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.
Convention on Biological Diversity policy, implementation and capacity-building, focusing on access to genetic resources, benefit-sharing and invasive species.
Database manager for SEPASAL and contributor and editor of plant uses data for Plant Species Pages published on Kew’s website.
Taxonomy of Rubiaceae, focusing on the Old World Tropics. Special interest in herbaceous genera and the genus Canephora Juss. Curation of the Rubiaceae herbarium collections
Co-ordinating International Diploma Courses and Postgraduate visit; managing information systems for UKOTs team
Assistant Keeper, Regional Teams. South-East Asia team Leader. Verbenaceae and Lamiaceae research
Molecular systematics of mushrooms and allies (Agaricomycotina); tropical mycology; coevolution of fungi with plants and insects
Molecular systematics, evolutionary biology and conservation-genetics research.
Research into seed dormancy, germination, viability and longevity.
Head, Botanical Information Section
Systematics of plant parasitic fungi (Exobasidium) and lichenised fungi; molecular species delimitation & DNA barcoding; culture collection maintenance and laboratory management.
Phylogeny and monography of palms; floristics of SE Asia and Madagascar.
Curation of South East Asia collections. Primulaceae research
Crop Wild Relative Project Co-ordinator
Pteridophyte taxonomy and research
Curatorial support for the Tropical America regional team, and research into Neotropical Malvaceae, Aristolochiaceae, Passifloraceae and Pouteria (Sapotaceae), and a member of Kew’s Pest Management Team
Freshwater algal systematics, biogeography and ecology; botanical phenology and seasonality; science communication
Maintenance and development of decorative and botanical displays in Rock Garden, Aquatic Garden, Wall Border and Salvia collections
Quality control of traditional medicines via chromatography and spectrometry technologies; Chemosystematic implications of compounds found in Iris spp.
Honorary Research Associate - Systematics and Taxonomy of Conifers
Conservation genetics, phylogenetics and genome research.
Molecular systematics, evolutionary biology and biogeography research.
Research on the family Cunoniaceae; plant identification and curation.
Herbarium curation, naming, databasing and research, including Neotropical Malvaceae and Compositae