The evolution of crops reflects the evolution of human cultures and their responses to new environments and new edaphic and climatic challenges. The consequent changes in crop genomics is of considerable interest, but of further interest is whether we can utilise this knowledge to assist in overcoming current and future problems of coping with edaphic and climatic changes, whilst achieving greater sustainability commensurate with diminishing resources, for example of water and nutrients.
A greater understanding of past changes in crops and how they occurred may help modern researchers source cropping lineages and develop strategies to assist in these aims.
Accepted papers from the conference will be published as Abstracts and will be available to delegates at the conference.
The conference is being held at the Sophi Taylor building at the NIAB Innovation at Impington, Cambridge. Directions to the venue can be found by clicking here.
The venue is situated a few miles out of Cambridge, and a bus or taxi ride from the bus and train station.
An administration charge of £25 will be made on all cancellations. No refunds after 1 October 2013.