Vicky Philpott

Seed Collections Assistant

Vicky Philpott

I carry out the initial receipt and assessment of incoming seed bank collections, followed by the cleaning, x-raying, counting, banking and germination-testing of the received collections. I set germination conditions for the germination tests undertaken by my team and enter results onto the Seed Bank Database. I help supervise volunteers when necessary and train visitors and new staff as required. I am responsible for the germination of fern and orchid collections when necessary.

  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Biology, Aberystwyth University, 2002

Nebot, A., Philpott, V., Pajdo, A. & Ballesteros, D. (2021).

Cryopreservation of Fern Spores and Pollen.

Methods Mol Biol 2180: 623-637.

Kerr, G., Gosling, P., Morgan, G., Stokes, V., Cunningham, V. & Parratt, M. (2008).

Seed production and seedling survival in a 50 year-old stand of Corsican pine (Pinus nigra subsp. laricio) in southern Britain.

Forestry 81: 525-541.