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The Annual Ethnobotany Lecture was founded in 2000 and is a highlight of the academic year for the postgraduate programme. It is sponsored jointly by the Centre for Biocultural Diversity at Kent and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. The lectureship is awarded to ethnobotanists who have made a significant impact on the subject, and who have established a reputation in the public understanding of science. Recent lecturers have included Nancy Turner, Christian Vögl and Oliver Rackham.
This year's lecture
This year we were joined by Professor Will McClatchey of the University of Hawai'i. The title of the lecture was, 'Ethnobotany of the Home and Hearth'
The lecture took place at Kew in the Jodrell Lecture Theatre. A review of the event written by one of our MSc students, Susanne Masters, can be found on her blog.
The dynamics of ethnobotanical knowledge in a globalized world: examples from the Tsimane indigenous people (Bolivian Amazon)
Bringing the food back home indigenous foodways, nutrition and biodiversity indigenous foodways, nutrition and biodiversity in western Canada.
Prof Nancy Turner
Austrian alpine ethnobotany: examples and trends for the use and management of plant species in the Austrian Alps
Local perceptions and forest policy: conservation and logging in Papua New Guinea
Taking stock of nature? Ethnobotany and action in participatory ecological governance
Ancient trees and what people do to them
Gender bias in ethnobotany: propositions and evidence of a distorted science, and promises of a brighter future
The origins and spread of agriculture: a comparative world view.
Globalization of traditional knowledge systems: implications for innovation, flow and appropriation of knowledge
Plants and people in Amazonian Peru
The light at the edge of the world: vanishing cultures, enduring lives; an ethnobotanist’s view