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.
Maintenance of decorative and botanical collections and displays in the Order Beds and Grass garden areas.
Conservation assessment, inventory and monitoring of island communities; capacity-building for conservation; conservation policy, role of botanic gardens in conservation.
Species Conservation Assessor, IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants at Kew
Taxonomic research into Elaeocarpaceae
Potpourri industry liaison, research into wild collected UK trade imports and oversee economic botany enquiries.
Systematics and biogeography of Poaceae; botanical monitoring of natural areas at Kew Gardens.
Conservation assessment, inventory and monitoring of UK Overseas Territories plants; capacity-building for conservation and horticulture; role of botanic gardens in conservation, development of horticultural protocols and ex situ living collections.
Re-organising the Herbarium to the new APG III linear sequence of plant classification.
Conservation genetic studies at population and species level.
Research and curation of the Drylands African Regional team.
Systematics and conservation of orchids.
Co-manage the DNA Bank, and provide technical support in the molecular systematics lab.
Pure and applied plant anatomy; sustainable tropical fuelwood production.
Taxonomy of African Acanthaceae; African floristics; African plant conservation
Content Officer for the Medicinal Plant Names Services project, which is building sustainable information services specifically for the health and pharmaceutical sectors.
Research into seed dormancy, germination, viability and longevity.
Taxonomy and systematics of Rubiaceae focusing on Madagascan genera; curation of collections and maintenance of database
Editing the International Plant Names Index website.