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Balding, Sharon T.

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Job title: 

Seed Bank Data Resources Assistant

Department: 
Collections
Joined Kew: 

2002

Foreign languages: 

French (basic)

Qualifications and appointments: 

BSc, Tropical Environmental Science, Univ. of Aberdeen, 1993

Role: 

As a member of the Seed Collections Team, I support the curation and development of the Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) Collection. My main role is to assist in the management of data associated with the Millennium Seed Bank Project and its collections. I am responsible for data entry (manual and electronic) into the Seed Bank Database and other data systems, and for maintaining the quality of the data by performing error checks. I also provide data on seed collections in response to requests for information.

Selected publications: 

Hodgkison, R., Balding, S. T., Zubaid, A. & Kunz, T. H. (2004). Habitat structure, wing morphology, and the vertical stratification of Malaysian fruit bats. Journ. Trop. Ecol. 20: 667-673.

Hodgkison, R., Balding, S. T., Zubaid, A. & Kunz, T. H. (2004). Temporal variation in the relative abundance of fruit bats (Megachiroptera: Pteropodidae) in relation to the availability of food in a lowland Malaysian rain forest. Biotropica 36: 522-533.

Hodgkison, R., Balding, S. T., Zubaid, A. & Kunz, T. H. (2003). Roosting ecology and social organization of the spotted-winged fruit bat, Balionycteris maculata (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) in a Malaysian lowland dipterocarp forest. Journ. Trop. Ecol. 19: 667-676.

Hodgkison, R., Balding, S. T., Zubaid, A. & Kunz, T. H. (2003). Seed dispersal by fruit bats (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) in a Malaysian lowland forest. Biotropica 35: 491-502.

Hodgkison, R., Ahmad, D., Balding, S.T., Kingston, T., Zubaid, A. & Kunz, K. H. (2002). Capturing bats (Chiroptera) in tropical forest canopies. In: The Global Canopy Programme Handbook: Techniques of Access and Study in the Forest Roof, ed. A.W. Mitchell, K. Secoy & T. Jackson, pp. 160-167. Oxford: Global Canopy Programme.