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Manger, Keith R.

Keith Manger
Job title: 

Health & Safety and Estates Liaison Officer, MSB

Department: 
Office of the Science Directorate
Joined Kew: 

1997

Qualifications and appointments: 
  • Grad I Biol (Pt 1), NE Surrey College of Technology 1985
  • Member of the Biological Society (MSB)
  • NEBOSH level 3 certificate
Role: 

Health & Safety, Environmental Sustainability and Estates liaison for the Science Directorate, based at the Millennium Seed Bank.

I co-ordinate the delivery of effective Health & Safety (H&S) for staff & visitors working in the Millennium Seed Bank (MSB). I represent the Science Directorate at H&S meetings and maintain the Health & Safety action plan for the MSB. 

I co-ordinate MSB building-related issues with the Estates Department and the appointed facilities management company.

I chair the Wakehurst Place environmental sustainability meetings and act as the site lead for maintenance of the ISO14001 international standard.

Via the Kew Innovation Unit (KIU) I provide technical consultancy regarding Seed Bank design and equipment.

Selected publications: 

Manger, K. R., Adams, J. & Probert, R. J. (2003). Selecting seed containers for the Millennium Seed Bank Project – a technical review and survey. In: Smith, R.D., Dickie, J.D., Linington, S.H., Pritchard, H.W., & Probert, R.J. (eds) Seed Conservation; Turning Science into Practice. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 637-652.

Probert, R. J., Manger, K. R. & Adams, J. (2003). Non-destructive measurement of seed moisture. In: Smith, R.D., Dickie, J.D., Linington, S.H., Pritchard, H.W., & Probert, R.J. (eds) Seed Conservation; Turning Science into Practice. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Pritchard H. W., Tompsett P. B. & Manger K. R. (1996). Development of a thermal time model for the quantification of dormancy loss in Aesculus hippocastanum seeds. Seed Science Research 6: 1-9.

Pritchard H. W., Wood J. A. & Manger K. R. (1993). Influence of temperature on seed germination and the nutritional requirements for embryo growth in Arum maculatum L. New Phytologist 123: 801-809.