Researcher - KEW - Steering Commitee Member
Ttropical botanist, head of palm research at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. With 14 years experience, baseline plant diversity research, molecular phylogenetic and evolutionary studies of the palm family. He has extensive field experience of palms and co-author of Genera Palmarum (2nd Edition), the benchmark monograph of the palms. In EDIT (FP6-funded NoE European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy), he leads a team of European palm experts who deliver palm biodiversity information via a web portal (www.palmweb.org).