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    Posted on May 8th, 2014

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    Dinesh Panday

    Dinesh  Panday

    Dinesh_PandayPosition: Researcher
    Working at: Lincoln University of Missouri
    Work Address: 820 Chestnut St., Jefferson City, Missouri, 65101

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    Personal Website: http://dineshpanday.wordpress.com/
    Research Activities: Effect of cropping systems on green house gases emissions from soil in agricultural fields at Lincoln University, more details http://sustainablecorn.org/

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    Posted on May 2nd, 2014

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    Eve Emshwiller

    Eve Emshwiller

    Eve_EmshwillerPosition: Associate Professor of Botany
    Working at: University of Wisconsin–Madison
    Work Address: 430 Lincoln Dr., Madison, Wisconsin 53705
    Phone: +1 (608) 890-1170
    Personal Website: http://www.botany.wisc.edu/emshwiller.htm
    Research Activities: I study the origins of polyploidy and domestication of the Andean tuber crop Oxalis tuberosa and conservation of diversity of the crop and its wild relatives. Students in my lab also study ethnobotany, plant systematics, domestication and evolution under human influence of crop plants, agrobiodiversity conservation, and conservation of other useful plants.

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    Posted on April 21st, 2014

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    Festus Akinnifesi

    Position: Professor & Principal Scientist
    Working at: World Agroforestry Centre (formerly)
    Work Address: 3334 Marvin D. Love Frwy, Dallas, TX 75224, Texas
    Phone: +1 214 4776389
    Research Activities: Festus Akinnifesi is a leading authority on the use of leguminous “fertilizer” trees that fix atmospheric nitrogen and transfers it to the soil. Formerly based in Malawi for 12 years, his research is widely credited with promoting the development of policies throughout Southern Africa that encourage tree planting programs that help African farmers cope with food and fertilizer shortages. An accomplished horticulturalist, he is also credited with the improvement of numerous indigenous fruit trees. His newest book, Indigenous Fruit Trees in the Tropics: Domestication, Utilization and Commercialization is fast becoming a must-read for horticulturalists and policymakers, focusing as it does on the marketing of underutilized crops, their biodiversity and the maintenance of sustainable natural resources.

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    Posted on October 22nd, 2013

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    David Brenner

    David Brenner

    David M. BrennerPosition: Curator
    Working at: North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station, Ames, Iowa
    Work Address: G212 Agronomy Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50010-1170
    Phone: +1 515-294-6786
    Personal Website: David’s profile on ARS-USDA and on the Iowa State University web site
    Research Activities: Curator of: Amaranthus, Celosia, Chenopodium, Coronilla, Dalea, Galega, Melilotus, Perilla, Spinacia, miscellaneous Umbelliferae, and the millets: Echinochloa, Panicum, and Setaria.

    In the US National Plant Germplasm System.

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    Working at: Iowa State University
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    Posted on October 7th, 2013

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    Stephen Wood

    Position: PhD student
    Working at: Columbia University
    Work Address: 1200 Amsterdam Ave., Schermerhorn Ext., 10th Fl.
    Personal Website: http://www.columbia.edu/~saw2177

    Research Activities: I’m interested in how functional diversity drives the provisioning of ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes in Africa. I’m particularly interested in the role that aboveground and belowground interactions play in determining the strength of the relationship between diversity and services. I’m keen on understanding this relationship at spatial scales that are relevant to farmers’ land use decisions as well as the importance of threshold effects associated with land use change on these services. I am conducting my research through the Millennium Villages Project sites in Kenya, Tanzania, and Mali.

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    Posted on July 20th, 2012

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    Christopher Richards

    Position: Population Geneticist

    Work Address: 1111 South Mason Street, Fort Collins, CO 80525

    Personal Website: http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=42033

    Research Activities: At the NCGRP, Dr Richards’ research focuses on the population genetics of genebanking. His work develops methods that help locate and sample genetic diversity from the wild and monitor its integrity after it is brought in to the collection. Of particular interest to are the diversity of crop wild relatives and the history of their domestication. Often methods that are used to explore these processes span the boundary between phylogenetics and ecological/ population genetics.

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    Posted on July 10th, 2012

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    Douglas Johnson

    Position: Plant Physiologist

    Work Address: USDA-ARS-FRRL, Utah State University, Logan, Utah 84322-6300

    Phone: 435-797-3067 

    Research Activities: I am involved with research related to the ecology and physiology of rangeland plants and reduced-input turf grasses. I conduct research involving the interaction between ecology/physiology and plant breeding and selection related to carbon isotope composition of plants, plant water relations, plant gas exchange, carbon dioxide fluxes, legume nitrogen fixation, and germplasm collection.

