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.Country: U.S.A.
Fields of Expertise: Botany, Conservation, Forest Genetic Resources, Plant Genetic Resources