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Mills, Nicola

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Job title: 

Team Supervisor

Seed Conservation
Conservation and Technology
Joined Kew: 


Qualifications and appointments: 

BSc (Hons), Environmental Science, Univ. Reading, 1999.


Processing and curation of seed bank collections.

Managing and supporting a team of Conservation and Technology Assistants in processing and curation of seed collections. This includes overseeing the initial receipt and assessment of incoming seed bank collections, followed by the cleaning, x-raying, counting, banking and germination-testing of the received collections. If necessary, regeneration and harvesting of relevant collections is performed. Cleaning undertaken by volunteers is organised and supervised as well as training visitors and new staff. Tours conducted and visitors hosted as required. In addition, research into seed dormancy issues in problem collections from South Africa.

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