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Setting up for Tropical Extravaganza

The making of... Tropical Extravaganza 2012

01 Feb 2012

Follow the progress of Kew's Princess of Wales Conservatory as it is transformed into a sea of exotic plants with amazing floral displays inspired by fire, air, water and earth.


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Promoting Voices of Oral History in the USA

by: Michele Losse, Library, Art and Archives blog
31 Jan 2012

Michele, Assistant Archivist at Kew, blogs about her experiences at the American Oral History Society's annual conference held in Denver, Colorado, last October.

Hatiora cylindrica

Phylogenetics of epiphytic cacti

31 Jan 2012

DNA sequence analysis improves our understanding of the relationships between the epiphytic cacti.


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Palm house and waterlily house

Kew is recruiting a new Director

30 Jan 2012

After six years at Kew, the current Director (CEO and Chief Scientist), Professor Stephen D. Hopper FLS will be returning to Australia to take up a Chair in Biodiversity at The University of Western Australia.


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From the field - Harapan Rainforest, Sumatra

by: Marie Briggs, GIS team blog
27 Jan 2012

Kew's GIS and South East Asia team report from the forests of Sumatra. This is the first of their posts.

Studying yams in Madagascar

by: Tim Harris, Herbarium blog
27 Jan 2012

Kew and Feedback Madagascar are collaborating to look at the preferences for different species of edible yam in Madagascan rural communities. Find out about the latest research being undertaken as part of Kew's work in Madagascar. 

Harpan landscape

Harapan gallery

27 Jan 2012

Welcome to the Harapan gallery. Here you will find images and maps from our plant conservation project in the region. We'll update the gallery as the project proceeds. Images are presently from 2008 expedition.


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Seed collecting expedition

First call for MSBP-BGCI Fieldwork Fund

27 Jan 2012

The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership (MSBP) and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) are delighted to announce the first call for the MSBP-BGCI Fieldwork Fund.


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Abutilon ranadei flower

Abutilon ranadei (Ghanti Mudra)

26 Jan 2012

View a selection of images of Ghanti Mudra, a Critically Endangered shrub restricted to Maharashtra State in western India, that has great potential as an ornamental.


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Investigating the spread of an invasive tree in the Turks and Caicos Islands

by: Alexandra Davey, UK Overseas Territories team blog
24 Jan 2012

Alexandra Davey, a Conservation Science MSc student from Imperial College, spent two months in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), investigating the spread of an invasive tree, Casuarina equisetifolia, which threatens coastal habitats there.

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