Specialist science news
Keep up to date with specialist science news from Kew. Find out more about the latest research and projects that scientists and conservationists at Kew are involved in.
20 Jan 2014
Martin Cheek, a senior botanist at Kew, describes how 12 new species of carnivorous pitcher plants from the Philippines were discovered among Kew’s 7 million herbarium specimens.
11 Dec 2013
Scientists at Kew, the Natural History Museum and Oxford University have produced the most ambitious e-taxonomic portal ever built for plants, delivering baseline information for all 70,000 monocotyledons (20% of all flowering plants).7 likes
29 Nov 2013
Tom Heller from Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank brings partners from across the Caribbean together to learn about banking seeds of their native plants.
18 Nov 2013
The complex history of the family Tecophilaeaceae has been revealed by molecular methods.0 likes
31 Oct 2013
Kew mycologists discover two new species of waxcap mushroom, one named to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.0 likes
10 Oct 2013
Kew mycologists collaborate on the first official fungal Red Data List for Great Britain.0 likes
24 Sep 2013
A new research facility opens to support biodiversity restoration in the southern Amazon ‘arc of deforestation’.0 likes
19 Sep 2013
Reports from an international workshop on plant conservation on Mediterranean islands are now available.4 likes
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Science & Conservation news
07 Mar 2014
William Milliken, Head of Kew's Tropical America team, examines the importance of Kew's collection of over seven million herbarium specimens, and how this resource is being used to tackle the global challenges of our time.
21 Feb 2014
André Schuiteman, senior researcher in orchids at Kew, relates the discovery by the intrepid Evelyn Cheesman of one of the very few blue-flowered epiphytic orchids, Dendrobium azureum, which he recently described as a new species.
14 Feb 2014
Madeleine Groves, the CITES Implementation Officer at Kew, describes how the application of science can help combat illegal wildlife trade.
08 Nov 2012
A new study from Kew suggests that Arabica coffee could be extinct in the wild within 70 years.