Dr. Shelagh McCartan

Seed Scientist
Forestry Commission
United Kingdom

Title: Bad seed is robbery of a worse kind ...

Shelagh is a Seed Scientist and Work Area Leader for Plant Production at Forest Research in Great Britain. She co-ordinates a programme of applied research with two focus areas:
  • upgrading, testing, stratifying and storing tree seeds to improve the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of plant production, and
  • modelling thermal time to predict the impact of climate change on dormancy-germination cycles of tree seeds.
She is the Coordinator of IUFRO WG 2.09.03 – Seed Physiology and Technology.