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Barbara Hellier
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     59 Johnson Hall, WSU
     Pullman, WA 99164-6402

Barbara Hellier


2000 -M.S. Natural Resource Sciences
Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Thesis: Genetic, morphologic, and habitat diversity of two species of Allium native to the Pacific Northwest, USA and their implications for in situ seed collection for the National Plant Germplasm System.
1984 -B.S. Animal Sciences
University of California, Davis, CA

Professional Experience

1998 - PresentHorticulture Crops Curator
USDA-ARS Western Regional Plant Introduction Station
Pullman, WA
1987 - 1998 Biological Plant Technician
Technician for station Horticulturist & Plant Pathologist USDA-ARS Western Regional Plant Introduction Station
Pullman, WA
1984 - 1986 Peace Corps Volunteer
Peace Corps Micronesia
Kosrae State, Federated States of Micronesia

Research and Interests

As the Western Regional Plant Introduction Station Horticulture Crops curator, Barbara has curatorial responsibility for 232 genera, 58% of the generic diversity held at the station. The major collections she is responsible for are Beta (2513 accessions), Lactuca and Lactuca relatives (1894 accessions), Allium (1123 accessions), Astragalus (911 accessions), Onobrychus (692 accessions), Papaver (556 accessions), Sanguisorba (130 accessions), Hedysarum (136 accessions), Scorpiurus (80 accessions), Anthyllus (66 accessions), Plantago (105 accessions) and Salvia (122 accessions). The remaining genera in her program are represented by 40 or fewer accessions each. The total number of accessions maintained by the Horticulture Crops program is 9568.