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Pictures shows four people standing around a conveyor belt. One person is leaning over the conveyor belt, placing pressed plant specimens onto it. Another person is operating a device that delivers barcode labels.
28th February 2017

Large-scale digitisation by Kew and Natural History Museum

Using a DigiStreet conveyor belt system based in Amsterdam, Kew and the Natural History Museum are working together on large-scale digitisation of their plant collections #digitalherbarium #Kew #NHM
Author Anonymous (not verified)
Palm leaf
1st March 2017

Science Strategy reveals reinvigorated vision for Kew’s science

The new strategy firmly places Kew’s vast collections at the heart of its science.
Author Anonymous (not verified)
Palm leaf
10th October 2018

New format for a traditional Flora

A new account of the Cunoniaceae for the Flora of New Caledonia has been produced in a format designed for both specialists and non-specialists.
Author Anonymous (not verified)
Palm leaf
10th October 2018

New species found in Kew glasshouse

A pitcher plant growing in a Kew glasshouse has been found to be a new species of Nepenthes
Author Anonymous (not verified)
Guillaume Besnard and Nanjarisoa Olinirina Prisca
10th October 2018

Extinct grass sequenced

In what is believed to be the first application of next-generation DNA sequencing to an extinct plant, sequences from the extinct grass Sartidia perrieri have been obtained to investigate the origin of C4 photosynthesis.
Author Anonymous (not verified)
Trolleys containing green boxes.
1st March 2017

A pilot for discovering plant diversity

Kew and the Natural History Museum are working together on large scale digitisation of their plant collections
Author Anonymous (not verified)
Mycorrhizas in forest monitoring
10th October 2018

Mycorrhizas in forest monitoring

Mycologists call for large-scale monitoring of ectomycorrhizal fungi to better indicate the condition of forest ecosystems.
Author Anonymous (not verified)
Aextoxicon punctatum
10th October 2018

Botanists ensure safety of South American tree

Botanists are celebrating after an important tree seed, collected on a dangerous expedition to South America, has begun to flower at Wakehurst Place, in Sussex.
Author Anonymous (not verified)
Photo of Jodrell laboratory, Wolfson wing
10th October 2018

Science and technology committee hearing for Kew's £5 million 'budget gap'

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is participating in a House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee hearing on 17 December.
Author Anonymous (not verified)
Wolfson Wing of Jodrell Laboratory
10th October 2018

PhD studentships in ‘Science & Solutions for a Changing Planet’

Applications are now open for fully-funded PhD studentships in the Imperial College NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) Doctoral Training Partnership, of which Kew is a named partner.
Author Anonymous (not verified)
Bluebell wood at Kew
10th October 2018

Digitising Kew's weeds

Due to the dedication of a Kew science volunteer, pressed specimens of plants growing wild at Kew have been made available online to assist local biodiversity management.
Author Anonymous (not verified)
Soejatmi planting Soejatmia bamboo
10th October 2018

Soejatmi plants Soejatmia bamboo

Soejatmi Dransfield, Honorary Research Fellow in Kew's Herbarium, has planted the bamboo named after her in a ceremony at Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Author Anonymous (not verified)
Cylindropuntia imbricata
10th October 2018

PhD studentships available

Up to 35 fully funded PhD studentships are offered by the London NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) Doctoral Training Partnership, of which Kew is a named partner.
Author Anonymous (not verified)
Z. glabra
28th February 2017

Maximizing the phylogenetic diversity of seed banks

The phylogenetic diversity of the Millennium Seed Bank collections has been assessed using legumes as a model family.
Author Anonymous (not verified)
Photo of Clavariadelphus truncatus
10th October 2018

Extinct fungus mystery solved

Kew mycologists discover that a fungus once thought to have become extinct in Britain and then thought to have been rediscovered has actually never been recorded in Britain.
Author Anonymous (not verified)
Palm leaf
1st March 2017

A plant family named for Kew

A new genus and plant family from southern Africa and Saint Helena is named for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Author Anonymous (not verified)
Palm leaf
1st March 2017

Cameroon Red Data

Eighty seven Red List assessments of threatened plants from Cameroon completed in one week.
Author Anonymous (not verified)
Prof. Kathy Willis signing the Memorandum of Collaboration witnessed by Dr Jean-Michel Onana
28th February 2017

Kew-Cameroon science link strengthened

A five-year extension of the Memorandum of Collaboration between Cameroon and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is agreed.
Author Anonymous (not verified)
Palm leaf
10th October 2018

Three new palm genera

Three recently discovered palm species from eastern Malesia have been assigned to three new genera. All are threatened.
Author Anonymous (not verified)
Kew Scientists teach on the first MedPlant Summer School (Photo: Olwen Grace)
12th October 2018

MedPlant Summer School

Kew Scientists teach on the first MedPlant Summer School.
Author Anonymous (not verified)

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