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.
International Projects Co-ordinator
Information Officer, Seed Conservation Department
Curation of and research into the Economic Botany Collection; ethnobotany education; taxonomy of useful plants; seed-morphology; public enquiries.
Research on plant diversity and systematics and development and direction of key projects of importance to HLAA, especially those promoting access, analysis and use of Kew’s plant diversity resources.
Solutions Architect in Science Applications section, with responsibility for design of science and horticulture IT systems.
Research, curation and vegetation survey for the Temperate Regional Team.
To deliver RBG Kew’s mission by supporting the Director as Chief Scientist, and the Keepers (Directors) of the Jodrell Laboratory, Herbarium, Library Art and Archives and Director of Conservation, Living Collections and Estates in developing and implementing the strategy, policy and planning framework for science at Kew in line with the Breathing Planet Programme and identifying relevant fundraising opportunities.
Management of the Biodiversity Information and Economic Botany Section of the Herbarium; Lamiaceae research; implementation of Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC).
Investigation of genetic and epigenetic alterations after polyploidization and/or hybridization and their effects on the evolution of flowering plants.
To establish a cross-departmental programme in restoration ecology
Curation of families assigned to Wet Tropics Africa team, IUCN Conservation Assessments, and Checklist production.
Developing collaborative partnerships for the MSBP
To understand the evolutionary mechanisms leading to genome size diversification in plants.
Taxonomy and floristics of tropical American trees; biodiversity of Amazonian rain forest; dendrological inventory; tree utilization in forestry/agro-forestry systems.
Project Management of eMonocot, creating a global online resource for monocot plants.
Systematics and floristics of Poaceae, especially Africa and China; and of Eriocaulaceae, with emphasis on Old World.
Seed cleaning, x-raying, banking, germination testing & harvesting of regeneration material.
Assisting with field work in Congo (Brazzaville) and Guinea (Conakry)
Chemical fingerprinting and isolation of plant-derived compounds using various techniques for authentication, chemotaxonomic and applied projects.
Systematic studies of Neotropical plant families of importance in Amazonia
Research into micropropagation and reintroduction of endangered orchid species, using symbiotic germination and in vitro techniques.