Dr. Kioumars Ghamkhar | Agricultural Research | AgResearch NZ

Dr. Kioumars Ghamkhar

Director
Margot Forde Forage Germplasm Centre

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Qualifications

BSc MSc Isfahan, PhD New England

Research interests & activities
  • Genetic basis of phenotypic evolution in plants
  • Variation within and between species by evolutionary forces
  • Crop domestication as a model for genetic change
  • Phenomics and quantitative biology in plants
  • Future feed with less environmental impact
  • Genetics of plant genetic resources and rationalisation of these resources with minimum allele loss
  • Adaptive phenotypic variation under environmental pressure

Career Highlights
  • Science NZ Award, 2020
  • Finalist: Fieldays Innovation Award, 2020
  • Japanese Society for Promotion of Science and Australian Academy of Science Visiting Fellowship, 2009
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