The Tree of Life allows us to discover, understand, utilise and conserve life on Earth. In this blog, Bill Baker explains how Kew is leading the charge in a new genomic age for tree of life research on plants and fungi.
This year Kew Scientists have published, with partners, 172 varieties, species or genera of fungi and plants new to science. Martin Cheek describes some of these discoveries and the stories around them.
Each year Kew’s Science Directorate hosts a number of twelve-month sandwich internships across its six research departments which contribute to a diverse range of projects.
Two of the 2017-18 interns report back on their experiences over the past year
As outlined in Kew’s State of the World’s Plant and Fungi reports, plants and fungi are under threat worldwide. If we want to preserve the Earth’s ecosystems for future generations we need to use all of the conservation tools available. This includes an urgent investment into cryobiotechnology.
On the 2 September 2018, Brazil’s Museu Nacional, and most of its collections, caught fire. This was a massive disaster, both for Brazil and for science. Kew scientist William Milliken shares how Kew can lend a helping hand.