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Mimosa tenuiflora regrowth after pollarding

Caatinga biomass estimation

24 Mar 2011

Scientists from Kew and Brazil are analysing data from field experiments to determine the best way to manage trees for sustainable fuelwood production.


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Richard Oldham: 'The Last Botanical Collector'

by: Charlotte Rowley, Library, Art and Archives blog
23 Mar 2011

Learn about the hardships faced by the unfortunate botanical collector Richard Oldham on his journey around Japan, and find out what led to the end of his contract with Kew.

Cyclamen colchicum

Discovering new localities of a rare species in Georgia

23 Mar 2011

The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership team in Georgia made an exciting discovery in October last year when local nature lovers alerted the team to the presence of cyclamen in a district in West Georgia.


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Inspiration from granite outcrops

by: Steve Ruddy, Kew at the British Museum blog
21 Mar 2011

Steve Ruddy visits the granite outcrops near Perth in Western Australia to draw inspiration for this year's Landscape at the British Museum.

Plants and Climate Change

Kew Views - watch our new film about plants and climate change

21 Mar 2011

Meet some of Kew's plant experts and find about more about the impact that climate change is having on the health of the world's plant life. Discover why plants have such a vital role to play in slowing the pace of climate change, and see how Kew's global science and conservation work is helping to carve a brighter future for both people and plants.


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Economic Botany collections at Kew's Museum No.2

Do you remember the Kew Museums of Economic Botany?

21 Mar 2011

Be part of a research project to reveal the history of Kew's museums


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Black and white - the new colour

by: Philip Smith, International Garden Photographer blog
18 Mar 2011

Your photography can be wonderfully enhanced by exploring black and white techniques. We share some practical tips and tricks.

Forests and climate change in Latin America

by: William Milliken, Herbarium blog
18 Mar 2011

William Milliken explains how Kew’s science programme is helping to address the issues in this part of the world.

Researching the landscape

by: Steve Ruddy, Kew at the British Museum blog
18 Mar 2011

Steve Ruddy travels down under to research plants that will feature in Kew's Australia-themed landscape at the British Museum.

Finding thriving specimens of a rare Caribbean shrub

by: Sara, Colin and Martin, UK Overseas Territories team blog
17 Mar 2011

Kew conservationists are thrilled to have identified a rare shrub at several previously unknown sites on Virgin Gorda in the Caribbean.

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Flower of Nematolepis wilsonii

Nematolepis wilsonii
shining nematolepis

Shining nematolepis was thought to have become extinct in its one known site after the bush fires of February 2009. However, more intensive monitoring discovered a new population nearby with some adult plants and healthy seedlings.

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