Dr James Wearn
Strategic Operations Manager
Science Services and Laboratories
Strategy, operational planning, project management, polemobotany, ecology, military history.
I am responsible for ensuring operational planning and business performance reporting for the Science Directorate, facilitating effective Science governance through being Secretary of the Senior Science Team and Trustee-level Science Advisory Committee. My role also includes management of business-related projects and VIP events. Additionally, I have research expertise in botanical aspects of conflict landscapes, particularly of the First World War (polemobotany).
- PhD, University of London, 2006
- BSc (Hons) Biology, University of London, 2002
- Fellow of the Linnean Society of London
Wearn, J.A. and Hudson, J. (2018)
Hyphaene thebaica (Doum palm) in First World War medicine.
Palms 62(3): 138-144.
Wearn, J.A., Budden, A.P., Veniard, S.C. and Richardson, D. (2017)
The flora of the Somme battlefield: a botanical perspective on a post-conflict landscape.
First World War Studies 8(1): 63-77.
Wearn, J. (2017)
Plants, war and the natural capital of Empire.
The Linnean 33(1): 20–24.
Wearn, J. (2016)
Seeds of change – polemobotany in the study of war and culture.
Journal of War & Culture Studies 9(3): 271-284.
Wearn, J. and Hudson, J. (2014)
Lichens and war graves – from Kew’s Archives to the modern day.
British Lichen Society Bulletin 114: 23-26.
Wearn, J.A. and Mabberley, D.J. (2011)
Clerodendrum (Lamicaceae) in Borneo.
Systematic Botany 36(4): 1050-1061.