Maynard, Beverly D.
Conservation & Technology
Foreign Language(s):French (basic), Spanish (basic written)
Qualifications & Appointments
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 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 ITPGRFA seed list.