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.
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.0 likes
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.23 likes
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
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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.