Providing the infrastructure, collections and services necessary to achieve the goals of Kew's Scientific Priorities.
Head of Science Operations: Dr Elizabeth Gardner
The Science Operations department is focused on the infrastructure, collections and services necessary to achieve the goals of the Scientific Priorities, and partner strategies such as the Science Collections Strategy 2018–2028.
Key components of the Science Operations department are Science Collections, Library and Archives, Science Services and Laboratories, and Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre Operations – the latter supporting our team in Madagascar, where Kew has a long-term base fighting biodiversity loss in a critically threatened, megadiverse environment.
Managing and curating Kew's extensive collections.
Library and Archives
Supporting Kew’s science, history and horticulture.
Science Services and Laboratories
Providing world-class laboratory infrastructure and efficient and effective science services.
Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre Operations
Supporting Kew's researchers in Madagascar.