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.
17 Mar 2011
A new family of flowering plants has been described to accommodate Petenaea cordata, a species of uncertain affinities.7 likes
15 Mar 2011
Samara is the newsletter of the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership.2 likes
14 Mar 2011
Staff at Wakehurst Place have reintroduced a critically endangered UK sedge to a site in Surrey.1 like
09 Mar 2011
A new project at Kew will clarify species concepts in British waxcap fungi, and identify those species most in need of conservation.3 likes
07 Mar 2011
Palmweb is a growing online encyclopaedia on palms which now contains descriptions of all genera and about half of all palm species.7 likes
03 Mar 2011
Experiments are in progress at Bloomers Valley at Wakehurst to determine the best methods for restoring semi-natural grassland of lowland meadows.5 likes
01 Mar 2011
A new review of the characteristics of plants in Mediterranean climate regions has found little evidence that fire has played an important part in the diversification of the flora, contrary to previously held views.0 likes
01 Mar 2011
Scientists at Kew have discovered that a chemical present in Brazilian rosewood (Dalbergia nigra) can be used to identify imports of timber from this species that contravene international regulations, so aiding conservation.10 likes
22 Feb 2011
Scientists are trying to understand the high diversity of plant species in the South African Cape by studying one of the region’s iconic genera – Protea.2 likes
14 Feb 2011
The fifth and sixth books in the Cameroon Conservation Checklist series have been published, covering the regions of Dom and the Lebialem Highlands of Cameroon.2 likes
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Science & Conservation news
09 Dec 2013
Sarah Cody explains how gap analysis is helping our partners collect the seed of crop wild relatives (CWR) for a project called 'Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change', run jointly by Kew's Millennium Seed Bank and the Global Crop Diversity Trust.
08 Nov 2012
A new study from Kew suggests that Arabica coffee could be extinct in the wild within 70 years.
18 May 2010
Kew’s top propagation ‘code-breaker’, horticulturist Carlos Magdalena, has cracked the enigma of growing a rare species of African waterlily. The 'thermal’ lily (Nymphaea thermarum) is believed to be the smallest waterlily in the world, with pads that can be as little as 1 cm in diameter.