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Karen A Williams
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory
Botanist

Phone: (301) 504-5421
Fax: (301) 504-6305
Room 329C

10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG 003 BARC-WEST
BELTSVILLE , MD 207052350
Projects
Plant Exploration in Florida for Wild Relatives of Amaranth, Millets, Bedding Plants, Corn and Quinoa
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 432686
Plant Genetic Resource Acquisition, Conservation, International Exchange, and Taxonomic and Nomenclatural Support for the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434391
Plant Exploration in the United States to Collect Wild Relatives of Sweet Potato Germplasm for Crop Improvement
Grant (G)
  Accession Number: 429483
Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources
Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 430776
Sourcing Barley Accessions from the Vavilov Institute in Russia to Enhance Cold Tolerance and Stem Rust Resistance
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 433428
Plant Exploration in North Carolina and Tennessee to Collect Woody Landscape Germplasm for Crop Improvement
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 434546
Collection of Oak Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia Bartram), across its Range in the Southeastern U.S.
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 434597
Plant Exploration in Florida to Collect Germplasm of Vaccinium Species for Crop Improvement
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 434764

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Conservation of crop wild relatives in the United States -
Preface -
Greene, S.L., Williams, K.A., Khoury, C.K., Kantar, M.B., Marek, L.F. 2018. Preface. North American Crop Wild Relatives. xiii-xiv. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95101-0.
Preface -
Greene, S.L., Williams, K.A., Khoury, C.K., Kantar, M.B., Marek, L.F. 2019. Preface. North American Crop Wild Relatives. 2:xiii-xiv. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97121-6.
Conservation of crop wild relatives in the United States -
Williams, K. A., Greene, S. L. 2018. Conservation of Crop Wild Relatives in the USA. In: Greene, S., Williams, K.A., Khoury, C., Kantar, M., Marek, L., editors. North American Crop Wild Relatives, Volume 1. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. p. 97-154.
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Greene, S.L., Williams, K.A., Khoury, C.K., Kantar, M.B., Marek, L.F. 2018. . North American Crop Wild Relatives. 1:346. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95101-0.
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Greene, S.L., Williams, K.A., Khoury, C.K., Kantar, M.B., Marek, L.F. 2019. . North American Crop Wild Relatives. 2:741. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97121-6.
Wild plant genetic resources in North America: an overview -
Greene, S.L., Khoury, C.K., Williams, K.A., Kantar, M.B., Marek, L.F. 2018. Wild plant genetic resources in North America: an overview. North American Crop Wild Relatives. 1:3-31. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95101-0_1.
North American Wild Relatives of Grain Crops -
Brenner, D.M., Bockelman, H.E., Williams, K.A. 2019. North American Wild Relatives of Grain Crops. In: Greene, S., Williams, K., Khoury, C., Kantar, M., Marek, L., editors. North American Crop Wild Relatives, Volume 2. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. p. 41-82
Cranberry vulnerability statement -
Hummer, K.E., Lewers, K.S., Bassil, N.V., Vorsa, N., Zalapa, J.E., Iorizzo, M., Williams, K.A., Tzanetakis, I. 2018. Cranberry vulnerability statement. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). https://www.ars-grin.gov/npgs/cgc_reports/cranberry_vulnerability_statement_2017.pdf.
Conservation and use of the North American Cornucopia: the Way Forward -
Khoury, C.K., Greene, S.L., Williams, K.A., Kanter, M.B., Marek, L.F. 2019. Conservation and use of the North American Cornucopia: the Way Forward. North American Crop Wild Relatives. 2:695-710. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97121-6_20.
Distributions and Conservation Priorities for Crop Wild Relatives of the United States -
Greene SL, Khoury CK. 2017. Distributions and Conservation Priorities for Crop Wild Relatives of the United States. Abstract. 44th Natural Areas Conference, Fort Collins, CO October 12-14.
North American crop wild relatives of temperate berries (Fragaria L., Ribes L., Rubus L., and Vaccinium L.) -
Hummer, K.E., Williams, K.A., Bushakra, J. 2019. North American crop wild relatives of temperate berries (Fragaria L., Ribes L., Rubus L., and Vaccinium L.). Chapter 9 in: S. Greene, K. Williams, C. Khoury, M. Kantar, and L. Marek (eds.) North American Crop wild relatives. Vol.2, pp. 283-327. Springer, Germany. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97121-6_9.
Conservation priorities for tree crop wild relatives in the United States -
Khoury, C.K., Greene, S.L., Williams, K.A., Sosa, C., Richards, C.M. 2016. Conservation priorities for tree crop wild relatives in the United States. Symposium Proceedings. Gene Conservation of Tree Species, Chicago, IL. May 16-19, 2016.
Collaboration between the US Forest Service and the USDA Agricultural Research Service on the complementary conservation of crop wild relatives in the United States -
Collecting crop wild relatives: an emerging priority -
Greene, S.L., Khoury, C., Williams, K.A., Wiersema, J.H., Kinard, G.R. 2015. Collecting crop wild relatives: an emerging priority. Meeting Abstract. National Native Seed Conference, Santa Fe, NM April 10-13, 2015.
Legal issues in plant germplasm collecting -
Moore, G., Williams, K.A. 2011. Legal issues in plant germplasm collecting. Collecting Plant Genetic Diversity: Technical Guidelines. Available: http://cropgenebank.sgrp.cgiar.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=669.
Recent NPGS coordinated expeditions in the Trans-Caucasus Region to collect wild relatives of temperate fruit and nut crops -
Postman, J.D., Aradhya, M.K., Williams, K.A., Stover, E.W., Meyer, P. 2012. Recent NPGS coordinated expeditions in the Trans-Caucasus Region to collect wild relatives of temperate fruit and nut crops. Acta Horticulturae. 948:191-198.
AN OVERVIEW OF THE U.S. NATIONAL PLANT GERMPLASM SYSTEM'S EXPLORATION PROGRAM -
Williams, K.A. 2005. An overview of the u.s. national plant germplasm system's exploration program. Hortscience. HortScience 40(2):297-301.
GERMPLASM ACQUISITION -
Dekker Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science
EVOLVING POLITICAL ISSUES AFFECTING INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE OF ARACHIS GENETIC RESOURCES -
USING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS TO LOCATE GENETIC DIVERSITY OF CULTIVATED PEANUT -
EXPANDING THE BENEFITS OF BILATERAL GERMPLASM EXPLORATION: AN EXAMPLE FROM ECUADOR -
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