PhD Title: Establishing in situ conservation of crop wild relatives (CWR) in Norway
Supervisors: Dr Nigel Maxted
In partnership with the Norwegian government we hope to create an in situ CWR conservation strategy to help met targets set out by, amongst others, the Convention on Biological Diversity. Crop wild relatives are those wild species that are closely related to our food crops. Using GIS mapping and genetic studies we aim to locate important populations that have unique and/or useful genetics that may be used in future plant breeding.