Seed Processing Manager
Conservation & Technology
Qualifications & Appointments
BSc (Hons), Thames Polytechnic, 1989
Management of seed curation activities.
Day-to-day management and running of the Conservation and Technology Section of the Seed Conservation Department. This Section delivers seed processing, curation of the conserved seed collections and seed sample distribution for the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership. Also involved with the training of international partners in seed processing. In addition, research into seed dormancy issues. CITES Liaison Officer and Plant Health Officer for the SCD. Responsible for ensuring staff and visitors are aware of, and adhere to, national and international legislation on the movement of plants and seeds globally. Ensuring MSB maintains status as a Defra Licensed Quarantine Station for seeds and herbarium specimens.
- Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change
- Collecting the Flora of Bulgaria
- Ex situ Conservation of the Flora of the Caucasus
- Solving Seed Germination Problems in Conservation Collections
- Collection of Seeds of Native Plant Species from the Slovakian Flora for Ex Situ Conservation
- Developing Ex Situ Conservation Collections of UK Overseas Territories Plant Species In-Territory and at Kew
- Sustained Plant Conservation in the Insular Caribbean
- MSB Programme in Australia
- Millennium Seed Bank Project in Jordan
- Millennium Seed Bank Project in Lebanon
- Millennium Seed Bank Project in Namibia
(project completed 2010)
- Millennium Seed Bank Project in South Africa
- Seed Conservation in the UK Overseas Territories
Selected Earlier Publications
Terry, J., Probert, R.J. & Linington, S.H. (2003). Processing and maintenance of the Millennium Seed Bank collections, pp 307-325. In: Seed Conservation: Turning Science into Practice. Eds: R.D. Smith, J.B. Dickie, S.H. Linington, H.W. Pritchard & R.J. Probert. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK.
Linington, S.H., Mkhonta, D., Pritchard, H.W. & Terry, J. (1996). A provisional germination testing scheme for seed of the Compositae, pp 223-225. In: Compositae: Biology and Utilisation. Eds: P.D.S. Caligari & D.J.N. Hind. (Proceedings of the International Compositae Conference, Kew, 1994). The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK.
Linington, S., Terry, J. & Parsons, J. (1995). X-ray analysis of empty and insect-damaged seeds in an ex situ wild species collection. Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter 102: 18-25.