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Gold, Kate M.

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Job title: 

Head of Conservation and Technology

Department: 
Seed Conservation
Section: 
Collection and Network Support
Joined Kew: 

2001

Foreign languages: 

Spanish (fluent).

Qualifications and appointments: 
  • BSc (Hons), Agricultural Botany, Univ. Reading, 1983
  • MSc, Seed Technology, Univ. Edinburgh, 1986
  • PhD, Univ. Edinburgh, 1991.
Role: 

Leadership of collection-based research and the processing, storage, viability monitoring and distribution of Millennium Seed Bank collections. Strategic leadership of training and technical support to partners. Delivery of technical advice and consultancy services. 

Selected publications: 

Gold, K. & McBurney, R. ( 2012). Conservation of plant diversity for sustainable diets. In: Sustainable diets and biodiversity: directions and solutions for policy, research and action, ed. B. Burlingame & S. Dernini, p. 108-114. FAO, Rome. Available online

Gold, K. (2008). Post harvest handling of seed collections. Technical Information Sheet 04. Millennium Seed Bank Project, Wakehurst Place. Available online

Way, M & Gold, K. (2008). Assessing a potential seed collection. Technical Information Sheet 02. Millennium Seed Bank Project, Wakehurst Place. Available online

Gold, K. & Hay, F. (2008). Identifying desiccation sensitive seeds. Technical Information Sheet 10. Millennium Seed Bank Project, Wakehurst Place. Available online

Gold, K., León-Lobos, P. & Way, M. (2004). Manual de recolección de semillas de plantas silvestres. Boletín INIA 110. La Serena, Chile: Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, Centro Regional de Investigación Intihuasi. 62 pp.