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Linington, Simon H.

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Job title: 

Head of Management Support (2010 – present), Head of Curation (to 2009)

Seed Conservation
Management Support (2010 - present), Curation (to 2009)
Joined Kew: 


Qualifications and appointments: 
  • BSc (Hons), Botany, University of Exeter, 1976
  • MSc, Plant Breeding, University College Wales (Aberystwyth), 1978.
  • Member of UK Plant Genetic Resources Group

Management of SCD financial planning, reporting and administration, procurement, health and safety, sustainability, building / laboratory operations, links to rest of Wakehurst Place site, non-scientific data.

Provision of seed bank design advice.

Secondment (40% time since April 2010) to Finance on Kew’s financial planning.

Selected publications: 

Linington, S.H. (2010). Conserving wild plants in seed banks. Proceedings of the UK Controlled Environment Users' Group (2010 Scientific Meeting, ‘Controlled environments for conservation – from genotype to ecosystem’) 2-5.

Linington, S. (2009). The future of seed banking. Ensconews: The European Native Seed Conservation Newsletter 5: 3-4.

Aplin, D.M., Linington, S., & Rammeloo, J. (2007). Are indcies seminum really worth the effort? Sibbaldia, The Journal of Botanic Garden Horticulture. Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh 5: 93 – 107.

Linington, S.H. (2001). Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank: A vital resource for an uncertain world. Science in Parliament 66-4: 10-11.