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 of Lamiaceae and Gesneriaceae; Lamiaceae research
Head of Collecting & Network Support
Systematic research in Southeast Asia, coordination of the international Vascular Plant Classification Committee (VPCC), and supporting HLAA Directorate strategic planning.
eMonocot Project - Content Team Member
Biodiversity studies, community-based conservation, habitat restoration, sustainable use and livelihoods programmes in Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia
Management of the Alpine and Herbaceous Units
Systematic plant anatomy, especially of dicotyledons and Tertiary paleobotany.
Team leader, Lilioid & Alismatid Monocots/Systematics, conservation and ethnobotany, sustainable use, economic botany and domestication of Dioscoreales, the (yams and their allies) and other lilioid & alismatid monocots
Application of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Nagoya Protocol at Kew, and training of staff and partners.
Herbarium Liaison Officer for the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership.
Deliver vegetation mapping and species based analysis projects for consultancy and science projects.
College Based Sandwich Course Student, HLAA, Myrtales
Seed cleaning, x-raying, banking, germination testing, accessioning & harvesting of regeneration material.
Collections management; floristic & monographic research on Neotropical Melastomataceae and Myrtaceae
Taxonomic research on SE Asian Orchidaceae
Taxonomy of Acanthaceae (especially Strobilanthes), Labiatae (especially Salvia, Lepechinia); floristics, plant distribution patterns and conservation in Bolivia
Processing and curation of seed bank collections.
Curation of the herbarium collections for the families within the Commelinids section.
Fungal molecular systematics, biodiversity and ecology; exploitation of medicinal and edible fungi; conservation and sustainable use of fungal resources.
Developing strategies and methodologies, and publishing information, to promote conservation by using taxonomic information at different levels in the Neotropics, focussing on the Brazilian flora, the Rubiaceae and Cactaceae.
Acting Team Leader for Malpighiales team.
Research interest: Phylogeny and taxonomy of Salicaceae (syn. Flacourtiaceae) and Achariaceae sensu lato.
Cultivation of and research into the taxonomy, morphology and pollination of Passifloraceae