Dr Jovita Yesilyurt

Dr Jovita Yesilyurt

Senior Curator in Charge, Gen. Herbarium 3 and 4

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Algae, Fungi and Plants Division
Contact: email
Phone: 0207 942 5734

Specialisms

collections survey, taxonomy and systematics, Collections management (knowledge and experience across botanical collections), collections organisation and re-housing, conservation assessments, curation of natural history collections (botanical), identification of Neotropical flowering plants and pteridophytes, public outreach., training

Summary

Currently, my role as Senior Curator in Charge of General Herbarium involves the management, curation and development of NHM Seed Plants collections (the part that includes the Malvids and other miscellaneous orders). However, throughout my career, my expertise and experience in curation and collections care cover also Diatoms and Pteridophytes. In addition to these, my knowledge and skills also extend to identification (of Neotropical flowering plants and pteridophytes), conservation assessment (focused on habitat assessment) and plant inventories. I am keen also in developing, enhancing and utilizing the natural history collections for arts, and improve education, as well as citizen science activities. Science Communication responsibilities included in the past a project under the V Factor Programme, which involved working with a team to deliver our science content to the public and working to increase the external visibility of our valuable world class Natural Collections (focused on Diatoms) and of our public educational role. My research work focus on diverse areas (e.g. systematic, taxonomy, and conservation as well as those related to collections and its history) through collaboration with a variety of partners in the tropics and supervision of students.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, University of Reading, United Kingdom, 1998 - 2003

Employment history

Academic

Senior Curator in Charge, The Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2016 - ongoing

Collections Manager (Cryptogamic Herbarium), The Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2007 - 2016

LAPI Project Co-ordinator, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Herbarium, United Kingdom, 2006 - 2007

Tropical America Botanist, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Herbarium, United Kingdom, 2004 - 2006

Lecturer: Taxonomy and Systematics, Universidade Estadual de Maringa/Nucleo de Pesquisas em Limnologia Ictiologia e Aquicultura (UEM/Nupelia), Botany and Zoology, Brazil, 1995 - 1997

Highlighted publications

Eiserhardt WL, Rohwer JG, Russell SJ, Yesilyurt JC, Schneider H (2011) Evidence for radiations of cheilanthoid ferns in the Greater Cape Floristic Region. TAXON, 60 (5) : 1269 - 1283.

Yesilyurt JC, Schneider H (2010) Calciphilopteris a new genus of Pteridaceae. Phytotaxa, 7 : 52 - 59.

Publications

Yesilyurt J, Thomas AL, Cesar EA, Broom Y-S, Bhatia R, Miller R (2016) A tangible embrace with the invisible: How a curator can achieve collections goals in partnership with volunteers and the public. Journal of Natural Science Collections, 4 : 12 - 21.

Yesilyurt JC, Barbara T, Schneider H, Russell S, Culham A, Gibby M (2015) Identifying the generic limits of the Cheilanthoid genus Doryopteris. PHYTOTAXA, 221 (2) : 101 - 122.

Eiserhardt WL, Rohwer JG, Russell SJ, Yesilyurt JC, Schneider H (2011) Evidence for radiations of cheilanthoid ferns in the Greater Cape Floristic Region. TAXON, 60 (5) : 1269 - 1283.

Yesilyurt JC, Schneider H (2010) The new fern genus Calciphilopteris (Pteridaceae). PHYTOTAXA, 7 : 52 - 59.

Yesilyurt JC, Schneider H (2010) Calciphilopteris a new genus of Pteridaceae. Phytotaxa, 7 : 52 - 59.

Yesilyurt JC (2009) 71. Cyrillaceae, In: Flora of the Guianas Series A: Phanerogams Fascicle 27, Gorts-van Rijn ARV, Jansen-Jacobs MJ (Eds). Kew Publishing : Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 214 - pages.

Yesilyurt J (2009) Botanical Related Adhesives. NatSCA News, 30 - 31.

