Science and conservation news
Keep up to date with the latest science and conservation news and blogs from Kew. Here you will find all the latest articles about our work in the UK and around the world. Research news of interest to specialists is reported in our specialist science news page and our newsletter Kew Scientist.
30 Sep 2010
Two of the most extensive collections of dried fungus specimens, those at Kew and CABI (IMI), have been combined to create a fungarium at Kew holding around 1.25 million specimens.6 likes
29 Sep 2010
A global analysis of extinction risk for the world's plants, conducted by Kew together with the Natural History Museum, London and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has revealed that the world’s plants are as threatened as mammals, with one in five of the world’s plant species threatened with extinction.56 likes
22 Sep 2010
Plants picked up to 150 years ago by Victorian collectors and held by the million in herbarium collections across the world could become a powerful – and much needed – new source of data for studying climate change, according to research published this week in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Ecology.7 likes
21 Sep 2010
Unlike the business world, nature has no ability to predict future events, but instead uses 'resilience' as its strategy for recovery after disturbance. Inherent within this are creativity and innovation which bring wider benefits. In these transformational times of volatile change, businesses can improve their ability to thrive (not just survive) by focusing on their resilience.
20 Sep 2010
Kew and Missouri Botanical Gardens in the United States are collaborating with partners worldwide to create the first working list of all known plants.10 likes
20 Sep 2010
In this item James Wearn provides an overview for botanists on the Vascular Plant Classification Committee (VPCC), of which he is the Secretary, and the recent agreement achieved for the rearrangement of plant specimens in herbaria and other collections.2 likes
15 Sep 2010
A chance to see behind the scenes in Kew’s Herbarium, Library, Art & Archives.
13 Sep 2010
Working in partnership with Kew and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), the Natural History Museum launches The Big Nature Debate to explore public concerns about biodiversity loss ahead of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan.13 likes
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10 Jun 2013
Scientists at Kew Gardens have discovered compounds new to science in ordinary elderflower drinks.
06 Jun 2013
Lord Howe Island provides evidence in plants for the ‘syngameon hypothesis’ of adaptive evolution.
08 Nov 2012
A new study from Kew suggests that Arabica coffee could be extinct in the wild within 70 years.
14 Sep 2011
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew announced today that Director (CEO and Chief Scientist), Professor Stephen Hopper FLS will step down in autumn 2012 after six years in the job.