Nibbles: Breeding conference, Anthropology conference, Ecosystem services, Quality of life, Gates on CGIAR, Cost of diets

  1. The 10th Annual Cornell Plant Breeding Symposium is coming up in April.
  2. The Anthropology and Conservation Virtual Conference is coming up in October.
  3. How much is a farm worth, environmentally speaking? Plant breeders and anthropologists invited to reply.
  4. How much is nature worth to quality of life?
  5. How much is the research of CGIAR worth?
  6. How much does a healthy diet cost?
  7. The oldest beer factor? Priceless?

Nibbles: Celebration edition

  1. Celebrating the International Year of Plant Health with another webinar on Germplasm Health in Preventing Transboundary Spread of Pests and Pathogens, 17 Feb.
  2. Celebrating World Pulse Day (late) by linking to Tropical Legumes Hub.
  3. Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science by reading profiles of 16 women saving crop diversity and watching a video of IPBES expert Laura Pereira. Speaking of IPBES, not sure why this take on their October 2020 report is coming out now, but it’s a good read.
  4. Celebrating another year of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.
  5. Celebrating little forests. Well, why not?

More light on Genesys

Attentive readers will know that I occasionally post references to Genesys, and sometimes even links to Genesys outputs, such as search results and maps. Some revision for inattentive readers: Genesys is a database that brings together passport data on accessions from multiple genebanks, and a web interface which allows you to explore the database in different ways.

Here I just wanted to point out three recent improvements:

  1. The huge amount of data from the USDA genebank system has been updated.
  2. The “how to use Genesys” blurb has been totally redone, hopefully for the better.
  3. A nifty little functionality which compares the passport data of accessions to identify possible duplicates has been added.

Any questions or suggestions, leave them below, and we’ll try to address them.

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