Scientific expeditions
Madagascar 2019
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In July and August 2019, Isabel Larridon and Maria Vorontsova travelled to Madagascar to attend the annual conference of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation in Antananarivo. After the meeting, the grassy biomes participants from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (United Kingdom), University of Cape Town and SANBI (South Africa), Texas A&M (USA) and from Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre (KMCC) and the University of Antananarivo (Madagascar) carried out fieldwork in the humid forests of the Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. After the fieldwork, a Cyperaceae identification workshop was given at the TAN herbarium in the Park Botanique et Zoologique de Tsimbazaza (PBZT) with participants from KMCC, PBZT and Missouri Botanical Garden.
Uganda 2017
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In May 2017, Isabel Larridon, Iain Darbyshire, George Gosline and Lizzie Downes travelled to Uganda to carry out fieldwork in the context of the Tropical Important Plant Areas (TIPAs) programme at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Afterwards, they continued on to Nairobi, Kenya to attend the AETFAT conference.
Guinea 2016
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In February and in October-November 2016, Isabel Larridon, Charlotte Couch and Martin Cheek travelled to Guinea to carry out fieldwork in the context of the Tropical Important Plant Areas (TIPAs) programme at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. They also thought on the Master de Biodiversité et de Développement Durable organised by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the National Herbarium of Guinea at Université Gamal Abdel Nasser de Conakry.
Chile 2013
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In April 2013, Isabel Larridon and Marie-Stéphanie Samain travelled to Chile to collect plant material for the project ‘A future for cacti?’ in collaboration with Mauricio A. Cisternas from the Jardín Botánico Nacional in Viña del Mar.
Madagascar 2010
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April 2010, Isabel Larridon, Wim Huygh and Marc Reynders (Ghent University) were joined in Madagascar for fieldwork to collect Cyperaceae by Muthama Muasya (University of Cape Town) in collaboration with Jacqueline Razanatsoa and Jacky Andriantiana (Parc Botanique et Zoologique de Tsimbazaza), Vonona Randrianasolo (Université d'Antananarivo, Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre) and Missouri Botanical Garden.
Kenya 2009
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In June and July 2009, Isabel Larridon and Wim Huygh travelled to Kenya to collect plant material for their PhD projects in collaboration with Mathias Mbale from the East Africa herbarium of the National Museums of Kenya in Nairobi and with support from the Kenya Wildlife Service.
Cameroon 2007
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In February and March 2007, Isabel Larridon, Marc Reynders and Wim Huygh travelled to Cameroon to collect plant material for their PhD projects and to attend the AETFAT conference held in Yaounde. The pre-conference fieldwork was organised in collaboration with Limbe Botanic Gardens, l’ Herbier National du Cameroun, IRAD Cameroun and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.