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.
PhD student studying drivers of speciation within large genera of Myrtaceae
Investigating fungal-plant symbioses employing molecular techniques.
Herbarium curation including organising curation tasks, naming, databasing and research, including Neotropical Malvaceae, Meliaceae for the Flora of the Guianas, and Compositae
Co-ordination of and administrative support for International Diploma Courses and their derivatives.
Content team member eMonocot project
Revising the genus Gomphostemma Wall. ex Benth. (Lamiaceae); Flora of Thailand Lamiaceae
Research & curation of herbarium collections for the Temperate regional team and Orchidaceae systematics. Vegetation survey work.
Systematics and floristics of the Lamiaceae and its close relatives
South-East Asian botany, special interest in plants of New Guinea
The application of biological collections data to studies of global patterns of plant diversity and its conservation.
Molecular systematics of flowering plants; divergence time estimation; biogeography; taxonomy of Sapindaceae and Pandanaceae.
PhD student working on the Taxonomy and molecular systematics of African and Indian Ocean Syzygium (Myrtaceae).
Diversity and conservation of the floras of Africa and Madagascar, species identification, sustainable livelihoods, forest restoration
Digitisation Officer, IUCN Sampled Red List Index Project for Plants at Kew. Special interests in plant conservation and conservation assessments.
Taxonomy and systematics of Euphorbiaceae s.l. Curation of families within the Malpighiales section.
Molecular systematics and evolution of angiosperms, allopolyploidy in angiosperms, taxonomy of Orchidaceae.
Monitoring and conservation of Kews local flora and fauna. Monitoring of phenology.
Interested in evolution at the DNA sequence level. Specifically the consequences of polyploidy in Nicotiana and plant DNA barcoding.
Research into Leguminosae, with particular interest in South East Asia
Maintenance of decorative and botanical collections and displays in the Order Beds and Grass garden areas.