Nigel Maxted

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Nigel Maxted’s research is focused on the conservation of genetic diversity in plants, largely on species of socio-economic value, working primarily in Northern Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, as well as the UK. The assessment of genetic variation at the molecular level provides a better understanding of patterns of diversity and facilitating its sustainable conservation.

The research has often involved the development of novel approaches to conservation, particularly in the management of in situ crop wild relative (CWR) and landrace (LR) diversity. Recent activities have focused on research methodologies for the production of inventories and conservation of CWR and LR in Europe and the UK. Dr Maxted has supervised over 150 Masters and 20 PhD studentships.

1993 …2022

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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