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Are some ecosystems more sensitive to climatic variability than others? This is the question tackled by researchers from Kew, the University of Bergen and the University of Oxford in a ground-breaking new study published today in Nature.
In an article published by The Independent on 26th December 2015, Kew scientists were praised for uncovering more than 140 species new to science (including four new genera) – twice as many as in 2014.
Maria Vorontsova, Research Leader for Comparative Plant and Fungal Biology (CPFB) describes her involvement in discussions at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC, COP 21).
In advance of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21), the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Global Crop Diversity Trust held an exciting symposium on 'The Role of Crop Diversity in Transitioning to a Resilient Food System in a Changing Climate'.