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Paul Gepts

University of California, Davis
Davis, CA, USA
My research and teaching is focused on studying the evolutionary factors that affect crop biodiversity, with particular emphasis on Phaseolus beans, including intrinsic plant factors such as gene flow and gene diversification, environmental correlations with crop biodiversity, and human effects on the maintenance and generation of diversity. Tools used are broad and range from field surveys to genomic tools. In turn, this information is applied to breeding programs to develop new varieties of beans for California and Eastern Africa.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, May 23