Robert Needham, BSc

Seed Technician

Email:  robert.needham@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Tel:  +44 (0)300 067 5654

Address:
Alice Holt Lodge
Wrecclesham
Farnham
GU10 4LH

Graduate in Applied Biology (Crop Protection) from Bangor University with extensive experience in in laboratory microbiology, and field ecology

Current role

Main responsibilities include:

  • Technical and laboratory support for the quality testing of seeds for plant production research
  • Assisting with research processes in order to improve cost efficiency and effectiveness of nursery plant production

Current projects

  • Acorn Storage – this project is funded by Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (grant HNS 197), Forestry Commission Scotland, Future Trees Trust, Woodland Heritage and Woodland Trust; Research Technician.
  • Hot-water treatment of ash fruits – this project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 635646; Research Technician.

Other affiliations and responsibilities

  • Member of Royal Society of Biology