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.
Herbarium curation, naming, databasing and research, including Neotropical Malvaceae and Compositae
Honorary Research Associate
Research on structure, development and evolution of pollen and anther characters in angiosperms, particularly monocots.
Systematics and curation of Palms and Pandans.
Systematic and comparative plant anatomy, especially of wood (secondary xylem).
Processing and curation of seed bank collections.
Molecular phylogenetics of lichenized and non-lichenized Fungi
Head of the Temperate Regional Team
Arranging travel and provision of administrative support to the Millennium Seed Bank Collecting Section and international partners.
Flora of China; Euphorbiaceae, particularly Euphorbia sensu lato
European Partnership Officer
International Projects Coordinator
Conservation of the plant diversity of western Cameroon.
Compilation of World Checklists of selected plant families within a global network of contributers and reviewers
Tropical African plant diversity and systematics of Apocynaceae.
Researching the evolution, classification and conservation of useful plants.
Chemo-systematics of the Lamiales, especially Lamiaceae.
Effects of plant and fungal extracts on insect biology; chemical authentication of plant extracts and isolation of compounds.
Systematic plant anatomist; bibliographer.
Responsibility for day-to-day management of the Millennium Seed Bank and Wakehurst Place libraries.
Co-ordinating International Diploma Courses and postgraduate visits; promoting the conservation activities of Kew's UKOTs team through web pages and blogs.