|10 Jan 2022
On Tuesday 28th September, Tim Utteridge (OA 1988), Tropical Botanist and Head of the Asia Team at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, was one of the Kew staff privileged to present his work to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and the President of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba. His Royal Highness was joined by a small group of CEOs to address the critical challenges facing nature and humanity from
the biodiversity and climate crises.
Tim presented various specimens from the Kew Herbarium, a global collection of over seven million plant specimens built up since the early Nineteenth Century. Tim stressed the importance of Kew’s work in understanding plant diversity, especially the changes in plant distributions due to climate change and biodiversity loss, such as converting forest for oil palm plantations.
Congratulations Tim, on being recognised for your hard work in this specific area.