Berris Charnley is a historian of science. He is interested in seeds, genes, farms and food. How are these resources studied, measured, weighed, owned or shared? And what can the history of human relations with such resources tell us about their management in the future? More generally, he is interested in issues of participation and communication around knowledge production. Berris works at St Anne's College, University of Oxford with Sally Shuttleworth's project, Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries. His is also co-founder of the Intellectual Property and the Biosciences network, IPBio.