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Maynard, Beverly D.

Beverly Maynard
Job title: 

Seed Processing Manager

Joined Kew: 


Foreign languages: 

Basic French, basic written Spanish

Qualifications and appointments: 



I manage and support a team of Seed Collections Assistants in processing and curation of seed collections. This includes accessioning data on to the Seed Bank Database; cleaning, x-raying, determination of seed numbers, banking and germination testing of the collections; seed-harvesting; carrying out initial assessments on incoming seed collections and providing feedback to Partners; training visitors, volunteers and new staff; demonstrating the facilities when required, liaising with, and provision of information to, members of the public, staff, other institutions and conservation bodies; leading courses in seed-collection and curation practices with overseas partners; participating in advisory work and field expeditions with overseas partners; researching germination issues of various collections to assess viability; managing seed distribution from the online International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and AGriculture seed list.

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