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.
18 Jan 2013
Stuart Cable and the team from Silo National des Graines Forestières visit the spiny forest to collect seeds for Kew's Millennium Seed Bank.3 likes
11 Dec 2012
New research investigates structural colour in fruits and flowers.4 likes
29 Nov 2012
The systematics and evolution of Gagea sensu lato in Iran has been the subject of four recent research papers.3 likes
08 Nov 2012
A new study from Kew suggests that Arabica coffee could be extinct in the wild within 70 years.90 likes
07 Nov 2012
A new portal for eMonocot provides a gateway through which to search and access this online biodiversity resource for monocot plants.7 likes
01 Nov 2012
A mobile application is being developed to identify species of Indigofera in the field in Southern Africa.0 likes
30 Oct 2012
Each year we host over 200 researchers in the Economic Botany Collection. It's always a pleasure to see their work making it into print, and no more so than with Adam Bowett's magnificent new book, Woods in British furniture-making 1400-1900.
24 Oct 2012
Using the size of guard cells in fossil plants to predict how much DNA each cell contained (the genome size), researchers have discovered that variations in genome sizes over geological time correlate with atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.0 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.