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Google Impact Challenge Plant knowledge and technology combine to transform how mapping of disease-bearing mosquitoes is carried out.
Millennium Seed Bank Partnership Safeguarding 25% of the world's wild plant species by 2020
Kew is a global resource for plant and fungal knowledge. Our scientific expertise is focused on plant and fungi identification and naming, comparative plant and fungal biology, plant and fungi conservation and health, plus determination of ecosystem services provided by plants and fungi.
All our work contributes essential knowledge to addressing the global challenges of biodiversity loss, food security, poverty, disease and the changing climate.
Kew Science News
The phylogenetic diversity of the Millennium Seed Bank collections has been assessed using legumes as a model family.
Kew mycologists discover that a fungus once thought to have become extinct in Britain and then thought to have been rediscovered has actually never been recorded in Britain.
A new genus and plant family from southern Africa and Saint Helena is named for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Eighty seven Red List assessments of threatened plants from Cameroon completed in one week.
Beyond the Gardens: The Forgotten Home of Coffee
This award-winning film shows how scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, are collaborating with scientists in Ethiopia (Arabica coffee originated from here) to understand how climate change is affecting wild Arabica coffee plants.