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botanist

Gerald Joseph Seiler, American Botanist. Achievements include research in breeding of native species of sunflowers for specific characteristics of insect and disease resistance for commercial production; release of 34 interspecific sunflower germ plasmas; others M C.

Background

Seiler, Gerald Joseph was born on June 4, 1949 in New Rockford, North Dakota, United States. Son of Leo Nicholas and Eleanora Catherine (Schmit) Seiler.

Education

Master of Science, North Dakota State University, 1973; Doctor of Philosophy, North Dakota State University, 1980.

Career

Graduate assistant, North Dakota State University, Fargo, 1971-1973, 77-80; research assistant, Biological Survey of Kansas, Lawrence, 1973-1974; research technician, USDA Agricultural Research Svc., Fargo, 1974-1980; research botanist, USDA Agricultural Research Svc., Bushland, Texas, 1980-1988; research botanist, USDA Agricultural Research Svc., Fargo, since 1988. Chairman sunflower committee USDA-National Plant Germplasm System, Beltsville, Maryland., since 1982. Member sunflower network Food and Agriculture Organization (of the United Nations)-United Nations, Rome, since 1982, International PlantGenetics Board, Rome, since 1984.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in breeding of native species of sunflowers for specific characteristics of insect and disease resistance for commercial production. Release of 34 interspecific sunflower germ plasmas. Others M C.

Membership

Active Boy Scouts American, Fargo, since 1990. Fellow American Society Agronomists, Crop Science Society American. Member American Society Plant Taxonomists, Botanical Society American, Crop Science Society American (committee 1986-1988, 91-).

Connections

Married Barbara Ann Meier, May 25, 1973. Children: Jody Lynn, Jeremy John.

father:
Leo Nicholas Seiler

mother:
Eleanora Catherine (Schmit) Seiler

spouse:
Barbara Ann Meier

children:
Jody Lynn Seiler

Jeremy John Seiler