Åsmund Asdal

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Åsmund Asdal (born 1957) is a Norwegian biologist and agronomist[1], employed at Nordic Genetic Resource Center (NordGen) as Svalbard Global Seed Vault(SGSV) Coordinator. He facilitates seed deposits in the SGSV from the international community of gene banks and research institutes holding seed collections of plant genetic resources, and is responsible for information and media visits to the Seed Vault. From 2001 to 2015 he managed the Norwegian national program for plant genetic resources at the Norwegian Genetic Resource Centre. He has also conducted research for the Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research (Bioforsk), the Norwegian Genetic Resources Centre and the Norwegian Crop Research Institute.[2][3] Publications include Fra forsøksgården på Landvik til Norsk institutt for Planteforskning:Planteforsk Landvik 50 år (2000)[4] and Kompostkvalitet - dokumentasjon og anbefalinger: rapport fra prosjektet Utvikling av kompostprodukter (2002).[5]

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  1. ^ "This Agronomist Is Safeguarding the World's Seeds". Motherboard. 2018-01-03. Retrieved 2018-01-25. 
  2. ^ Lipman, Elinor (2009). ¿Cómo conservan los agricultores sus semillas en l trópico húmedo de Cuba, México y Perú?: experiencias de un proyecto de investigación en sistemas informales de semillas de chile, frijoles y maíz. Bioversity International. p. 240. ISBN 978-92-9043-812-0. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Ford-Lloyd, Brian; Dias, Sónia R.; Bettencourt, E. (2006). Genetic erosion and pollution assessment methodologies: proceedings of PGR Forum Workshop 5, Terceira Island, Autonomous Region of the Azores, Portugal, 8–11 September 2004. Bioversity International. p. 61. ISBN 978-92-9043-710-9. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Asdal, Åsmund; Landvik, Planteforsk Apelsvoll forskingssenter. Avdeling (2000). Fra forsøksgården på Landvik til Norsk institutt for Planteforskning: Planteforsk Landvik 50 år. Planteforsk. ISBN 978-82-479-0202-8. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Asdal, Åsmund (2002). Kompostkvalitet - dokumentasjon og anbefalinger: rapport fra prosjektet Utvikling av kompostprodukter. Planteforsk, avd. Landvik. ISBN 978-82-479-0310-0. Retrieved 30 September 2011.