Kew's primary focus is science-based conservation to enhance the quality of life. This involves an ongoing mix of basic and applied science, mostly focused on collections and associated databases. The breadth of Kew's plant collections is matched by the scope of its international partnerships and unparalleled access to plant science expertise around the globe.
Kew has 21 cross-departmental science teams all directing their research to contribute to Kew's Key Performance Targets and reporting their work in the framework of Kew's Breathing Planet Programme. In this directory, the achievements of the Breathing Planet Programme are made accessible together with lists and descriptions of science team projects, people and publications.
Breathing Planet Programme