Science and conservation
Strategic Outputs Kew's Science Strategy sets out nine strategic outputs to be achieved by 2020.
Science Departments Kew's Science Directorate comprises six scientific research departments and two support departments.
MSc course at Kew Find out more about Kew's MSc in Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation
Kew is a global resource for plant and fungal knowledge. We have one of the largest and most diverse collections of plant and fungal specimens (living and preserved) in the world.
Our unique combination of extensive collections, databases, scientific expertise and global partnerships gives us a leading role in facilitating access to fundamental plant and fungal information. The core purpose of our science stems from a simple but often overlooked truth: all our lives depend on plants.
Download our Science Strategy to find out how we intend to make an invaluable contribution to some of the biggest issues facing the global population.
Kew Science News
Applications are now open for fully funded PhD studentships offered by the London NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) Doctoral Training Partnership, of which Kew is a named partner.
In May 2016, Kew will launch a groundbreaking new report on the State of the World’s Plants, as part of an international science and policy symposium. Join us as we take stock of the world’s plant diversity and current research and trends.
Director of Science Prof Kathy Willis discusses the future of biodiversity with presenter Jim Al-Khalili in The Life Scientific, broadcast this morning on BBC Radio 4.
On 23 November 2015 Kew will host a symposium on crop diversity and climate change.