Accurate taxonomy forms the bedrock on which all of Kew’s pure and applied science is based.
Head, Identification and Naming (and Senior Research Leader, Asia): Dr Tim Utteridge
Assistant Head, Identification and Naming: [to be confirmed]
The Identification and Naming department comprises four teams (Africa & Madagascar, Americas, Asia, and Mycology). Each undertakes fundamental taxonomic research and inventories, developing innovative projects to address Kew’s research questions while supporting and enhancing the collections.
Priorities for the Identification and Naming department are: