Project Staff: Seed Collections Assistant
BSc (Hons), Royal Holloway University of London, 2002
I assist in the initial receipt and assessment of incoming seed bank collections, followed by the cleaning, x-raying, counting, banking and germination testing of the received collections. I am also involved in the regeneration and harvesting of relevant collections where necessary. I am a member of the herbarium team and carry out work including monitoring and collection of plant voucher material from the glasshouses which is pressed, dried and sent to Kew for identification. I also undertake research into seed dormancy issues and germination testing for a variety of collections.