Miles, Stephanie M. H.
UK Collections Co-ordinator
- Processing Team Supervisor, RBG Kew (1997 - 2011)
- BTec HND, Conservation Management, Farnborough College of Technology, 1995
University Certificate in Biological Recording and Species Identification; University of Birmingham 2013
I coordinate the seed collection programme of the UK flora through cooperation with a range of organisations and individuals. This includes management of projects designed to strengthen the range and quality of seed bank collections available for research, education and restoration. I assist with seed collection and propagation initiatives for priority species in support of in-situ restoration and recovery projects via the UK Native Seed Hub.
I provide advice and training to UK seed collectors to ensure that appropriate collecting protocols are followed, including accompanying data, herbarium specimen and tissue sample wherever possible.
Wood, C. B., Miles, S., Rix, C., Terry, J. & Daws, M. (2005). The effects of seed oil content on viability assessment using tetrazolium: a case study using 171 species. Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter 143: 17-23.