Mrs Suzanne Ryder

Mrs Suzanne Ryder

Collections Manager, Hymenoptera and small orders

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Insects Division
Contact: email
Phone: +44(0)207942 5779

Insects, Hymenoptera

David NottonGavin BroadNatalie Dale-Skey, Suzanne Ryder

Specialisms

Collections Care and Conservation, Collections management, Curation, IPM, Integrated Pest Management

Summary

I am the Collections manager responsible for Hymenoptera, the small orders and the Entomology historic collection. I manage a team of 5 curators overseeing a collection of approximately 5 million specimens. I curate Formicidae, Symphta and the historic collection. I am also the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) coordinator for the Museum, a position I currently share with A.Mendez. The NHM had a comprehensive IPM strategy to protect the valuable collections against insect and rodent pest damage. Notable achievments in this field have been: - The implementation of risk zones across all NHM sites - The installation of a state-of-the-art quarantine facility offering an option of treatments to safeguard the museum's varied collections - The trial of non-chemical methods of controlling insect pests I represent the NHM as a member of the steering committee for the U.K. IPM group and I am the U.K. representative for the U.S. ipm working group responsible for www.museumpests.net

Qualifications

Degrees

MA Museum Studies, University College London, United Kingdom, 1999 - 2001

BscHons Geology/Biology, Birkbeck College, University of London, United Kingdom, 1993 - 1997

Committees

Chair, SPNHC Sessional committee - International Relations,

Publications

Ryder S, Mendez A (2014) Designing and planning space with IPM in mind - The Darwin Centre phase two. Presented at 11th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection.

Ryder S (null) Tineola at the Natural History Museum. International Conference on IPM, 56 6 - 5 6 6

Ryder S (2011) The Importance of support and involvement of the whole institute for successful IPM. A Pest Odessey, 10 years laer, English Heritage :

Ryder S (2009) The National Insect collection: it’s evolution to global accessibility. NatSCA News, 17 : 37 - 38.

Doyle A, Pinniger D, Ryder S (2007) Risk Zones for IPM: Concept to Implementation. Collections Forum, 22 (1-2) : 23 - 31.

Ryder S, Doyle AM (2007) Integrated Pest Management Risk Zones at the Natural History Museum., In: Pest Management in Practice Conference. 25th October 2007, Imperial War Museum, London, Pinniger DP, Holbrook A (Eds). The Institute of Conservation : London.

Contributed Publications

Ryder S (2011) The Importance of support and involvement of the whole institute for successful IPM. A Pest Odessey, 10 years laer, English Heritage :

Courses taught

Postgraduate: Ecosystem Service Providers: Taxonomy and Biology of Parasitoids and Pollinators
, London
11/2014 - 12/2014.

Professional training: IPM (Integrated Pest Management) Identification training
6/2014.

Invited and keynote speaker

Using Risk Zones as part of an IPM programme, 11th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection: 24/11/2014.

Making one of the world’s oldest insect collections accessible!, ECN - Entomological Collections Network: 10/11/2013.

Introduction

Summary

I am the Collections manager responsible for Hymenoptera, the small orders and the Entomology historic collection. I manage a team of 5 curators overseeing a collection of approximately 5 million specimens. I curate Formicidae, Symphta and the historic collection. I am also the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) coordinator for the Museum, a position I currently share with A.Mendez. The NHM had a comprehensive IPM strategy to protect the valuable collections against insect and rodent pest damage. Notable achievments in this field have been: - The implementation of risk zones across all NHM sites - The installation of a state-of-the-art quarantine facility offering an option of treatments to safeguard the museum's varied collections - The trial of non-chemical methods of controlling insect pests I represent the NHM as a member of the steering committee for the U.K. IPM group and I am the U.K. representative for the U.S. ipm working group responsible for www.museumpests.net

Qualifications

Degrees

MA Museum Studies, University College London, United Kingdom, 1999 - 2001

BscHons Geology/Biology, Birkbeck College, University of London, United Kingdom, 1993 - 1997

Professional activities

Committees

Chair, SPNHC Sessional committee - International Relations,

Publications

Publications

Ryder S, Mendez A (2014) Designing and planning space with IPM in mind - The Darwin Centre phase two. Presented at 11th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection.

Ryder S (null) Tineola at the Natural History Museum. International Conference on IPM, 56 6 - 5 6 6

Ryder S (2011) The Importance of support and involvement of the whole institute for successful IPM. A Pest Odessey, 10 years laer, English Heritage :

Ryder S (2009) The National Insect collection: it’s evolution to global accessibility. NatSCA News, 17 : 37 - 38.

Doyle A, Pinniger D, Ryder S (2007) Risk Zones for IPM: Concept to Implementation. Collections Forum, 22 (1-2) : 23 - 31.

Ryder S, Doyle AM (2007) Integrated Pest Management Risk Zones at the Natural History Museum., In: Pest Management in Practice Conference. 25th October 2007, Imperial War Museum, London, Pinniger DP, Holbrook A (Eds). The Institute of Conservation : London.

Contributed Publications

Ryder S (2011) The Importance of support and involvement of the whole institute for successful IPM. A Pest Odessey, 10 years laer, English Heritage :

Teaching and students

Courses taught

Postgraduate: Ecosystem Service Providers: Taxonomy and Biology of Parasitoids and Pollinators
, London
11/2014 - 12/2014.

Professional training: IPM (Integrated Pest Management) Identification training
6/2014.

Impact and outreach

Invited and keynote speaker

Using Risk Zones as part of an IPM programme, 11th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection: 24/11/2014.

Making one of the world’s oldest insect collections accessible!, ECN - Entomological Collections Network: 10/11/2013.