Dr Rob Huxley

Dr Robert Huxley

Principal Curator

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Division of Diversity and Informatics
Contact: email
Phone: +44 (0) 792 000 7173

Specialisms

Algal taxonomy, Assesment, Coaching, Coastal ecology, Faciliation, History of Natural History, Networking, Teaching , Strategic mangagement of collections, review and audit of natural history collections

Qualifications

Degrees

MA, Oxford Brookes Uinversity, United Kingdom, 2014 - 2017

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Continuing Education), CNAA, United Kingdom, 1986 - 1987

PhD, London University, United Kingdom, 1976 - 1981

BSc, Liverpool University, United Kingdom, 1972 - 1975

Employment history

Academic

Research Assistant, Bangor University, NERC Unit of Marine Invertebrate Biology, United Kingdom, 1981 - 1983

Non-academic

Head of Botanical Collections, Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, 1992 - 2013

Collections Manager, Lichens, Natural History Museum, Botany Department, 1990 - 1992

Exhibition Development Scientist, Natural History Museum, Department of Public Services, 1987 - 1990

Publications Officer, Institute of Biology, 1986 - 1987

Curator/Warden, Greenfield Valley Hertitage Park and Abbey Farm Museum, Clwyd, United Kingdom, 1983 - 1985

Highlighted publications

Huxley R, Pentecost A (2011) The Order Oedogoniales, In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles: an identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae;. 2nd edition, JOHN DM, Whitton BA, Brook AJ (Eds). Cambridge University Press : Cambridge. 500 - 534.

Huxley R (2007) The Great Naturalists. Huxley R (Eds). Thames & Hudson/ Natural History Museum : London.

Ingram DS, Lucas GLI, Huxley R (1994) Botanical collections at risk. Nature, 371 (6492) : 9 - 9. doi: 10.1038/371009a0

Grants

Managing Natural History Collections - Sharing knowledge and experience with network partners in Kenya
Principal investigator: Huxley
Funding: World Collections Programme

Committees

Council of SPNHC, SPNHC, 2014 - on going.

Editorships

Editor, Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Botanical Series, Natural History Museum, 1990 - 1992.

Internal Positions

Member at Large, 2013 - 2015.

President, 2003 - 2005.

Member at Large, 1997 - 2001.

Publications

Jarvis C, Spencer M, Huxley R (2012) Sloane’s plant specimens at the Natural History Museum (with a supplementary account of Sloane’s fossils by Cyrille Delmer), In: From Books to Bezoars - Sir Hans Sloane and his Collections, Walker A, MacGregor A, Hunter M (Eds). British Library : London. 137 - 157.

Huxley R, Maldar G (2011) Natural History Collections as large-scale infrastructures: European initiatives to improve research access and sustainability. SPNHC Newsletter, 25 : 17 - 20.

Huxley R, Pentecost A (2011) The Order Oedogoniales, In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles: an identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae;. 2nd edition, JOHN DM, Whitton BA, Brook AJ (Eds). Cambridge University Press : Cambridge. 500 - 534.

John DM, Huxley R, Williamson DB (2011) William and George West: a review of their publications, collections and freshwater algae described from the British Isles, In: The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae, John DM, Whitton BA, Brook AJ (Eds). Cambridge University Press : 54.

John DM, Huxley R, Williamson DB (2011) William and George West: a review of their publications, collections and freshwater algae described from the British Isles; with an accompanying DVD prepared by Alan Donaldson and Brian A. Whitton containing articles and a photo catalogue of algal images and habitats compiled by Peter V. York and David M. John. Section 4 on DVD. 54pp,, In: The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles: An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae. 2nd edn, JOHN DM, Whitton BA, Brook AJ (Eds). Cambridge University Press : Cambridge.

Huxley R (2010) Salicornia dolichostachya.. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/species-of-the-day/common-species/salicornia-dolichostachya/index.html :

Huxley R, Owens S, Weigel D, Metzlaf K (2009) Landscape genomics and natural history collections - a new alliance. EPSO News, 12 : 1 - 2.

Humphries CJ, Huxley R (2007) Carl von Linné, In: The Great Naturalists, HUXLEY R (Eds). Thames & Hudson/ Natural History Museum : London. 297 pp. 133 - 139.

Humphries CJ, Huxley R (2007) Theophastus, In: The Great Naturalists, HUXLEY R (Eds). Thames & Hudson/ Natural History Museum : London. 297 pp.

