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Fi Young
BSc. (Open), MSc. (Reading)


Plant Monographer

email : taxonomist - at - lacistemataceae - dot - org

School Governor / Health & Safety Governor

email c/o : lrydon - at - wsapc - dot - co - dot - uk

Hearing Voices Group Facilitator

email c/o : simon - dot - austin - at - sussexpartnership - dot - nhs - dot - uk

WDVTA Treewatch Article Writer and Index Compiler


Education

2007 - 2009 MSc. Plant Diversity, University of Reading, U.K.
- dissertation Lacistemataceae: e-monography-and-revision

Extra curricula modules :
- Tropical Environments;
- Plant Genetics;
- Botanical Research Skills
- British Flora;
- Forestry and Woodlands;
- Genes and Chromosomes;
- Introduction to Geographic Information Systems;
- Ecological Biochemistry;
- Practical Bayesian data analysis

Extracurricula work :
- Carnivorous plant collection management for Dr Alastair Culham
- Peer Supporter
- Volunteer exhibitor for Yesson C (2008) Cyclamen: 'Back to the Future' stand, Chelsea Flower Show, London, U.K.;



2001 - 2006 BSc. Open, The Open University, U.K.
- dissertations :
  - Quercus robur x Quercus petraea: hybridization in an ancient coppiced Essex woodland (S365 Evolution)
  - The influence of fire on woodland secondary succession reorganisational phase of ground and field flora in an ancient Essex coppiced woodland (S328 Ecology)

2006 Flowering Plant Systematics Course, Cambridge Botanic Garden, Cambridge, U.K.

1999 - 2000 National Certificate in Amenity Horticulture, Writtle University College, U.K.

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Publications

Young F E (2016 onwards) #AdventBotany Calendar, Culham Research Group, University of Reading, Reading, U.K.
- Day 22 (2018) Thyme for a good stuffing;
- Day 3 (2018) The Pomander - a smorgasbord of Lamiaceae and Rutaceae with a pinch of Sperm Whale Poo;
- Day 3 (2016) A sweet surprise!

Young F E (2012 onwards) Articles for TreeWatch, WDVTA, Wokingham, U.K.
- Issue 43 : Tree Science: Plant evolution in my lifetime - elms; My favourite tree - Acer griseum the Paperbark Maple
- Issue 42 : Tree Watch Index - version 2 : 2009 to 2018; Trees on the Moon;
- Issue 30 : Wordsearch: The Parishes of Wokingham answer;
- Issue 29 : Happy Arbor Day!; Wordsearch: The Parishes of Wokingham;
- Issue 28 : Tree Science: It's all Greek and Latin to me!; Alnus glutinosa – word sudoku;
- Issue 27 : Eleven Wokingham Borough schools have trees in their school badge – can you guess the school?'; Tree Science: Globally there are 3.03 trillion trees! How do they know that?;
- Issue 26 : Tree Science: Weighing a tree; The Trees of Hiroshima;
- Issue 25 : Tree Science: Pollen
- Issue 24 : Tree Science: Learning online: “I have free time (surely not)!”
- Issue 20 : Tree Science: Photosynthesis is fundamental for animal life on Earth; The Miracle Pine of Hope;
- Issue 19 : Tree Science: What's in a name? Part 3; - Issue 18 : Tree Science: What's in a name? Part 2; Sadly departed (almost) – death of a horse chestnut tree;
- Issue 17 : Tree Science: What's in a name? Part 1; Wokingham Art Festival Summer 2012;
- Issue 15 : My profile; A veteran tree's story: destruction prevented!; 400 trees cut down for space shuttle Endeavour's final flight!; The Great Storm – 25 years ago... 15 million trees damaged and/or felled; Tree Science: why do deciduous leaves change color in autumn? What makes these leaves fall?

Young F E (2018) TreeWatch Index, WDVTA, Wokingham, U.K.

Young F E (2009 to 2017) Lacistemataceae Holistic Database (LHD), In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2017 Annual Checklist (Roskov Y, Abucay L, Orrell T, Nicolson D, Bailly N, Kirk P M, Bourgoin T, DeWalt R E, Decock W, De Wever A, Nieukerken E van, Zarucchi J, Penev L, eds.). Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/annual-checklist/2017. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-884X

Young F E (2017) Winnersh Parish in WDVTA 10th Anniversary Report, Wokingham, U.K.

