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.
21 Mar 2012
A recent publication defines and characterises the coastal dry forests found in northern Mozambique and assesses their present extent, botanical composition and conservation importance.1 like
14 Mar 2012
Scientists discover at least 11 examples of sympatric speciation on Lord Howe Island.4 likes
06 Mar 2012
Research suggests that the high levels of biodiversity in the Cape of South Africa have been promoted by a combination of complex environmental conditions and climatic stability.2 likes
29 Feb 2012
A PhD student helps to discover a new class of fungi.5 likes
22 Feb 2012
Research at Kew is investigating ways to protect library, museum and herbarium collections from damage caused by booklice.7 likes
15 Feb 2012
Scientists study how phylogenetic trees can predict the medicinal uses of plants.14 likes
06 Feb 2012
Researchers contemplate the first symbioses between plants and fungi..4 likes
31 Jan 2012
DNA sequence analysis improves our understanding of the relationships between the epiphytic cacti.1 like
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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.