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.
Evolution of plant form; systematics of monocotyledons.
Tropical tree seed physiology, seed storage longevity, desiccation tolerance and seed conservation; research and training management.
Digital Collections Manager of the Kew Herbarium
Assisting in seed collection from living collections for long-term storage at the Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) and in management of Tropical Nursery seed store
Taxonomic research on Begoniaceae, primarily from SE Asia, especially Borneo, New Guinea, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.
Conservation and income generation- applications of in vitro methods; research into plant recalcitrance and cryopreservation; capacity building and training
Evolution, Ecology & Conservation
Systematics, phylogeny, biogeography, databasing, mapping, utilisation and conservation of legumes focussed on southern Africa.
To investigate characteristics of plant species and environmental factors which influence the detection, selection or avoidance of plants by thrips among diverse glasshouse collections
Project Manager, Orchid Seed Stores for Sustainable Use (OSSSU)
Vitex trifolia; taxonomic research
Sustainable uses of plants; medicinal plants; plant–insect interactions; natural products, fungi, bio-control, economic botany, ethnobotany.
Management and leadership of Systematics Section in HLAA; Systematics of Poales
Provide scientific advice to Defra and the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, and the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations.
Cultivation of various Lamiaceae genera.
Management of the Seed Conservation Department and Millennium Seed Bank Partnership. Plant ecology and seed conservation in southern, central and eastern Africa.
Research into patterns of plant diversity, evolution and conservation in the world's oldest landscapes, with particular emphasis on the Southwest Australian Floristic Region and the Haemodoraceae family of flowering plants.
Neotropical plant taxonomy with an emphasis on Chrysobalanaceae and Ebenaceae; Amazon flora/biodiversity and pollination biology