016 - 2016.

Scilly: Documenting and Exploring an Outdoor Museum (Seaweeds)
2013 - 2013.

Seaweeds of the Outer Hebrides
2012 - 2012.

Fieldwork in Costa Rica, Talamanca Mountains (Bryophytes)
2012 - 2012.

Fieldwork in Latvia with the University of Latvia & British Bryological Sociey
2011 - 2011.

Seaweeds of NW Scotland
2009 - 2009.

Bryophytes of Réunion Island: taxonomic workshop & field meeting
2008 - 2008.

Professional activities

Committees

Member, British Bryological Society - Publications Committee, 2013 - on going.

Member, British Bryological Society - Council, 2013 - on going.

Member, British Phycological Society - Biodiversity & Conservation Committee, 2010 - on going.

Member, British Bryological Society - Council, 2008 - 2011.

Chair, British Bryological Society - Tropical Bryology Group, 2006 - 2010.

Editorships

Editor, Field Bryology (Bulletin of the British Bryological Society), British Bryological Society, 2013 - on going.

Events

Organisation

Organising committee, International Association of Bryologists - London Conference, (Conference), 2013 - 2013.

Publications

Publications

Wilbraham J (2016) Taxonomic notes on African Orthotrichaceae I. New synonymy in Macromitrium. JOURNAL OF BRYOLOGY, 38 (2) : 87 - 93. doi: 10.1080/03736687.2015.1124175

Wilbraham J (2016) Naturedata: A planning & advocacy tool for UK collections. Presented at Natsca Conference & AGM 2016 (Derby Museums).

Carter CF, John DM, Wilbraham J (2016) AlgaeVision: Virtual Collection of Freshwater Algae from the British Isles. Version II.. World Wide Web electronic publication

Brodie J, Wilbraham J, Pottas J, Guiry MD (2016) A revised check-list of the seaweeds of Britain. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 96 (05) : 1005 - 1029. doi: 10.1017/S0025315415001484

Wilbraham J (2015) Annotated checklist and keys to the Orthotrichaceae of Malawi, together with new country records for East Africa. Journal of Bryology, 37 (2) : 87 - 95. doi: 10.1179/1743282014Y.0000000133

Wilbraham J, Pressel S (2015) Macromitrium (Orthotrichaceae) in sub-Saharan Africa. International Association of Bryologists (IAB) Conference, 111 1 - 11 1 1Page 26. In: B. Goffinet et al. (Organizers), International Association of Bryologists (IAB) Conference. Omora Ethnobotanical Park — Universidad de Magallanes, Puerto Williams, Chile

Brodie J, Fussey GD, Wilbraham J, Guiry MD (2015) From Sir Joseph Banks to the world’s seaweed colloid industry: the discovery of original material and typification of the marine red alga Gloiopeltis tenax. Journal of Applied Phycology, 27 : 1535 - 1540. doi: 10.1007/s10811-014-0440-1

Wilbraham J, Brodie J, Pottas J (2013) Towards a Red List for UK seaweeds. Presented at British Phycological Society Annual Meeting: Belfast.

Brodie J, Wilbraham J (2013) Seaweed survey of the Outer Hebrides, 2012.

Wilbraham J, Brodie J (2013) Seaweed Collections Online: Mobilising data from national and regional museums. SPNHC, 246 6 - 24 6 6

Wilbraham, J., Price MJ (2013) A lectotype for Macromitrium cirrosum (Hedw.) Brid. (Orthotrichaceae). Journal of Bryology, 35 : 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.

Brodie J, Wilbraham J, Pottas J, Irvine LM (2012) Capturing the aliens: Using herbarium specimens to track the arrival and spread of non-native seaweeds. Presented at British Phycological Society Annual Meeting, Newcastle University.

Wilbraham J (2011) Bryophytes of Réunion Island. British Bryological Society Annual Meeting, 109 9 - 10 9 9Field Bryology 104 : 44 - 53.

Ah-peng C, Bardat J, Ellis LT, Hedderson TAJ, Malombe I, Matcham H, Pócs T, Porley R, Séneca A, Söderström 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, Brodie J (2010) Enhancing the herbarium: documenting the marine algal flora of NW Scotland. Presented at British Phycological Society annual meeting, Oban.

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 : 31 - 66.

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

Wilbraham J, Brodie J (2009) Discovering the Algal Herbarium at the Natural History Museum. Presented at British Phycological Society annual meeting: London.

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

Wilbraham J (2008) Phases of bryological exploration with the tropical moss genus Macromitrium. British Bryological Society Annual Meeting, Field Bryology 94 :

Ellis L, Wilbraham J (2008) New synonymy in Macromitrium (Musci, Orthotrichaceae) and Syrrhopodon (Musci, Calymperaceae) in the bryoflora of Reunion Island. CRYPTOGAMIE BRYOLOGIE, 29 (1) : 23 - 31.

Wilbraham J (2008) Bryophyte Flora of Uganda. 8. Orthotrichaceae, Part 1. Macromitrioideae.. Journal of Bryology, 30 : 201 - 207.

Wilbraham J (2007) Mosses and the African Plants Initiative – Digitisation at the Natural History Museum, London. British Bryological Society Annual Meeting, 89 9 - 8 9 9Field Bryology 91 : 34 - 43.

Wilbraham J (2007) Orthotrichaceae, in Guide to Bryophytes of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Wilbraham J (2007) Taxonomic notes on the pantropical generaand(Bryopsida: Orthotrichaceae). Journal of Bryology, 29 (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.

Teaching and students

Courses taught

Postgraduate: Taxonomic Principles and Tools in Botanical Research (Seaweeds component, 2016)
3/2016.

Postgraduate: Taxonomic Principles and Tools in Botanical Research
3/2015.

An Introduction to Drawing Mosses (2014 & 2015)
3/2014 - 3/2015.

Postgraduate: Taxonomic Principles and Tools in Botanical Research (Seaweeds component, 2014)
3/2014 - on going.

Decoding NAture (Seaweeds component, 2012-2014)
7/2012 - 7/2014.

Impact and outreach

Invited and keynote speaker

Invited speaker, Orthotrichaceae in sub-Saharan Africa: Taxonomic work on Macromitrium, British Bryological Society, annual meeting: 10/9/2016.

Macromitrium (Orthotrichaceae) in s 0D90 ub-Saharan Africa, International Association of Bryologists Conference: 2015.

Seaweed Collections Online: Mobilising data from national and regional museums, Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC): 2014.

Invited speaker, Bryophytes of Réunion Island, British Bryological Society, annual meeting: 2010.

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