A letter from the SEB Committee.
An interview with Mark Nesbitt, Curator of the Economic Botany Collection at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Read how a school farm influenced an early interest in wheat agriculture, and why a chance meeting at a photocopier changed his career. Mark also shares his views about the responsibilities of working with 19th century colonial collections and their future role in research.
A list adapted from the “Useful Information for Student Economic Botanists” document constructed at the student roundtable at the International Congress of Ethnobiology in 2004.
An interview with Kim Walker. Dr Sonia Peter, Executive Director, The Biocultural Education and Research Programme, Barbados. Discover Sonia's passion for medicinal plants, the importance of her family, setting up a museum and finding joy in writing.
Dr hab. Łukasz Łuczaj, profesor Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego For the english version of this blog, visit here. Opisz siebie własnymi słowami. Jestem botanikiem, który najpierw był ekologiem roślin, a w końcu został etnobotanikiem. Jestem zarówno naukowcem jak i praktykiem. Kimś, kto prowadzi ogród, kto pracuje własnymi rękami, ścina i sadzi drzewa, eksperymentuje z roślinami jadalnymi i... Continue Reading →
An interview with Dr. Łukasz Łuczaj, an ethnobotanist at the University of Rzeszów, Poland. Łukasz discusses creating a nature encyclopedia at 3, why a dream influenced the course of his life and his compulsion to dig up and move plants around.
An interview by Kim Walker on career paths and life experiences with Ina Vandebroek, Associate Curator, New York Botanical Garden.
A film and photo essay by Elspeth Masters on her fieldwork conducted at the University of Kent, Canterbury England in the School of Anthropology and Conservation.
*This statement has been edited slightly for publication on the student blog. March 23, 2020 We hope you are all doing well during these trying times and managing to take care of both your mental and physical health as well as possible. With the months spent in isolation, we have had a lot of time... Continue Reading →
Biographical sketches of candidates and the vote ballot are here: http://econbot.org/home/elections/2020-student-representative-election.html The election period will close at the end of May. Official results will be announced soon thereafter. A heartfelt thank you to all of the graduate student candidates who have applied! You are all outstanding. We appreciate your patience throughout this whole process. Best... Continue Reading →