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    Posted on July 10th, 2012

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    Krishna Dronamraju

    Position: President

    Work Address: P.O.Box 27701-0, Houston, TX 77227

    Phone: 713-816-368

    Research Activities: Conservation of Agrobiodiversity, recognition of threats to Agrobiodiversity and implementation of conservation measures, Role of Biotechnology and genetics in developing Agrobiodiversity.

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    Posted on July 9th, 2012

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    Richard Bell

    Position: Research Horticulturist

    Work Address: USDA, ARS, Appalachian Fruit Research Station, 2217 Wiltshire Road, Kearneysville, WV 25430

    Phone: 1-304-725-3451 Ext. 353 

    Research Activities: The goal of my work is the development of new pear scions with improved fruit quality, productivity, disease and insect resistance, and new rootstock cultivars which induce early and sustained yields and control tree vigor. I use Pyrus germplasm from Europe and China in my breeding and research programs. Research focuses on the genetic control of important traits, and modes and mechanisms of host resistance to fire blight and pear psylla. I am a former chair and current member of the Pyrus Crop Germplasm Committee, a committee which advises the US National Plant Germplasm System and the National Clonal Germplasm Repository collection of Pyrus, Cydonia and related rootstock genera.

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    Posted on October 24th, 2011

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    Paul Gepts

    Paul Gepts

    Position: Professor
    Work Address: Department of Plant Sciences / MS1, 1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8780
    Phone: +1-530-752-7743
    Personal Website: http://www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu/gepts/geptslab.htm
    Research Activities: My research focuses primarily on the biodiversity of Phaseolus beans and secondarily on Mesoamerican plant domesticates. I am interested in investigating the evolutionary factors, including domestication, affecting the levels and distribution of genetic diversity. My program is active across the spectrum from field collection to genomics. I also apply our findings to an active breeding program in common bean, lima bean, and chickpeas (the latter, a Near Eastern domesticate!).

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    Posted on October 14th, 2011

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    Louise Jackson

    Position: Professor and Extension Specialist
    Work Address: One Shields Ave, Davis California
    Phone: +1 5307549116
    Personal Website: http://groups.ucanr.org/jacksonlab/
    Research Activities: Louise Jackson is an ecologist whose expertise is mainly in plant-soil-ecosystem functions, and measuring the role of agrobiodiversity in intensively managed agricultural systems. She is also involved in research that demonstrates mitigation/adaptation tradeoffs for agricultural responses to climate change. Her research spans gene to landscape levels, and increasingly involves science-policy interfaces.

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    Posted on October 14th, 2011

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    Terence Hay-Edie

    Terence Hay-Edie

    Position: Programme Advisor
    Work Address: 220 East 42nd St, Daily News Building, 21st Floor, New York 10017
    Phone: +1 6467814387
    Personal Website: http://sgp.undp.org/
    Research Activities: As biodiversity specialist for the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP), Terence Hay-Edie’s prime responsibilities are to keep track of the programme portfolio in the biodiversity focal area; contribute to the overall SGP knowledge management and impact assessment systems; and to provide technical assistance and backstopping to SGP country programmes regarding biodiversity conservation and sustainable use approaches, protected area management, traditional knowledge and access and benefit-sharing agreements, as well as projects relating to indigenous peoples. (more…)

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    Posted on October 11th, 2011

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    David Williams

    Position: advisor on genetic resources and food security
    Work Address: 676 W. Pullman Rd. #303, Moscow, Idaho 83843
    Research Activities: David Williams es un etnobotánico especializado en el origen, domesticación, diversificación y diseminación de las plantas cultivadas, y el papel preponderante de los agricultores tradicionales en dichos procesos, con enfoque en los cultivos nativos a las Américas. El Dr. Williams ha hecho extensivas investigaciones de campo en México, Guatemala, Guyana, Ecuador, Perú, Bolivia, Brasil, Paraguay y Argentina, y ha sido activo en promover la colaboración internacional y regional en la conservación y uso de los recursos fitogenéticos.

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    Posted on September 9th, 2011

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    Ricky Bates

    Ricky Bates

    Position: Associate Professor
    Work Address: 303 Tyson Building, University Park, PA, U.S.A., 16802
    Phone: +1 8148632198
    Research Activities: My interest in food production dates back to childhood when at the age of 10 I attempted my first vegetable garden. I pursued my passion to grow plants through higher education and hold a B.S. in Agriculture and a M.S. in Horticulture from West Virginia University, and a Ph.D. in Horticulture from Virginia Tech. (more…)

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    Working at: Penn State Univesity
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