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George, Morvah

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Job title: 

Crop Wild Relatives Project Assistant

Department: 
Seed Conservation
Section: 
Collecting and Network Support
Joined Kew: 
2012
Foreign languages: 
French (basic)
Qualifications and appointments: 
  • Solanaceae Geo-referencing Assistant, NHM London, 2011-2012
  • MSc Taxonomy and Biodiversity Methods. Imperial College, London, 2011
  • BA Development Studies and Geography, School of Oriental and African Studies, 2010
Role: 

I am a member of the Crop Wild Relatives (CWR) Project team and help in the management of the project. This involves activities such as data gathering for crop gene pools, compilation of the species collection guides, and the repatriation of germplasm accession data to the collecting countries and partnership institutions. I also help to develop complementary project plans that will increase the impact of the Crop Wild Relatives Project and build on partnership agreements with the collecting countries.

Selected publications: 

Dempewolf, H,, Eastwood, R.J., Guarino, L. & George, M. (2014). Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: A Global Initiative to Collect, Conserve, and Use Crop Wild Relatives. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 38: 369-377. Available online

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George, Morvah