Yesilyurt J (2008) A new species of Doryopteris (Pteridaceae) from Suriname. Brittonia, 60 (1) : 63 - 68.

Yesilyurt J (2008) Introducing a new species of the fern genus Doryopteris (Pteridaceae, Polypodiopsida) from the Neotropics. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 158 : 73 - 77.

Yesilyurt JC (2007) Doryopteris majestosa (Pteridaceae), a New Species from South America. American Fern Journal, 97 (4) : 212 - 219.

Yesilyurt JC (2007) Doryopteris majestosa (Pteridaceae), a new species from South America. American Fern Journal, 97 (4) : 212 - 217.

Yesilyurt J (2005) The fern genus Doryopteris (Cheilanthoideae-Pteridaceae) in the Hawaiian Islands. Kew Bulletin, 60 : 547 - 558.

Contributed Publications

Fernandes RS, Yesilyurt JC, Salino A (2014) New species and combinations in Meniscium (Thelypteridaceae). Phytotaxa, 184 (1) : 001 - 011.

Coelho AAOP, Giulietti AM, Harely RM, Yesilyurt JC (2010) Synonymies and typificaitons in Portulaca (Portulacaceae) of Brazil. Kew Bulletin, 65 (1) : 37 - 43.

Coelho AAOP, Giulietti AM, Harley RM, Yesilyurt JC (2010) Synonymies and typificaitons in Portulaca (portulacaceae) of Brazil. Kew Bulletin, 65 (1) : 37 - 43.

Cislinski J, Souza-stevaux MC (1997) Levantamento Floristico da planice de inundacao do Rio Parana. A planice de inundacao do rio Parana: aspectos fisicos, biologicos e socio-economicos,

Courses taught

Short course: Tropical Plant Identification
5/2007.

Supervision

Doctorate (PhD) Co-supervisor to Fernandes RS
Revisao Taxonomica de Thelypteris subg. Meniscium (Schreder) C. F. Reed (Thelypteridaceae- Polypodiopsida)
Funding: CNPq- Brazil

Guest lectures

V Factor - a volunteer collaboration with diatoms, NHM Collections Seminar Series: Flett Theatre, Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom, 2/10/2014.

Introduction

Summary

Currently, my role as Senior Curator in Charge of General Herbarium involves the management, curation and development of NHM Seed Plants collections (the part that includes the Malvids and other miscellaneous orders). However, throughout my career, my expertise and experience in curation and collections care cover also Diatoms and Pteridophytes. In addition to these, my knowledge and skills also extend to identification (of Neotropical flowering plants and pteridophytes), conservation assessment (focused on habitat assessment) and plant inventories. I am keen also in developing, enhancing and utilizing the natural history collections for arts, and improve education, as well as citizen science activities. Science Communication responsibilities included in the past a project under the V Factor Programme, which involved working with a team to deliver our science content to the public and working to increase the external visibility of our valuable world class Natural Collections (focused on Diatoms) and of our public educational role. My research work focus on diverse areas (e.g. systematic, taxonomy, and conservation as well as those related to collections and its history) through collaboration with a variety of partners in the tropics and supervision of students.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, University of Reading, United Kingdom, 1998 - 2003

Employment history

Academic

Senior Curator in Charge, The Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2016 - ongoing

Collections Manager (Cryptogamic Herbarium), The Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2007 - 2016

LAPI Project Co-ordinator, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Herbarium, United Kingdom, 2006 - 2007

Tropical America Botanist, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Herbarium, United Kingdom, 2004 - 2006

Lecturer: Taxonomy and Systematics, Universidade Estadual de Maringa/Nucleo de Pesquisas em Limnologia Ictiologia e Aquicultura (UEM/Nupelia), Botany and Zoology, Brazil, 1995 - 1997

Highlighted publications

Eiserhardt WL, Rohwer JG, Russell SJ, Yesilyurt JC, Schneider H (2011) Evidence for radiations of cheilanthoid ferns in the Greater Cape Floristic Region. TAXON, 60 (5) : 1269 - 1283.

