Hay, Fiona R.
Collection Studies Team Manager
Qualifications & Appointments
BSc (Hons), Univ. Manchester, 1993
PhD, King's College, London, 1997
MSc, Birkbeck College, London, 2000.
Determination of the optimal time of harvest and the appropriate application of post-harvest treatments to maximise the quality – including potential longevity – of seed bank collections; comparative studies of seed longevity and understanding of the effects of storage environment – in particular, moisture content – on longevity; understanding the germination requirements of dormant seed collections.
Selected Recent Publications
- Hay F.R. & Smith R.D. (2003). Seed Maturity: knowing when to collect seeds from wild plant species. 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. 97-133
- Hay, F.R., Mead, A., Manger, K., & Wilson, F.J. (2003). One-step analysis of seed storage data and the longevity of Arabidopsis thaliana seeds. Journal of Experimental Botany 54: 993-1011.
- Hay FR (2003) Post-harvest physiology: seed banks. In Thomas, B., Murphy, D.J., & Murray, B.G. (eds) Encyclopedia of Applied plant sciences. Elsevier Science. 62-73.
Selected Earlier Publications
- Probert, R.J., & Hay, F.R. (2000). Keeping Seeds Alive. In Black, M. & Bewley, J.D. (eds) Seed Technology and its Biological Basis. Sheffield Academic Press. 375-410.
- Hay, F.R., Probert, R.J. & Coomber, S.A. (1997). Development of desiccation tolerance and longevity in seeds from detached capsules of foxglove (Digitalis purpurea L.). Annals of Botany 79: 419-427.
- Hay, F.R. & Probert, R.J. (1995) The effect of different drying conditions and maturity on desiccation tolerance and seed longevity in Digitalis purpurea L. Annals of Botany 76: 639–647.