Qualifications: Bachelor of
Science with Majors in Botany and Zoology (1980)
Master of Science in
Conservation and Utilisation of Plant Genetic
Oct 88 - Dec 91
for Plant Genetic Resources,
Based in and running the IBPGR Harare office in
Sep 87 - Sep 88
Masters Degree in Conservation and Utilisation of Plant Genetic Resources at
Apr 86 – Sep 87 International
Board for Plant Genetic Resources,
Consultant to IBPGR under contract to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). The major part of
this contract was to undertake a herbarium survey on the distribution and
taxonomy of Vigna in
Feb 86 – Mar 86 Forestry Association of
Undertook short term genetic resources collection and plant exploration for these two rural development organisations.
Nov 85 – Feb 86 Food
and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations,
Contracted to write the 343 page document: “Under-Exploited Food Plants in Botswana”.
Oct 84 –Nov 85 Ekokonsult,
Responsible for all biological input to environmental impact assessments and botanical surveys.
Jan 84 – Jul 84 Aqua
Tech Groundwater Consultants,
Environmental Consultants Division,
Involved with establishing environmental and natural resources division of this company. Responsible for all aspects of botanical input for consultancies.
Sep 83 – Dec 83 World
Responsible for undertaking a country-wide collection of medicinal plants and data from traditional healers in Botswana as part of WHO’s project on the integration of traditional and western medicine. Particular emphasis was placed on the plants of south—western Botswana.
Apr 81 – Aug 83 Ministry
of Commerce and Industry,
Worked on a USAID-funded consultancy to assess the feasibility of sustainably utilising a range of indigenous plants as a means of generating income for rural communities. Responsible for entire botanical Input to the project, including countrywide project design, data collection and analysis, and the preparation of a 480 page publication entitled “The Potential for Commercial Utilisation of Indigenous Plants and Insects in Botswana”.
Jan 81 – Mar 81 CSIR,
Undertook chemical analyses and biological assays for the First
International Biomass Experiment in the south
Moss, H. and F. Taylor The Potential for Commercial Utilisation of Indigenous Plants and Insects in Botswana. Volume II -The Resource and its Management. 480pp. Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Gaborone, Botswana. 1983
Jacobsen, N.H.G. and H. Moss. A Contribution to the Flora of the Northern Namib. Dinteria 19: pp.27—68. 1987
Moss, H. Under-Exploited Food Plants in Botswana. 343pp. FAO, Rome. 1988.
Anishetty, N.M. and H. Moss. Vigna Genetic Resources: Current Status and Future Plans. in AVRDC. 1988. Mungbean: Proceedings of the Second International Symposium. pp. 13—18. AVRDC, Shanhua, Tainan. 1988.
Moss, H. Systemmatic and Ecogeographic Studies on Crop Genepools — Vigna. c 600 pp. IBPGR, Rome.
Moss, H. Southern Africa as a Reservoir of Plant Genetic Diversity for use in Problem Environments. Proceedings of Aetfat Congress, Malawi, 1991.
Moss, H. Priority Setting for a Wild Species Collecting Programme in Namibia. Proceedings of the Namibian National Plant Genetic Resources Workshop, 1991.
Moss, H. Genetic Resources of the Southern Africa Namib Desert Rangelands. Proceedings of the Ivth International Rangelands Congress, Montpelier. 1991.