Thornton-Massa Lecture Series

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Fowler-imageThe 15th Annual Thornton-Massa Lecture Series

Cary Fowler – October 26th, 2014

“A Plan of Action for Plant Genetic Resources”

Location: Lory Student Center Theater
Date:
October 26th, 2014
Time:
3:30pm

Colorado 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 first 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
  • Profiled 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

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Past lectures

Peter-Hatch-150x224-copy2013

Peter J. Hatch

Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticell

View the 2013 Thornton-Massa Video!

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2012

Edward S. Buckler

Corn – A Genetic Powerhouse: Unleashing Natural Diversity with Genomics for More Sustainable, Robust and Nutritious Crops

View the 2012 Thornton-Massa Video!

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2011

Gebisa Ejeta

“Global Food Security in the Face of Growing Challenges”

 

 

 

 

2010

Drs. Pamela C. Ronald and Raoul W. Adamchak

Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics and the Future of Food

View the 2010 Thornton-Massa Video!

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2009

Dr. Stephen Baenziger

“Where Food Comes From: The Origins of the Plants on Your Plate”

View the 2009 Thornton-Massa Video!

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2008

Dr. Rebecca Nelson

“Science vs. Hunger: the challenges of funding research in international agriculture”

 

View the 2008 Thornton-Massa Video!

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2007

Dr. Dennis Gonsalves

“Hawaii’s GMO Papaya: An Analysis of Its Impact and Its Controversy”

View the 2007 Thornton-Massa Video!

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2006

Dr. Deborah Delmer

“Creating a Roadmap for a Green Revolution in Africa”

2005

Dr. Steven Tanksley

“How the same genes make new species: wild stories from tomatoes”

2004

Dr. Peter Raven

“Biodiversity, Sustainability and the Human Prospect”

2003

Dr. Paul A. Cox

“Ethnobotany, New Drugs, & Old Diseases”

2002

Dr. Roger Beachy

“Biotechnology’s Role in Sustainable Agriculture and National Security: Who WILL Decide?”

2001

Dr. Paul R. Erlich

“Human Natures: Genes, Ethics, and Conservation”

2000

Dr. Christopher R. Somerville

“The Case for GMO’s”