Mark Nesbitt


As well as his work as Senior Research Leader for Economic Botany and Curator of the Economic Botany Collection at Kew, Mark is also a Visiting Professor in the Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, a Fellow of the Linnean Society, and President of the Society for Economic Botany. An archaeobotanist by training, Mark is an advocate for arts and humanities research at Kew; his own interests range from global patterns of plant use and history of plant use to public outreach via digital and analogue means. He is currently collaborating with Felix Driver and Caroline Cornish on the AHRC-funded project: 'Plant Humanities: Where arts, humanities and plants meet'.