Peter Crane is a botanist and former Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, where he expanded the organisation’s scientific, conservation and public engagement programmes. Peter’s research interests centre on linking the studies of fossil and living plants in order to better understand plant evolution.
His work has added considerably to the fossil records of early flowering plants, or angiosperms, with careful reconstructions of whole plants. Peter’s findings have provided additional weight to the currently accepted model of plant evolution. His extensive research into the origin of angiosperms has led Peter to publish many papers and several academic books on the subject.