Kew's Science Staff
Kew employs more than 200 scientists and benefits from the unpaid services of several dozen Kew-based Research Fellows and Associates, including many former members of staff post-retirement. Here you can read about the individual research interests and activities of Kew scientists and see some of their recent scientific outputs.
Deputy laboratory manager and technology specialist, Millennium Seed Bank
Herbarium curation; lichens and non-lichenised pyrenomycetes
Fungal conservation; monitoring of rare and threatened fungi in the UK
Convention on Biological Diversity policy, implementation and capacity-building, focusing on access to genetic resources, benefit-sharing, the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation and Biodiversity and Climate Change.
I work toward the effective delivery of information about plants, particularly to those outside of science, and in measuring the impact of such services.
KMCC database and conservation assessments
Curating Myrtales collection.
Co-ordination and development of activities relating to species conservation assessments, in particular the application of the IUCN Red List categories and criteria.
Responsible for Remote Sensing (RS) and Vegetation Mapping. Manages GIS/RS projects and related research, with a special interests in vegetation mapping and field methods.
Evolution, systematics and biogeography of palms
Identifying and developing information projects, to support the goals of the Millennium Seed Bank partnership and to obtain funding for such projects.
Research into pollen morphology and development, to assist identification, taxonomy, systematics and the understanding of ecological and evolutionary processes.
Co-ordination of bi-lateral and inter-departmental projects and initiatives in Latin America and volunteer co-ordinator for the Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives (HLAA) Department
Updating and maintenance of International Plant Names Index (IPNI), including nomenclatural and taxonomic research for checklists and nomenclatural advice.
Digitisation of herbarium specimens; development of database and specimen curation standards; resesarch into UKOTs species taxonomy; support for UKOTs Volunteers; programme co-ordination; undertaking conservation assessments
Provide support and facilities to grow UKOT plants and determine best practice for their cultivation. Seed production for restoration of critically endangered UKOT plants.
Systematics of East African plants, conservation, production of Floras and field guides.
Seed cleaning, X-raying, banking, germination testing and harvesting of regeneration material.
Monitoring and conservation of Kews local flora and fauna. Monitoring of phenology.
Updating and maintenance of International Plant Names Index (IPNI), including nomenclatural and taxonomic research for Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS), checklists and nomenclatural advice.
Research is focused on holistic genomics to improve understanding of the organisation, behaviour and evolution of genomes and their chromosomes.