Cary Fowler, 15th Annual Thornton-Massa Lecture

Posted: October 16th, 2014

Fowler-imageColorado State University is honored to have world-renowned Cary Fowler visit campus and share his expertise. Dr. Fowler has produced and implemented some of the most important research on crop diversity. Come experience his insights.

  • Produced the UN’s rst global assessment of the state of the world’s crop diversity while leading the International Conference and Programme on Plant Genetic Resources in the 1990s
  • Chief author of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Global Plan of Action for Plant Genetic Resources and led its adoption by 150 countries in 1996
  • Integral to the negotiations for the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources
  • Leader in saving one of the world’s largest living collections of fruit and berry varieties at the Pavlovsk Experiment Station in Russia in 2010
  • Pro led on 60 Minutes for his role in the “Doomsday Vault” – the world’s most unique seed bank – where the vault is frozen colder than the permafrost so it will stay frozen for 25 years if the power goes out

Click here for more details: http://www.biology.colostate.edu/thornton-massa-lecture-series

This annual lecture is endowed by generous contributions from the families of Dr. Emil Massa and Bruce and Mildred Thornton.

Please see: http://www.biology.colostate.edu/thornton-massa-background/