Tracey Heatherington interviewed on WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio

Studying the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

With summer in full swing, the farmlands of Wisconsin are bursting with new crops. A drive across our state reminds us of the richness of Wisconsin’s agriculture industry.

But what if someday a pest or disease invaded farm fields wiping out not only this season’s crops but killing whole varieties of crops?

WUWM - Tom and Tracey

On this edition of UWM Today, learn about the systems that have been created to preserve seeds that are key to the bio-diversity of our planet. Guest Tracey Heatherington, associate professor of anthropology, has spent the past several years studying the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, located on a remote Norwegian island above the arctic Circle.

Go to the WUWM website to listen to the Tracey’s interview …