The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is an internationally renowned centre of excellence in plant biodiversity research and biodiversity conservation.
Our mission is “To explore, conserve and explain the world of plants for a better future”.
Research and conservation work
Scientists and horticulturists at RBGE deliver a wide programme of research and conservation work on plant and fungal diversity. Our major goals are:
- To conserve plant biodiversity in the face of global environmental change and mass extinction,
- To provide baseline taxonomic/botanical data as a foundation science,
- To understand the evolutionary processes that have given rise to the world's botanical diversity.
Director of Science: Prof Pete Hollingsworth
Deputy Director of Science: Dr David Harris
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