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Ethnobotany of the Andes
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Ethnobotany of the Andes (Hardback)

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Research in recent years has increasingly shifted away from purely academic research, and into applied aspects of the discipline, including climate change research, conservation, and sustainable development. It has by now widely been recognized that "traditional" knowledge is always in flux and adapting to a quickly changing environment. Trends of globalization, especially the globalization of plant markets, have greatly influenced how plant resources are managed nowadays. While ethnobotanical studies are now available from many regions of the world, no comprehensive encyclopedic series focusing on the worlds mountain regions is available in the market. Scholars in plant sciences worldwide will be interested in this dynamic content.

The field (and thus the market) of ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology has grown considerably in recent years. Student interest is on the rise, attendance at professional conferences has grown steadily, and the number of professionals calling themselves ethnobotanists has increased significantly. Various societies of such professionals include the Society for Economic Botany, the International Society of Ethnopharmacology, the Society of Ethnobiology, the International Society for Ethnobiology, and many regional and national societies in the field that currently have thousands of members. Growth has been most robust in BRIC countries.

This new MRW on Ethnobotany of Mountain Regions covers the latest scholarship in the field of mountain research. It offers the best and latest research on a full range of descriptive, methodological, theoretical, and applied research on the most important plants for each region. Each contribution was scientifically rigorous and contributes to the overall field of study.

Science & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesBotany & plant sciencesPlant pathology & diseasesScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesBotany & plant sciencesPlant physiologyScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesBotany & plant sciencesPlant reproduction & propagation Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG Publication Date: 23/08/2020 ISBN-13: 9783030289324  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Dr. Narel Y. Paniagua Zambrana is an ethnobiologist and ethnobotanist working as a research associate at the Herbario Nacional de Bolivia, a part of the Instituto de Ecologia at the Universidad Mayor de San Andres, and as a research associate at the Missouri Botanical Garden. She also works as a Research Consultant for the Institute of Botany at Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia, and as a Profesor Invitado for the Facultad de Ciencias Biologicas at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Peru. In 2019, she was one of five scientists to receive the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Award for Women Scientists in the Developing World. Dr. Paniagua Zambrana specializes in the use and conservation of palms (Arecaceae). Her research focuses on ethnobotanical research and the preservation of traditional knowledge in Bolivia, Peru, Madagascar, the Caucasus, and the Himalayas. Dr. Rainer W. Bussmann is an ethnobotanist and vegetation ecologist, and Co-Founder of the Institute of Botany's Department of Ethnobotany at Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia. Prior, he held directorship of the William L. Brown Center at the Missouri Botanical Garden, worked as research Fellow in Geography and the Environment at UT Austin, was Associate Professor of Botany and Scientific Director of the Harold Lyon Arboretum at the University of Hawaii, and was Assistant Professor at the Universitaet Bayreuth. Dr. Bussmann's work focuses on ethnobotanical research, and the preservation of traditional knowledge, in Bolivia, Peru, the Caucasus, and the Himalayas.

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