Ian Willey

Country Project Officer


I joined RBG Kew in 2015 working first in the seed processing team; processing, banking, and germination testing seed collections from across the MSBP.

Following this I worked as fieldwork officer, coordinating fieldwork for the UK National Tree Seed Project, a project that aimed to establish an accessible, genetically representative, national seed collection of UK native trees and shrubs.

In my current role I utilise these seed conservation expertise to co-ordinate projects in the Caucasus, Greece and Indonesia. The projects I oversee aim to conserve plant diversity and include seed conservation, ecological restoration, and community engagement activities. 

  • BSc (Hons), Univ. of Manchester, 2010
  • MSc, Univ. of Manchester, 2011

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