Dr Sabina Knees

Head of Floristic Research

Sabina has researched and edited the Flora of Arabia since 2005.

Before joining CMEP in 2005, Sabina was a principal editor on the European Garden Flora, and a Stanley Smith Research Fellow based at the RBGE. She has spent seven years as editor of The New Plantsman for the Royal Horticultural Society, and was CITES officer at RBG Kew for 2 years.

Sabina has numerous publications in horticulture, plant taxonomy and plant conservation. Sabina’s expertise in cultivated plants has contributed to a number of recent projects, including the Oman Botanic Garden, NGBB and the Socotra Botanic Garden. She has also been involved in survey work for the Socotra Archipelago.

Sabina is a member of the Horticultural Taxonomy Group (Hortax), the IUCN SSC Arabian Plant Specialist Group and the Executive Committee of the Friends of Socotra. She has recently completed her PhD thesis on the systematics, phylogenetics and conservation of Abies around the Mediterranean.