I am coordinating two projects on tree species of Latin America from the Global Tree Seed project funded by Garfield Weston Foundation in the Diversity and Livelihoods team of the Natural Capital and Plant Health Department. My background is in seed functional traits such as germination and longevity. My role is to coordinate the projects and local partners that are performing the characterisation, conservation and propagation of tree seeds. I do research on the data generated (seed ecology and conservation) and produce scientific documents and reports of the progress.
- 2018, PhD (Plant and Environment Science), University of Warwick (UK)
- 2012, MSc Plant Genetics and Breeding, Polytechnique University of Valencia (Spain)
- 2010, BSc Agricultural Engineer, Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain)
Castillo-Lorenzo, E., Finch-Savage, W. E., Seal, C. E., & Pritchard, H. W. (2019).
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 264: 343-350.
Castillo‐Lorenzo, E., Pritchard, H. W., Finch‐Savage, W. E., & Seal, C. E. (2018).
Comparison of seed and seedling functional traits in native Helianthus species and the crop H. annuus (sunflower).
Plant Biology 21: 533-543.
Gramazio, P., Prohens, J., Plazas, M., Andújar, I., Herraiz, F. J., Castillo, E., ... & Vilanova, S. (2014).
Location of chlorogenic acid biosynthesis pathway and polyphenol oxidase genes in a new interspecific anchored linkage map of eggplant.
BMC plant Biology 14: 350.
Saving threatened forests of Hispaniola in the Dominican Republic
Supporting reforestation through seed conservation - a collaborative research programme between the Jardín Botánico Nacional in Santo Domingo and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for the conservation of useful tree species in the Dominican Republic.
Science-based conservation of tree species in Mexico
Supporting reforestation through seed conservation - a collaborative research programme between the Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala, UNAM, México and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for the conservation of useful tree species in Mexico.
Conserving native useful trees of Mexico to maintain its natural capital
Maintaining the natural capital of Mexican forests through research and conservation of useful native tree seeds.
Global Tree Seed Bank Programme
Conserving some of the world’s rarest, endangered and useful tree and shrub species as well as conducting vital tree conservation research in order to retain a significant resource for humanity.