Biodiversity Informatics

Developing software and digitising content for Kew's online databases, including Plants of the World Online.

The back of a head of a researcher looking at Kew's Plants of the World Online portal on a computer screen

Team lead: Robert Turner

We develop software for Kew's Plants of the World Online Portal (POWOP), International Plant Names Index (IPNI) and the World Checklist of Vascular Plants.

We also digitise content for POWOP, which includes marking up, formatting, names matching, plus the creation and management of new content for species pages.

Team members

Senior technical lead
Robert Turner

Lead bioinformatician
Vitaly Voloshin

Lead Developers
Nicholas Black
Malcolm Stone

Lead developer web & CMS
David Bishop

Patrick Cox

Senior Content editor
Rafaël Govaerts

Content digitisers
Laura Rozario

Content editors
Helen Hartley
Jonathan Krieger
Emma Wrankmore

Seed Bank Data Resources Manager
Udyangani Liu

Seed Bank Data Resources Officer
Olivia Mitrovits

ICMS Training Lead
Silvia Cera