Society for Economic Botany, Distinguished Economic Botanist 2015 - An Interview with Dr. Daniel Moerman by John de la Parra Reproduced from the SEB Newsletter "Plants and People" Spring and Fall 2015 This year, the Society for Economic Botany celebrates the achievements of Dr. Daniel Moerman by selecting him as the 2015 Distinguished Economic Botanist. Dr. Daniel... Continue Reading →
Seeking Graduate Student Book Reviewers for Economic Botany
Seeking Graduate Student Book Reviewers for Economic Botany by John de la Parra Hello everyone! Wendy Applequist, the book review editor for Economic Botany, has asked that we get a student book review program going to correspond with the journal’s student reviewer program. She has a fairly diverse selection of books available for review at the... Continue Reading →
Study abroad program in Dharamsala, India
Study abroad program in Dharamsala, India By Aurélie Jacquet Who has never dreamt of travelling to unknown places, discovering new cultures and sharing everyday life with local families? If this is your dream, well you are lucky. The Emory's Tibetan Studies Program offers two semester-long Study Abroad programs, administered by Emory's Center for International Program... Continue Reading →
Project Noah: YOU can make the difference!
Project Noah: YOU can make the difference! By Aurélie Jacquet. Are you a scientist? A Nature enthusiast? Or just curious about the world around you? If you haven't heard of Project Noah yet, this blog post is for you! Project Noah is an incredible tool that started as an experiment and became so popular that... Continue Reading →
Richard Evans Schultes Research Award 2015
Richard Evans Schultes Research Award DEADLINE, March 15th, 2015. The Schultes Award was created in 2001 to honor th e late Dr. Richard Evans Schultes. The award is to be presented annually to a graduate student who is a members of the Society, or a member who has received their degree within a year. Richard... Continue Reading →
Sharing community life: what to bring? What to share? What to leave behind?
Sharing community life: what to bring? What to share? What to leave behind? By Mélanie Congretel Most economic botanists whose research is associated with fieldwork will probably have to share, at some point, community life. For a day, for a week, sometimes more, you will get there, sit at someone’s table to chat, visit gardens,... Continue Reading →
Joel Sartore – National Geographic photographer interview
Joel Sartore - National Geographic photographer interview By Aurélie Jacquet When I knew Joel Sartore was giving a talk at Purdue last week, I could hardly believe it. He came to Purdue to talk about communication to the public, why and how we would all benefit from science education, with a particular focus on conservation.... Continue Reading →
Fieldwork gear – Do you have what you need?
Are you ready to leave for your fieldwork season? Or maybe are you planning your next trip? Are you sure that you have all the gear that you need? You can check out our list of suggested equipment here In a nutshell, here are some examples of gear that most of us need in the... Continue Reading →
Guarana, a Brazilian plant of global importance
Have you ever heard of guarana? My current reasearch focuses on this caffeine-rich, energizing plant originary from the central Brazilian Amazon region. Guarana was first domesticated by the Sateré-Mawé people and is now produced by family and corporate farmers in different parts from Brazil and traded worldwide. You’ve probably seen the name guarana already: on... Continue Reading →
Welcome to the blog of the student members of the Society for Economic Botany! This online resource is built for sharing information on ethnosciences, stimulate a student network but also promote economic botany on a global scale. This blog is an interactive resource and we look forward to receiving blog posts from our students ethnoscientists!!!... Continue Reading →