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PhD studentships in ‘Science & Solutions for a Changing Planet’

Wolfson Wing of Jodrell Laboratory
Tue, 2014-12-16 08:48

The Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership is a unique, world-class, multidisciplinary PhD training opportunity. Kew is a partner in this programme, helping to train and inspire a new generation of environmental experts and leaders to tackle some of the toughest challenges of our time. Students have the opportunity to be based at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for their research projects, utilising our world-class collections, facilities and expertise.

Projects based at Kew come under two themes:

Digitising Kew's weeds

Bluebell wood at Kew
Tue, 2014-12-02 13:35

The Wild Flora of Kew Gardens: A Cumulative Checklist from 1759 compiled by Tom Cope (Kew’s Grass Systematist until 2010, and now an Honorary Research Associate) was published by Kew in 2009. This publication combines historical records of plant species recorded growing wild in the 300 acres of Kew Gardens with Tom’s own observations made over the course of 35 years.

Soejatmi plants Soejatmia bamboo

Soejatmi planting Soejatmia bamboo
Mon, 2014-11-17 10:53

In October 2014 Honorary Research Fellows in the Herbarium, John and Soejatmi Dransfield, spent two weeks in Singapore Botanic Gardens under Singapore Botanic Gardens Fellowships. While Soejatmi was there, she was able to visit the type locality of her eponymous bamboo, Soejatmia ridleyi, and also ceremonially planted a clump of the bamboo in the botanic gardens. 

PhD studentships available

Cylindropuntia imbricata
Tue, 2014-11-04 13:59

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.

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