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Collaborator

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Biotic - Abiotic Interactions


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Joana Magos Brehm

Main Research Interests

My main research interests are focused on in situ and ex situ conservation of threatened plant species; management of Genebanks as an ex situ conservation tool; techniques of collection, characterization and conservation of germplasm; development of national conservation strategies for the conservation of plant genetic resources (e.g., crop wild relatives, wild harvested plants, landraces); climate change and its effect in the stability of plant species; and genetic diversity studies as a tool for the conservation of plant taxa.

 

Academic Qualifications

- 2009: PhD in Biosciences, University of Birmingham (UK)
- 2004: MSc in Conservation and Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources, University of Birmingham (UK)
- 2001: 5-year college graduation in Applied Plant Biology, University of Lisbon (Portugal)


Recent Publications

Clemente A., Cotrim H., Magos Brehm J., Dias S., Costa C. & Martins-Loução M.A. 2012. As Colecções da Flora Portuguesa ameaçada no Banco de Germoplasma do Jardim Botânico do Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência da Universidade de Lisboa. El Botanico 6:18-19.

Iriondo J.M., Maxted N., Kell S.P., Ford-Lloyd B.V., Lara-Romero C., Labokas J. & Magos Brehm J. 2012. Identifying quality standards for genetic reserve conservation of CWR. In: Maxted N., Dulloo M.E., Ford-Lloyd B.V., Frese L., Iriondo J.M. & Pinheiro de Carvalho M.A.A. (eds) Agrobiodiversity conservation: securing the diversity of crop wild relatives and landraces. CAB International, Wallingford, UK. pp. 72-77.

Magos Brehm J., Ford-Lloyd B.V., Maxted N. & Martins-Loução M.A. 2012. Using neutral genetic diversity to prioritise crop wild relative populations: a Portuguese endemic case study for Dianthus cintranus Boiss. & Reut. subsp. barbatus R. Fern. & Franco. In: Maxted N., Dulloo M.E., Ford-Lloyd B.V., Frese L., Iriondo J.M. & Pinheiro de Carvalho M.A.A. (eds) Agrobiodiversity conservation: securing the diversity of crop wild relatives and landraces. CAB International, Wallingford, UK. pp. 193-210.

Martins-Loução M.A., Clemente A., Escudeiro A., Correia A.I., Sérgio C., Garcia C., Gaio-Oliveira G., Melo I., Magos Brehm J., Cotrim H., Sim-Sim M., Pinto M.J., Antunes M.T., Carvalho P. & Barata R. 2012. O Jardim Botânico da Universidade de Lisboa e a Estratégia Global para a Conservação de Plantas (2011-2020). El Botánico 6:7-8.

Maxted N., Castañeda Álvarez N.P., Vincent H.A. & Magos Brehm J. 2011. Gap analysis: a tool for genetic conservation. In: Guarino L., Ramanatha Rao V. & Goldberg E. (eds) Collecting Plant Genetic Diversity: Technical Guidelines. 2011 update. Bioversity International, Rome, Italy.

Magos Brehm J., Maxted N., Martins-Loução M.A. & Ford-Lloyd B.V. 2010. New approaches for establishing conservation priorities for socio-economically important plant species. Biodiversity and Conservation 19:2715-2740.

Martins-Loução M.A., Sérgio C., Melo I., Correia A.I., Escudeiro A., Barata A.R., Sim-Sim M., Carvalho P., Pinto M.J., Garcia C., Figueira R., Magos Brehm J., Draper D., Marques I., Rosseló A., Tauleigne Gomes C., Cotrim H., Serrano H., Branquinho C. & Clemente A. 2010. O contributo do Jardim Botânico de Lisboa para a Estratégia Global para a Conservação de Plantas (2003-2009). El/O Botanico 4:10-11.

Magos Brehm J., Maxted N., Ford-Lloyd B.V. & Martins-Loução M.A. 2008. National inventories of crop wild relatives and wild harvested plants: case-study for Portugal. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 55:779-796.

Magos Brehm J., Mitchell M., Maxted N., Ford-Lloyd B.V. & Martins-Loução M.A. 2008. IUCN Red Listing of Crop Wild Relatives: is a national approach as difficult as some think? In: Maxted N., Ford-Lloyd B.V., Kell S.P., Iriondo J.M., Dullo E. & Turok J. (eds) Crop wild relative conservation and use. CAB International, Wallingford, UK. pp. 211-242.


Ongoing Projects

  • 2012- BOT-ERA: Reinforcing cooperation between the Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan and ERA, Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (UK), The University of Birmingham (UK) and Innoveo Consulting, Seventh Framework Programme.

 

Other Information

-Referee for Plant Genetic Resources – Characterization and Utilization and Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment.

- Member of the IUCN Crop Wild Relative Specialist Group.