Huxley R (2007) Sir Hans Sloane, In: The Great Naturalists, HUXLEY R (Eds). Thames & Hudson/ Natural History Museum : 111 - 117.

Huxley R (2007) John Ray, In: The Great Naturalists, HUXLEY R (Eds). Thames & Hudson/ Natural History Museum : London. 297 pp. 92 - 97.

Huxley R (2007) The Great Naturalists. Huxley R (Eds). Thames & Hudson/ Natural History Museum : London.

Huxley R, Humphries CJ (2007) Andrea Cesalpino, In: The Great Naturalists, HUXLEY R (Eds). Thames & Hudson/ Natural History Museum : London. 297 pp. 63 - 65.

Collins C, Cornish L, Huxley R, Owens S (2006) SYNTHESYS Network Activity C-Assessing Standards of Collections in European Museums. Collection Forum, 21 : 5 - 18.

Huxley R (2003) Presidential Profile. SPNHC Newsletter, 17 : 3 - 4.

Huxley R (2003) Natural history collectors and their collections:’ simpling macaronis and instruments of empire’, In: Enlightenment: Discovering the World in the 18th century, Sloan K (Eds). British Museum Press : 80 - 91.

Huxley R (2003) Challenging the dogma: classifying and describing the natural world, In: Enlightenment: Discovering the World in the 18th century, Sloan K (Eds). British Museum Press : 70 - 79.

John DM, Johnson LR, Huxley R (2003) The Wests – their lives and phycological legacy. The Phycologist, 64 : 11 - 13.

John DM, Johnson LR, Huxley R (2003) The Wests - their lives and phycological legacy. The Phycologist, 64 : 11 - 13.

Lydon SJ, Mcgee WoodM, Huxley R, Sutton DA (2003) Data patterns in multiple botanical descriptions: implications for automatic processing of legacy data. Systematics and Biodiversity, 1 : 151 - 157.

Reid G, Huxley R, Williams DM (1995) Preliminary efforts towards a diatom type catalogue with an example from Fragilariforma virescens. PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRTEENTH INTERNATIONAL DIATOM SYMPOSIUM 423 - 429.

Ingram DS, Lucas GLI, Huxley R (1994) Botanical collections at risk. Nature, 371 (6492) : 9 - 9. doi: 10.1038/371009a0

Introduction

Qualifications

Degrees

MA, Oxford Brookes Uinversity, United Kingdom, 2014 - 2017

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Continuing Education), CNAA, United Kingdom, 1986 - 1987

PhD, London University, United Kingdom, 1976 - 1981

BSc, Liverpool University, United Kingdom, 1972 - 1975

Employment history

Academic

Research Assistant, Bangor University, NERC Unit of Marine Invertebrate Biology, United Kingdom, 1981 - 1983

Non-academic

Head of Botanical Collections, Natural History Museum, Life Sciences, 1992 - 2013

Collections Manager, Lichens, Natural History Museum, Botany Department, 1990 - 1992

Exhibition Development Scientist, Natural History Museum, Department of Public Services, 1987 - 1990

Publications Officer, Institute of Biology, 1986 - 1987

Curator/Warden, Greenfield Valley Hertitage Park and Abbey Farm Museum, Clwyd, United Kingdom, 1983 - 1985

Highlighted publications

Huxley R, Pentecost A (2011) The Order Oedogoniales, In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles: an identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae;. 2nd edition, JOHN DM, Whitton BA, Brook AJ (Eds). Cambridge University Press : Cambridge. 500 - 534.

Huxley R (2007) The Great Naturalists. Huxley R (Eds). Thames & Hudson/ Natural History Museum : London.

Ingram DS, Lucas GLI, Huxley R (1994) Botanical collections at risk. Nature, 371 (6492) : 9 - 9. doi: 10.1038/371009a0

Projects

Grants

Managing Natural History Collections - Sharing knowledge and experience with network partners in Kenya
Principal investigator: Huxley
Funding: World Collections Programme

Professional activities

Committees

Council of SPNHC, SPNHC, 2014 - on going.

Editorships

Editor, Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Botanical Series, Natural History Museum, 1990 - 1992.

Internal Positions

Member at Large, 2013 - 2015.

President, 2003 - 2005.

Member at Large, 1997 - 2001.

