Philpott, Vicky (née Cunningham)
Conservation & Technology
Qualifications & Appointments
BSc (Hons) Environmental Biology, Aberystwyth Univ., 2002.
Seed cleaning, x-raying, banking, germination testing & harvesting of regeneration material.
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. All team germination test results are entered on to the Seed Bank Database. Cleaning undertaken by volunteers is organised and supervised as well as training visitors and new staff.
Selected Recent Publications
Gosling, P.G., McCartan, S.A., Ives, L.M., Cunningham, V.J., Squirrell, J. & Thomas, P. (2008). Preliminary observations on fruit handling, seed germination and chloroplast inheritance of an Amentotaxus hybrid arising at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh from A. argotaenia (F) x A. formosana (M). Sibbaldia 6:101-115.
Kerr, G., Gosling, P., Morgan, G., Stokes, V., Cunningham, V. & Parratt, M. (2008). Seed production and seedling survival in a 50 year-old stand of Corsican pine (Pinus nigra subsp. laricio) in southern Britain. Forestry 81: 525-541. DOI:10.1093/forestry/cpn026.