Douglas J Cattani
He received his BSA and MSc. from the University of Manitoba (Plant Breeding) and his PhD. from Wageningen University, The Netherlands in Plant Production Ecology. He has worked with herbaceous perennials for over almost four decades with emphasis on breeding, perennial grass plant development and seed production. His current position is as Perennial Crop Breeder in the Department of Plant Science at the University of Manitoba with the breeding of intermediate wheatgrass for grain production and perennial sunflower domestication as the major areas of interest. He has worked in industry, government and academia at various times in his career in Canada and the United States.