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PhD studentships available

Working in the Jodrell Laboratory
Thu, 2015-11-26 11:45

The London NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) Doctoral Training Partnership brings together nine of the world’s leading research centres in environmental science. The Partnership fosters integrated training of environmental scientists in ways that cross boundaries between established disciplines.

Save the Date! State of the World's Plants Symposium

Image of flowers of Eschweilera
Tue, 2015-11-17 10:29

State of the World's Plants Symposium, 10–12 May, 2016

Plants represent one of the most important constituents of biodiversity, the foundation of most of the world’s ecosystems. They hold the potential to tackle many of the world’s present and future challenges, from global food security to mitigating the worst impacts of climate change. Plants are also under pressure from a multitude of threats. It is therefore timely to take a snapshot of the status of the world’s plants and try to answer the questions:

Prof Kathy Willis on BBC Radio 4

Photo of Prof Kathy Willis
Tue, 2015-11-10 12:00

Kew's Director of Science, Professor Kathy J Willis, was interviewed for an episode of The Life Scientific, broadcast this morning on BBC Radio 4.

Presenter Jim Al-Khalili talked to Kathy about the future of biodiversity, the importance of science communication and Kew's plans to make its science more accessible to the public. 

Kathy discusses her distinguished academic career in biodiversity, including fieldwork carried out in the New Forest and the Galapagos Islands.

Symposium on crop diversity and climate change

Crop Diversity and Climate Change graphic
Mon, 2015-11-09 13:27

The Role of Crop Diversity in Transitioning to a Resilient Food System in a Changing Climate

Global Crop Diversity Trust (Crop Trust) and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

This one-day symposium organised jointly by the Global Crop Diversity Trust (‘Crop Trust’) and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (‘RBG Kew’), will bring together experts from around the UK to discuss the role of crop diversity and Crop Wild Relatives (CWR), in building more sustainable and resilient agriculture and food systems.

Kew Publishing success at Royal Society of Biology Book Awards

Kew Publishing book covers
Mon, 2015-11-02 12:33

Winner of the Postgraduate Textbook Prize

Curating Biocultural Collections 
by Jan Salick, Katie Konchar and Mark Nesbitt (published in association with Missouri Botanical Garden)