Completing the Plant Tree of Life
Discovering and disseminating the evolutionary history of all plant genera.Plant Tree of Life
The evolutionary tree of life underpins the biological sciences.
It provides the fundamental roadmap for exploring and predicting patterns of diversity, understanding the drivers behind this diversity and predicting future trends.
Building the tree of life for plants and fungi remains a long-term research priority for Kew.
Our team leads Kew’s Tree of Life Initiative which aims to:
Deputy Director of Science
Dr Paul Kersey
Future Leader Fellows
Dr Alexandre Zuntini
Dr Benedikt Kuhnhäuser
Senior Researcher (PAFTOL Data Production)
Dr Olivier Maurin
Data Production Officer
Dr Paul Bailey
Dr Berta Gallego
Developer (Biodiversity informatics)
Honorary Research Associate
Dr Wolf Eiserhardt
Senior Research Leader
Dr Ester Gaya
Future Leader Fellow
Dr Alexandra Dallaire
Darwin Tree of Life Project Manager
Dr Brian Douglas
Explore the tree of life and access the genomic data that underpin them in Kew Tree of Life Explorer.
Data are currently available for flowering plants only. Research on fungi is underway and will be released in due course.