Ethnobotany A Methods Manual

ISBN-10: 1844070840

ISBN-13: 9781844070848

Edition: 2004

Authors: Gary J. Martin, David Greer, Brian Harvey

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* The basic text and manual for this rapidly developing subject * Provides a detailed overview, explaining in a non-technical style the concepts, methods, and skills used * Re-issued to meet demand, in the "People and Plants Conservation Series" Ethnobotany is the study of the classification, use and management of plants by people. It draws on a range of disciplines, including natural and social sciences, to show how conservation of plants and of local knowledge about them can be achieved. Ethnobotany is critical to the growing importance of developing new crops and products such as drugs from traditional plants. This book is the basic introduction to the field, showing how botany, anthropology, ecology, economics, and linguistics are all employed in the techniques and methods involved. It begins by explaining data collection and hypothesis testing and ends with practical ideas on fieldwork ethics and the application of results to conservation and community development. Case studies illustrate the explanations, demonstrating the importance of collaboration in achieving results.
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List price: $64.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Consuelo L�pez Springfield is an Assistant Dean in the College of Letters and Science at the University of Madison--Wisconsin, where she teaches women's studies. She has published widely in Caribbean studies.

The 'People and Plants' Initiative
International Panel of Advisers
Internal Panel of Advisers
Data collection and hypothesis testing
Choosing an approach
Six disciplines which contribute to an ethnobotanical study
Rapid ethnobotanical appraisal
Planning a long-term project
Describing the field site
Ethnobotanical data
Visual aids
The law of diminishing returns
Hypothesis testing and theory
Collecting and identifying plants
Preparing an ethnobotanical reference collection
Herbaria and the curation of plant specimens
Judging the completeness of a plant survey
Ethnopharmacology and related fields
Proceeding with a phytochemical analysis
Collecting plants for phytochemical analysis
The ethics of searching for new plant products
Bringing phytochemistry back home
Talking with local people
Searching for ethnobotanical information in folklore
Surveys and analytical tools
Describing microenvironments and quantifying their plant resources
Qualitative approaches
Bridging the gap between qualitative and quantitative approaches
Quantitative approaches
Economics and ethnobotany
The value of the environment
The value of forest products
Surveys of community and household economy
Local markets
Learning a local language
Collaborating with linguists
Where there is no linguist
Transcribing the local language
Linguistic analysis in ethnobotany
Free listing
Systematic surveys of local plant knowledge
Categories of ethnobiological classification
The correspondence between folk and scientific classification
Ethnobotany, conservation and community development
Applying traditional ecological knowledge
Ethnobotanical research and community development
Conservation of wild crop relatives and endangered useful plants
Use of protected areas
The local perspective on ethnobotanical research
The path ahead
Further reading
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