My passion is nature, and my mission is to stop biodiversity loss. To tackle this major challenge, I study the distribution and evolution of species, develop methods to speed up scientific discovery and work with bright people around the world. My focus is on the tropics, where most species occur and the threats are most acute.
Since February 2019 I lead the scientific work of 300+ scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew while continuing to carry out own biodiversity research.
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