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Student placements at Kew

Emily Marr monitoring bees on Aconitum
Wed, 2015-06-17 09:49

Opportunities for students

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is pleased to offer opportunities for short- and long-term placements for the academic year 2015-16 in the following Science Departments:

Beautiful new waterlily species discovered by Kew plant hunter Carlos Magdalena

The new discovered waterlily species growing in the wild
Thu, 2015-06-04 13:34

A new waterlily species has been found on a plant-hunting expedition in a remote spot in Kimberley, Western Australia. As plant-hunter Carlos Magdalena investigated the waterlily, it became clear this was not the first time the species has been encountered by Kew experts.  

Books of the month - Kew Colouring books

Thu, 2015-05-28 11:46

New from Kew this month are two beautifully illustrated colouring books featuring artworks of flowering and exotic plants taken from the archive of Curtis's Botanical Magazine, the world's most enduring and respected periodical of its kind, published by Kew since 1787.

Genome mining from fungarium specimens

Photo showing diversity of mushrooms from a cloud forest in Ecuador (Image: B. Dentinger)
Thu, 2015-05-21 11:58

The advent of high throughput DNA sequencing has had a major impact on many areas of biological research, including systematics where the use of genomic data for phylogeny reconstruction has been greatly accelerated. Yet, the utility of preserved natural history collections for generating genomic datasets is not well known.

Fascination of Plants Day

Tue, 2015-05-12 14:48

Amazing Amazon - Exploring the Seeds of the Rainforest

As part of the third global ‘Fascination of Plants Day’ Kew will be inviting visitors to enjoy an exclusive peek at some of our vital conservation work.