Publications

Publications

Jarvis C, Spencer M, Huxley R (2012) Sloane’s plant specimens at the Natural History Museum (with a supplementary account of Sloane’s fossils by Cyrille Delmer), In: From Books to Bezoars - Sir Hans Sloane and his Collections, Walker A, MacGregor A, Hunter M (Eds). British Library : London. 137 - 157.

Huxley R, Maldar G (2011) Natural History Collections as large-scale infrastructures: European initiatives to improve research access and sustainability. SPNHC Newsletter, 25 : 17 - 20.

Huxley R, Pentecost A (2011) The Order Oedogoniales, In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles: an identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae;. 2nd edition, JOHN DM, Whitton BA, Brook AJ (Eds). Cambridge University Press : Cambridge. 500 - 534.

John DM, Huxley R, Williamson DB (2011) William and George West: a review of their publications, collections and freshwater algae described from the British Isles, In: The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae, John DM, Whitton BA, Brook AJ (Eds). Cambridge University Press : 54.

John DM, Huxley R, Williamson DB (2011) William and George West: a review of their publications, collections and freshwater algae described from the British Isles; with an accompanying DVD prepared by Alan Donaldson and Brian A. Whitton containing articles and a photo catalogue of algal images and habitats compiled by Peter V. York and David M. John. Section 4 on DVD. 54pp,, In: The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles: An Identification Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Algae. 2nd edn, JOHN DM, Whitton BA, Brook AJ (Eds). Cambridge University Press : Cambridge.

Huxley R (2010) Salicornia dolichostachya.. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/species-of-the-day/common-species/salicornia-dolichostachya/index.html :

Huxley R, Owens S, Weigel D, Metzlaf K (2009) Landscape genomics and natural history collections - a new alliance. EPSO News, 12 : 1 - 2.

Humphries CJ, Huxley R (2007) Carl von Linné, In: The Great Naturalists, HUXLEY R (Eds). Thames & Hudson/ Natural History Museum : London. 297 pp. 133 - 139.

Humphries CJ, Huxley R (2007) Theophastus, In: The Great Naturalists, HUXLEY R (Eds). Thames & Hudson/ Natural History Museum : London. 297 pp.

Huxley R (2007) Sir Hans Sloane, In: The Great Naturalists, HUXLEY R (Eds). Thames & Hudson/ Natural History Museum : 111 - 117.

Huxley R (2007) John Ray, In: The Great Naturalists, HUXLEY R (Eds). Thames & Hudson/ Natural History Museum : London. 297 pp. 92 - 97.

Huxley R (2007) The Great Naturalists. Huxley R (Eds). Thames & Hudson/ Natural History Museum : London.

Huxley R, Humphries CJ (2007) Andrea Cesalpino, In: The Great Naturalists, HUXLEY R (Eds). Thames & Hudson/ Natural History Museum : London. 297 pp. 63 - 65.

Collins C, Cornish L, Huxley R, Owens S (2006) SYNTHESYS Network Activity C-Assessing Standards of Collections in European Museums. Collection Forum, 21 : 5 - 18.

Huxley R (2003) Presidential Profile. SPNHC Newsletter, 17 : 3 - 4.

Huxley R (2003) Natural history collectors and their collections:’ simpling macaronis and instruments of empire’, In: Enlightenment: Discovering the World in the 18th century, Sloan K (Eds). British Museum Press : 80 - 91.

Huxley R (2003) Challenging the dogma: classifying and describing the natural world, In: Enlightenment: Discovering the World in the 18th century, Sloan K (Eds). British Museum Press : 70 - 79.

John DM, Johnson LR, Huxley R (2003) The Wests – their lives and phycological legacy. The Phycologist, 64 : 11 - 13.

John DM, Johnson LR, Huxley R (2003) The Wests - their lives and phycological legacy. The Phycologist, 64 : 11 - 13.

Lydon SJ, Mcgee WoodM, Huxley R, Sutton DA (2003) Data patterns in multiple botanical descriptions: implications for automatic processing of legacy data. Systematics and Biodiversity, 1 : 151 - 157.

Reid G, Huxley R, Williams DM (1995) Preliminary efforts towards a diatom type catalogue with an example from Fragilariforma virescens. PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRTEENTH INTERNATIONAL DIATOM SYMPOSIUM 423 - 429.

Ingram DS, Lucas GLI, Huxley R (1994) Botanical collections at risk. Nature, 371 (6492) : 9 - 9. doi: 10.1038/371009a0