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.
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
Systematics of temperate and tropical fungi (Ascomycota), with special interest in Asia and Australasia.
Seed cleaning, x-raying, banking, germination testing, management of herbarium specimens and harvesting of regeneration material.
Isolation and analysis of plant compounds and biological activity testing against agricultural pests.
Looking after Kew's alpine bulb collection and propagating UKOTs plants for conservation use.
Taxonomy and conservation of Cactaceae; botanical nomenclature; botany and history of cultivated plants; flora of Eastern Brazil; botanic gardens management
Management of seed curation activities.
Urticaceae and Mucuna (Leguminosae) systematic research
Editor of Flora Zambesiaca.
Senior Scientist Diagnostics
Curation Assistant/Data Entry Officer
Systematics, conservation & sustainable use of bulbous monocots
International Projects Co-ordinator
Answering enquiries to the CEB, specialising in poisonous plant cases; developing an interest and knowledge of botanical jewellery.
International Projects Coordinator
Investigating impacts of changes in the environment and management practices on plant diversity; the design of science-based plant conservation strategies; sustainable use of plant diversity; restoration of degraded habitats.
Research into South East Asian plants, especially Primulaceae and Stemonuraceae. Field guides to Thailand, Borneo and New Guinea. Organiser of the Tropical ID Course.
Botanical inventories for conservation management in Cameroon.