Young F E, Martin L (2012) Bearwood Recreation Ground Tree Walk, Sindlesham, Winnersh Parish, WDVTA, Wokingham, U.K.
- folded version and the flat version

Anon (2009) Depression and me, Spark* University of Reading Student newspaper, Reading, U.K., Volume 51, Issue 1: 25

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Grants

Date Funding Body Amount Reason for Grant
2010 Botanical Research Fund £400 Purchase of five megapixel microscope camera; Purchase chemicals for Lacistemataceae phytochemistry
2009 Alumni Study Travel Fund, University of Reading £140 Travel cost to BioSyst EU09 Conference, Leiden, The Netherlands to give an oral presentation
2009 Alumni Study Travel Fund, University of Reading £ 75 Travel cost to e-biosphere 09 conference, London, U.K. to present a research poster
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Professional Membership

The Systematic Association, London, U.K.

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Posters

e-monography on a shoestring : LHD (2009)
The plant monographer : our role in botany (2019)
What's hidden in your herbarium? (2020)

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Oral presentations

e-monograph on a shoestring MSc. dissertation (2009)
e-monography for the 21st Century Biosyst EU09 (2009)

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Videos

The Plant Monographer (2020)
our role in the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation
and
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species;

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Miscellaneous

Signatory to :
Ripple W J et al., (2017) World Scientist's Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice, BioScience, Vol. 67(12): 1026-1028 (See Supplementary File S2 – List of Signatories: Page 588, Column 1, Row 9)

U.K. Government - Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
- Certificate Number : 001688234145 (West Sussex Alternative Provision College, Burgess Hill, U.K.)
- Certificate Number : 001515616314 (Foundry College, Wokingham, U.K.)
- Certificate Number : 001169263800 (Support Horizons, Wokingham, U.K.)

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Continuing Personal Development

CPD Provider Year Course Specialism modules University / Company provider
Coursera
(Received financial
aid for all courses)
2020 Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling - University of Houston System
2018/19 Foundations of Teaching for Learning Introduction
Being a Teacher
Learners and Learning
Curriculum
Planning for Teaching and Learning
Being a Professional
Developing Relationships
Introduction to Student Assessment
Capstone (unavailable)
Commonwealth Education Trust
2018 Writing in the Sciences - Stanford University
Think Again I: How to Understand Arguments - Duke University
Think Again II: How to Reason Deductively - Duke University
Think Again III: How to Reason Inductively - Duke University
2016 Coursera Mentor Community and Training Course - Coursera Community Team
2015/2016 Data Science The Data Scientist’s Toolbox
R Programming
Getting and Cleaning Data
Exploratory Data Analysis
Reproducible Research
Statistical Inference
Regression Models
Practical Machine Learning
Developing Data Products
Data Science Capstone

Johns Hopkins University
2015 Disability Awareness and Support - University of Pittsburgh
Learning how to learn : powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects - McMaster University & University of California San Diego
Psychological First Aid - Johns Hopkins University
EDUcare / TES
(Paid by School
Governor Funds)
2020 Prevening Loneliness
Preventing Radicalisation
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2019 Concussion Awareness
First Aid Essentials
Moving and Handling
Food Hygiene and Safety
Supporting Staff Wellbeing in Schools
Health & safety in Education: Senior Leadership & Management
Fire Safety in Education
Raising Awareness of Asbestos
Administering Medication in Schools
Online Safety
Safeguarding Young People
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Kwango (now defunct)
(Paid by School
Governor Funds)
2019 Child Sexual Exploitation - -
2016 Safeguarding Children - -
U.K. Government
(course is free)
2019 e-learning training on Prevent - -
NGA/GEL
(Paid by School
Governor Funds)
2019 E-Safety for Governors
Safeguarding Children
Strategy for Living Your Values
Your Organisation: Understanding your School
Exclusions
Looked After Children
Pupil Premium
Equality & Diversity
Female Genital Mutilation
Health & Safety
Child Sexual Exploitation
Forced Marriage
Constitution of the Governing Body
Key Functions of the Governing Body
Effectiveness of Governance: Making a difference
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2017 Health & Safety - -
2016 Monitoring and Evaluation the Governing Body Role
Educational Visits
Key Functions of the Governing Body
Monitoring Performance Data and Targets
Understanding School Finance
Equality and Diversity
Exclusions
Looked After Children
Pupil Premium
Role of the SEND Governor
E-Safety
Managing Academy Finances
Safeguarding the Governors Role
Clerking : Constitution of the Governing Body
Clerking : Getting to know the Law
Clerking : The Governing Body and Compliance
Clerking : Appointment of Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher
Clerking : The Clerk as CPD Coordinator
Clerking : Meeting Preparation
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2015 The Governors' Role in School Improvement - -
NSPCC
(Paid by School
Governor Funds)
2016 Keeping Children Safe Online - -