Herbarium staff and plant family responsibilities
As an outcome from Kew's Science Strategy, the Herbarium staff is organized around three major sections: Monocotyledoneae and Dicotyledoneae Systematic Teams, and Regional Teams.
A full family list, with the name of the team responsible for each family, is available:
For a breakdown of the teams, see the structure below:
The Keeper, is assisted by four Assistant Keepers, three responsible for one of the sections below and one responsible for the Library, Art and Archives.
Also managed within this group are the Specimen preparers , the Spirit Collection and Health and Safety Manager, and the Botanical Artists.
The Dicot Systematic Teams are responsible for naming and curation of material of their families from anywhere in the World. Alan Paton is the Assistant Keeper in charge of the five Systematic teams.
Eimear Nic Lughadha
Other units managed by this section Identification Systems and Morphometrics (Don Kirkup), Conventions and Policy Section (Noel McGough, Natasha Ali, Madeleine Groves, Rose Simpson, China Williams and Alex Bell. Higher Education Team (Colin Clubbe, Barry Blewett, Liz de Keyser, Pat Griggs). IPNI - International Plant Name Index (Rosemary Davies, Katherine Challis and Christine Barker)
The Regional Teams identify all incoming material from their region, and also have curatorial responsibilities for a number of selected families. Rogier de Kok is the Assistant Keeper in charge of the five Regional teams.
Stuart Cable (SCD)
Emma York (SCD)
Xander Van Der Burgt
Rogier de Kok
Other units comprised by this section are GIS (Justin Moat, Della Lindsay, Susana Baena, Steve Bachman, the Collections Management Unit (Elizabeth Woodgyer, Angela Bond, Robert Ryan, Sheila Main, Keith Lyons, Lauren Phelan, and Herbarium Digitisation Projects (Anna Saltmarsh, Sarah Phillips, Patricia Malcolm-Tompkins, Sara Barrios).