The vast amounts of data held in Kew's collections and associated databases represent a huge, often untapped resource. The BISA team’s role is to enable access to and to disseminate these data, as well as to evaluate trends and patterns through time and space (geographical, meteorological and ecological) to enable a new level of use of the collections.
The application of informatics techniques to biodiversity information. This section is made up of two teams – Plants of the World Online and Plant & Fungal Names Curation.
Software development and content digitization for the Plants of the World Online application and its associated digital services.
Responsible for maintaining some 3 million names in IPNI, WCSP and IF which are key databases but within Kew as well as being accessed by hundreds of thousands of users worldwide through their respective websites.
Exlporing botanical big data with computational and statistical models in conjunction with field monitoring techniques and equipment.
Applying machine learning and data mining techiques to enable wider scale trends analysis across Kew's data holdings and to gain efficiencies in digitzation and data management.
Responsible for the delivery of the Plant and Fungal Trees of Life (PAFTOL) bioinformatics work package including the PAFTOL website and explorer.
Learn more here about the interesting and diverse projects of Kew's Biodiversity Informatics and Spatial Analysis department.
Search for staff of Kew's Biodiversity Informatics and Spatial Analysis department as well as other Kew Science staff.
Learn more about Kew's strategic 2020 output Plants of the World Online.