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New Beginning

Alicja and Mariela founded SilviBio in Autumn 2019 to mitigate the climate crisis through products designed to increase tree seed germination and seedling survival.  In particular, our products minimise the harmful effects of water scarcity on tree seeds and seedlings. Given increasing governmental and private tree planting commitments alongside growing commercial demand for sustainable timber, maximising the number of trees that successfully germinate and survive past their adolescent seedling phase is paramount to crafting a more sustainable future.


SilviBio's role is to be one of the myriad of flagstones that will pave this pathway to a more equitable and environmentally conscientious world.

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Our Story: About Us

Meet The Team


Alicja Dzieciol

Co-founder and CEO

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Dr. Alicja Dzieciol is an award-winning entrepreneur. Inspired by her love of nature and grounded in her chemistry expertise, she originated SilviBio and its technology.

Since then, she has grown our team, secured partnerships and manages all things SilviBio


Cristina Rodriguez Gil

Lead Plant and Soil Scientist

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Dr. Cristina Rodriguez Gil has a PhD in Environmental Sciences and over 10 years of experience in plant science and soil bioremediation.

At SilviBio, she conducts in-house and field trial evaluations and verifies application protocols.

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Jacob Callaghan has a BSc in Biology and has experience working in agricultural plant science in a major agri-tech company.

With this experience, he executes our lab and glasshouse based product development.

Jacob Callaghan

Plant and Soil Scientist


Mariela Aguilera Miranda

Co-founder and Trials Advisor

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Dr. Mariela Aguilera Miranda is an expert in plant resilience under environmentally challenging conditions. 

She is a plant scientist who channels her over ten years experience and her passion for sustainability into our product development.


Philip Shelton

Operations Manager

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Philip Shelton is in charge of scouting out and developing partnerships with businesses and other organisations--both domestically and internationally. When not pursuing mutually beneficial collaborations, Philip manages the day to day operations of SilviBio.


George Lindsay 

Business Development Advisor

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George Lindsay has worked at C-level positions for several multinational corporations and formed/co-founded 7 companies.

He supports SilviBio's growth using his 30 years of experience in marketing and sales in the Agri-tech space.


Eli Rowson

Plant and Soil Scientist

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Eli Rowson has an MSc in Wildlife Biology & Conservation and has worked within several Wildlife Trusts, gaining experience in laboratory analysis and field trial execution.

At SilviBio, he constructs and performs our lab and glasshouse trials that help develop our products for our partners.

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