Yesilyurt JC, Schneider H (2010) Calciphilopteris a new genus of Pteridaceae. Phytotaxa, 7 : 52 - 59.

Publications

Publications

Yesilyurt J, Thomas AL, Cesar EA, Broom Y-S, Bhatia R, Miller R (2016) A tangible embrace with the invisible: How a curator can achieve collections goals in partnership with volunteers and the public. Journal of Natural Science Collections, 4 : 12 - 21.

Yesilyurt JC, Barbara T, Schneider H, Russell S, Culham A, Gibby M (2015) Identifying the generic limits of the Cheilanthoid genus Doryopteris. PHYTOTAXA, 221 (2) : 101 - 122.

Eiserhardt WL, Rohwer JG, Russell SJ, Yesilyurt JC, Schneider H (2011) Evidence for radiations of cheilanthoid ferns in the Greater Cape Floristic Region. TAXON, 60 (5) : 1269 - 1283.

Yesilyurt JC, Schneider H (2010) The new fern genus Calciphilopteris (Pteridaceae). PHYTOTAXA, 7 : 52 - 59.

Yesilyurt JC, Schneider H (2010) Calciphilopteris a new genus of Pteridaceae. Phytotaxa, 7 : 52 - 59.

Yesilyurt JC (2009) 71. Cyrillaceae, In: Flora of the Guianas Series A: Phanerogams Fascicle 27, Gorts-van Rijn ARV, Jansen-Jacobs MJ (Eds). Kew Publishing : Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 214 - pages.

Yesilyurt J (2009) Botanical Related Adhesives. NatSCA News, 30 - 31.

Yesilyurt J (2008) A new species of Doryopteris (Pteridaceae) from Suriname. Brittonia, 60 (1) : 63 - 68.

Yesilyurt J (2008) Introducing a new species of the fern genus Doryopteris (Pteridaceae, Polypodiopsida) from the Neotropics. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 158 : 73 - 77.

Yesilyurt JC (2007) Doryopteris majestosa (Pteridaceae), a New Species from South America. American Fern Journal, 97 (4) : 212 - 219.

Yesilyurt JC (2007) Doryopteris majestosa (Pteridaceae), a new species from South America. American Fern Journal, 97 (4) : 212 - 217.

Yesilyurt J (2005) The fern genus Doryopteris (Cheilanthoideae-Pteridaceae) in the Hawaiian Islands. Kew Bulletin, 60 : 547 - 558.

Contributed Publications

Fernandes RS, Yesilyurt JC, Salino A (2014) New species and combinations in Meniscium (Thelypteridaceae). Phytotaxa, 184 (1) : 001 - 011.

Coelho AAOP, Giulietti AM, Harely RM, Yesilyurt JC (2010) Synonymies and typificaitons in Portulaca (Portulacaceae) of Brazil. Kew Bulletin, 65 (1) : 37 - 43.

Coelho AAOP, Giulietti AM, Harley RM, Yesilyurt JC (2010) Synonymies and typificaitons in Portulaca (portulacaceae) of Brazil. Kew Bulletin, 65 (1) : 37 - 43.

Cislinski J, Souza-stevaux MC (1997) Levantamento Floristico da planice de inundacao do Rio Parana. A planice de inundacao do rio Parana: aspectos fisicos, biologicos e socio-economicos,

Teaching and students

Courses taught

Short course: Tropical Plant Identification
5/2007.

Supervision

Doctorate (PhD) Co-supervisor to Fernandes RS
Revisao Taxonomica de Thelypteris subg. Meniscium (Schreder) C. F. Reed (Thelypteridaceae- Polypodiopsida)
Funding: CNPq- Brazil

Impact and outreach

Guest lectures

V Factor - a volunteer collaboration with diatoms, NHM Collections Seminar Series: Flett Theatre, Natural History Museum, London, London, United Kingdom, 2/10/2014.