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
Structure, function and diversity of natural products and macromolecules from plants and fungi; specialist in NMR spectroscopy.
Coordinate content gathering for the eMonocot project.
Systematics of Acanthaceae Flora Zambesiaca, general floristic and ecological work in East and Northeast Africa, working with the MSB project in East Africa.
Research into the taxonomy and evolution of Poaceae and management of Grassbase
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.