Christopher Peter Sauer
Christopher Peter Sauer is an HDR PhD student at the ARC Training Center for Uniquely Australian Foods, University of Queensland.
Christopher was born in New York City and graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Anthropology. While studying anthropology at the University of Arizona (BA Hons) he conducted research on Mexican Indigenous people’s historic and current activity within a mangrove estuary located within multiple Mexican federal protected territories. As the real estate broker/owner of a commercial development company in downtown Tucson Arizona, Chris specialized in historic arts warehouses, site acquisition/development and recruiting leaseholders for restaurant and food businesses.
Chris’s research is part of an interdisciplinary project between the UQ School of Law and QAAFI researching the Intellectual Property rights associated with native plants and local foods.
Publications contributed to by Christopher Peter Sauer:
Themes of a Seed BankVisit website
(2023) Themes of a Seed Bank: Native Seed/SEARCH
There are numerous motivations for starting a seed bank. Preserving biodiversity while addressing rapid globalisation of industrial agriculture is a common priority for many (Curry 2019; Harlan 1975). Detailed research into the origins of a particular seed bank reveals the way overarching concerns translate into specific organisational themes. Native Seed/SEARCH (NS/S), founded in Tucson Arizona in 1983, helped focus public attention on preserving local seeds in the Sonoran Desert of the southwestern United States (Schmidt 2015).