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Vinceti, Barbara

Barbara Vinceti, an Italian national, is a forest ecologist and member of the forest genetic resources team at Bioversity International since January 2002.

Barbara has been responsible for planning and coordinating research activities on conservation and sustainable use of forest genetic resources in Latin America. Since 2006, she has contributed to various EU-funded research projects focused on understanding responses of forest ecosystems to climatic changes, with responsibility in the area of dissemination and stakeholder engagement.

More recently, since 2012, she has been leading research collaborations in West Africa on conservation of forest genetic resources and forest restoration, with a particular emphasis on indigenous food tree species.



PhD, Tropical forest ecology, University of Edinburgh, UK

MSc, Forestry, University of Florence, Italy

Publication highlights:

Lompo, D., Vinceti, B., Konrad, H., Gaisberger, H., & Geburek, T. (2018). Phylogeography of African locust bean (Parkia biglobosa) reveals genetic divergence and spatially structured populations in West and Central Africa. Journal of Heredity.

Koskela, J., Vinceti, B., Dvorak, W., Bush, D., Dawson, I.K., Loo, J., Kjaer, E.D., Navarro, C., Padolina, C., Bordács, S., Jamnadass, R., Graudal, L. (2014) Utilization and transfer of forest genetic resources: a global review. Forest Ecology and Management, Vol. 333: 22–34; doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2014.07.017 

Vinceti B., C. Termote, A. Ickowitz, B. Powell, K. Kehlenbeck, and D. Hunter (2013). The contribution of forest and trees to sustainable diets. Sustainability. 5(11), 4797-4824; doi:10.3390/su5114797

Vinceti, B., Loo, J., Gaisberger, H., Van Zonneveld, M. J., Schueler, S., Konrad, H., Kadu, C. a. C., et al. (2013). 'Conservation Priorities for Prunus africana Defined with the Aid of Spatial Analysis of Genetic Data and Climatic Variables'. PLoS ONE, 8(3), e59987. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.00599872