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Richard Buggs @RJABuggs @KewScience on innovative approaches to tree health resilience

Final session introduced by Jake Morris on Co-design and innovation in plant health R&D with Jessica Allen @TreeCouncil Eleanor Marks @LEAF_Farming Ben Goodall @DefraGovUK Harriet Trewin @UKRI_News and @RJABuggs @KewScience

Orchidelerium. Lady's slipper orchid. Yorkshire Dales. Follow the link for the remarkable story of how one of our rarest wild orchids was brought back from the brink:… @KewScience @BBCSpringwatch @ChrisGPackham @IoloWilliams2 @HardyOrchidSoc #wildflowers

@KewScience @PreshOnNature I don't think using the label 'ordinary' in terms of comparing scientists to non scientists is either accurate or appropriate. Perhaps the word uninformed might be more accurate? Scientists should make some effort to deconstruct these artificial barriers.

Louise Gathercole introduces the new Centre for Forest Protection @ForestProtectUK a collaboration between @Forest_Research and @KewScience funded by @DefraGovUK

As part of our Digitisation Project, we’re bringing our entire collection online to supercharge biodiversity-saving efforts AND it will be totally free for all to use! Stay tuned to find out when our new Data Portal is live 🙌 #KewDigiProject

So there you have it – an insight into the mind of a scientist when they look at a dried plant specimen. But did you know that you’ll soon be able to access our collection of 8 million herbarium and fungarium specimens?

💚 Protecting Species: Herbarium specimens help identify & assess the threat of extinction faced by plants. By understanding their distribution and vulnerability, scientists can develop conservation plans to save the 40% of plants now at risk & protect our planet's biodiversity🌱

🌿 Conservation: By analysing herbarium specimens, scientists map the geographical distribution of plants, identifying regional variations & tracking changes over time. This information is vital for conservation efforts & studying the impacts of environmental factors on flora 📈

🌽 Future-Proofing Agriculture: Herbarium collections can uncover resilient wild varieties and lost traits from crops, preserving and reintroducing valuable genetic diversity. A scientist may see a way to ensure long-term agricultural sustainability 💪

💊 Medical Breakthroughs: Understanding different species through herbarium collections can be a crucial initial step in developing novel medicines. By studying plant compounds extracted from a dried specimen, scientists can unlock new potential treatments

🌎 Climate Change Indicators: When looking at a herbairum specimen, a scientist may see data to predict the future impacts of climate change (by comparing historic specimens with present day ones), allowing the development of strategies to adopt to a new climate 📊

🌿 Herbarium specimens: What ordinary people see VS what a scientist sees 👀🧪 People often view herbarium specimens as dried up, flattened plants - perhaps with little real-world value. But a scientist can see a window into the past & solutions for the future, such as... 🧵👇

Great to see @sondhanda from @KewScience at the #SOBSOE23 discussing PhD research on Ayurvedic plants in the UK

@KewScience Some believe herbarium specimens are as very old fashioned way of work and simply consider as no use. It is important educating young generation on the scientific significance of hebaria

@KewScience When will all the JD Hooker and other old collections from India available online?

@kewgardens @orinoxide @KewScience @UNEP Time to say goodbye to computers. Having something that helps with our plastic waste is great, but wjat happens when it ends up in our homes and eating our circuit boards? Goodbye high tech world.

Exciting developments in @KewScience's research into microbes that are able to consume ingredients within plastic Visit… to see more amazing microbial climate solutions…

In the salt marshes of China, @KewScience researchers have found microbes that have plastic-digesting powers.  Check out this new discovery 👇 #WorldEnvironmentDay @UNEP #BeatPlasticPollution…

239 microbe species with plastic-digesting powers are the latest discovery from Kew researchers and partners! 🦠 Answers found in the Plastisphere - a human-made plastic ecosystem - are key to eliminating plastic waste 👇… #WorldEnvironmentDay

#WorldEnvironmentDay 🌳. Could plastic-eating fungi help #BeatPlasticPollution? 🍄 A @KewScience team identified plastic-eating bacteria and fungi in Chinese salt marshes, a new solution for waste management! Read more at

Research Associate (African TIPAs and Bioresources) @KewScience We are recruiting a #biodiversity postdoc to research #conservation effectiveness in Guinea and Ethiopia with @KewScience… #UnitedKingdomUK #PostdoctoralFellow...…

@KewScience team arrived on North Caicos for #TIPAs field work, part of the @UKBCFs funded DPLUS114. The day was spent checking equipment by @KewGIS and @stucable , while @HorticultureSci and @qcrescente worked with DECR @Ecolog3stDutz and Junel Blaise on @CITES permits. #KewTCI

@RJABuggs @wakehurst_kew @KewScience You have no idea how much I miss that view Richard! Enjoy!

@michaelffay60 @kewgardens @IUCN_Orchids @IUCNssc @ictrueblue @chicagobotanic @NaplesBotanical @smithsonian @UF @StetsonU @FairchildGarden @KewScience It was a very pleasant surprise to hear you on the Today Programme during my commute. Best news on the programme

Pleased that bark samples from @KewScience Economic Botany Collection helped identify 8000 year old fibres from Çatalhöyük, Turkey by @OpheliatheFish Michèle Wollstonecroft @dqfuller. Tree bast rather than flax the main fibre!…

@RJABuggs @wakehurst_kew @KewScience I do like my view on the car park at UoG though 😉