8 February 2018
As a Conservation Partnership Coordinator in the Seed Conservation section, my job is to develop and maintain Millennium Seed Bank partnerships, projects and networks, particularly in Asia. We aim to secure the safe storage of seed from at least 25% of the world’s bankable plant species, whilst promoting plant conservation, sustainable utilisation of plant resources, habitat restoration and the improvement of livelihoods. I am also involved in several research projects that explore the use of seeds in ecological restoration, with an emphasis on tropical forests and temperate grasslands.
- BSc (Hons), Univ. Bath, 1990
- PhD, Univ. Wales (Bangor), 2000
Unlocking the potential of Seasonal Forests to underpin Wallacea's green economy
Exploring the plant diversity of the Lesser Sunda Islands to help create a framework for ecologically viable economic development.
Banking the world’s seeds
The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership safeguards wild plant diversity and enables its sustainable utilisation through global partnership.
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.
Elliott, S.D., Blakesley, D. & Hardwick, K. (2013)
Restoring Tropical Forests: a practical guide.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Available online
Hardwick, K. A., Fiedler, P., Lee, L. C., Pavlik, B., Hobbs, R. J., Aronson, J., Bidartondo, M., Black, E., Coates, D., Daws, M. I., Dixon, K., Elliott, S., Ewing, K., Gann, G., Gibbons, D., Gratzfeld, J., Hamilton, M., Hardman, D., Harris, J., Holmes, P. M., Jones, M., Mabberley, D., Mackenzie, A., Magdalena, C., Marrs, R., Milliken, W., Mills, A., nic Lughadha, E., Ramsay, M., Smith, P., Taylor, N., Trivedi, C., Way, M., Whaley O. & Hopper, S.D. (2011).
Conservation Biology 25: 265-275.
Nic Lughadha, E., Baillie, J., Barthlott, W., Brummitt, N.A., Cheek, M. R., Farjon, A., Govaerts, R., Hardwick, K.A., Hilton-Taylor, C., Meagher, T.R., Moat, J., Mutke, J., Paton, A.J., Pleasants, L.J., Savolainen, V., Schatz, G.E., Smith, P., Turner, I., Wyse-Jackson, P. & Crane, P.R. (2005)
Measuring the fate of plant diversity: towards a foundation for future monitoring and opportunities for urgent action.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, B 360: 359-372.
Hardwick, K.A, Healey, J., Elliott S. & Blakesley, D. (2004).
Research needs for restoring seasonal tropical forests in Thailand for wildlife conservation: II. Accelerated natural regeneration.
New Forests 27: 285-302.
Hardwick, K., Healey, J., Elliott, S., Garwood, N. & Anusarnsunthorn, V. (1997).
Understanding and assisting natural regeneration processes in degraded seasonal evergreen forests in northern Thailand.
Forest Ecology and Management 99: 203-214.