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Byng, James

Job title: 

Post-graduate research student

Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives
Joined Kew: 

October 2009

Foreign languages: 

Spanish (conversational), French (basic).

Qualifications and appointments: 
  • BSc, Tropical Environmental Science, University of Aberdeen, 2008
  • MSc, Biodiversity & Taxonomy of Plants, University of Edinburgh/RBGE, 2009

Monographing Syzygium from across the entire African continent and compiling a checklist of Indian Ocean taxa with molecular phylogeny and biogeography analyses of the region. Other interests include Zambian floristics and APG plant family classification and identification.

Selected publications: 

Byng, J. W., Racey, P. A., and Swaine, M. D. (2010). The ecological impacts of a migratory bat population on their seasonal roost in Kasanka National Park, Zambia. African Journal of Ecology, 48. 29-36.