Sharon Balding

Seed Collections Manager


Science Operations


Science Collections


Seed Conservation, particularly project management and targeting species for conservation

As the Seed Conservation Projects Officer my main role is to coordinate and manage the Global Tree Seed Bank Project. Funded by the Garfield Weston Foundation, the aims of this five year project are to work with our partner organisations across the world to conserve 3,000 of the rarest, most threatened and useful trees and woody shrubs, and to undertake a number of research programmes to improve our knowledge of tree conservation. 

  • BSc, Tropical Environmental Science, Univ. of Aberdeen, 1993

Sanchez, M. D., Green, P. W. C., Martinez-Suz, L., Dentinger, B. T. M., Ainsworth, M., Davies, R., Balding, S., Pavlik, B. & Barlow, S. (2016).

Caicos Pine Recovery Project Scientific Data and Results: Sampling and analyses undertaken.

In: M. D. Sanchez & M. A. Hamilton (Eds.), (pp. 80pp). London, UK. 

Griffiths, K.E., Balding, S.T., Dickie, J.D., Lewis, G.P., Pearce, T.R. & Grenyer, R. (2014).

Maximising the Phylogenetic Diversity of Seed Banks.

Conservation Biology 29: 370-381.

Hodgkison, R., Balding, S. T., Zubaid, A. & Kunz, T. H. (2004).

Habitat structure, wing morphology, and the vertical stratification of Malaysian fruit bats.

Journal of Tropical Ecology 20: 667-673.

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