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Breathing Planet Programme Strategy 1 - Diversity Challenge

Ground testing computer modelling for the influence of climate change on Arabica

Ground testing computer modelling for the influence of climate change on Arabica coffee

We are discovering, collating and accelerating global access to essential information on plant and fungal diversity. This is being achieved through fundamental science, enhanced collection programmes and data-capture, including baseline information, applied Geographical Information Systems and novel identification tools such as web-based floras and DNA barcoding.

This strategy embraces the full breadth of the work in the generation of knowledge about plant and fungal diversity for which Kew is widely recognised. It also embraces new approaches to managing and disseminating information in order to maximize the impact of our curation and research, and provide much of the foundation on which the remaining Breathing Planet Programme strategies rely.

Working with botanists around the world, we are sharing our knowledge and data through our website.