Project Staff: Seed Collections Assistant
French, Spanish (basic).
- MSc Plant Diversity (Reading University), 2013.
- Horticultural traineeship (RBG, Kew), 2012.
I assist with the curation of seed collections for long-term storage and conservation. This includes the assessment of incoming seed collections followed by their cleaning, germination testing and regeneration where necessary; research into germination requirements and dormancy issues; managing interval germination testing; assisting with training for visitors to the Millennium Seed Bank to deliver the MSB Partnership’s capacity building aims and assisting with seed collecting off site.