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David Gustafson

Created: 1/13/2011
Updated: 8/1/2011
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Dr. David Gustafson

800 N Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63167
United States
314-694-2698 (ph)
314-694-4028 (fx)

Dave Gustafson is a Senior Fellow at Monsanto Company, where he serves as the Regulatory lead for Water Quality and Ag Sustainability. His academic training was at Stanford University and the University of Washington in Seattle, where he received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees, both in chemical engineering. His research on the environmental challenges surrounding agricultural has now spanned nearly 30 years. The initial focus of his work was the development of new computer models for predicting the environmental behavior of crop chemicals, especially their potential impacts on water quality. Among the models he developed for this purpose is the GUS-Index, which is now used by regulatory agencies worldwide to determine the potential of pesticides to contaminate ground water supplies. In subsequent years, Dave developed new modeling approaches to pollen-mediated gene flow and the population genetics of insect and weed resistance. In 2007, Dave served as an inaugural member and theme lead for the Monsanto Fellows Climate Change Panel, which reported back to the company on the degree of scientific certainty in global climate modeling, and how it is likely to impact agriculture around the world. He now serves on various Monsanto teams looking at the new imperatives and constraints placed on agriculture by man-made global warming, hypoxia, and other environmental challenges.

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