Society for Economic Botany 2017 Electronic Abstract Site Overview
Please note that these schedules considers the following situations:
- Symposium chosen by authors to present their works, in most cases
- Particular demands related with arrival and departure dates;
- Simultaneous attendance to different symposia/sessions/workshops;
- Logistics and organizational issues, e.g. awards candidates grouped within each session.
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Symposium 1 – Ethnobotany of Mountain Regions, Monday June 5
Symposium 2 – Economic botany: approaches from Archaeobotany, Ethnography and History, Monday June 5
Corrected on May 30
SEB Free Topics Sessions, Monday June 5
2nd Hispano-Portuguese Meeting on Ethnobiology (II EHPE), Tuesday June 6
Poster Session, Tuesday June 6
Corrected on June 2
Symposium 3 – Ethnobotany, Ethnopharmacology and Natural Products Challenges and Trends, Tuesday June 6 and Thursday June 8
Symposium 4 – Agrobiodiversity and traditional knowledge: conservation strategies and sustainable development, Tuesday June 6 and Thursday June 8
Corrected on May 30
Mentorship Lunch, Tuesday June 6
In keeping with tradition, we hope to have a Mentorship Lunch on the 6th June 13:30-14:30 at Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB’s) canteen where senior members can share their experiences and guide graduate and undergraduate attendees.
If you are interested in participating as a mentor or a student participant, please write Student Representative Sandra Bogdanova (email@example.com) before May 21.
Once we have gauged the level of interest, we will write back requesting a photo and brief biography so that we can develop a pamphlet for students.
Field Trip 1 Montesinho, Wednesday, June 7
Exploring biocultural diversity, land use and resources management within Trás-os-Montes territory
Field Trip 2 Terras de Miranda e Douro Internacional, Wednesday, June 7
Tales of a border land: Terras de Miranda and Douro International
Distinguished Economic Botanist Lecture, Thursday June 8
Plants as sociocultural objects: from economic botany to economic anthropology
The Society for Economic Botany has increasingly defined itself as a context for fostering expertise in ethnobotany and its various applications. However, given that my own work as an ethnobotanist has been much influenced by my training as an anthropologist, there may be merit in re-examining the ‘economic’ in economic botany from the standpoint of anthropology. In this address I suggest that economic anthropology provides a useful framework through which to interrogate the notions of ‘use’ and ‘value’ attributed to plant resources, and to understand how plants move – by exchange and dissemination – through socio-economic systems, how plant knowledge informs decision-making, and how ethnobotanical knowledge is socially embedded. Each of these processes rests on the foundational idea that all plants with which humans interact are necessarily and simultaneously biological and cultural. Such perspectives may even help us rethink the still sometimes unresolved issues as to what ‘theory’ in ethnobotany actually entails.
Professor Roy Ellen
University of Kent, School of Anthropology and Conservation, Cantebury, UK
|Monday, June 6||10:00||Ina Vandebroek||Ethnobiology in an increasingly multicultural world||The New York Botanical Garden, Institute of Economic Botany||USA|
|Monday, June 6||11:15||Rainer W Bussmann||Twenty-five years of Ethnobotany around the globe – from magic to molecules, conservation and the Nagoya Protocol||Missouri Botanical Garden, WLBC||USA|
|Tuesday, June 7||09:00||Victoria Reyes-Garcia||Traditional Ecological Knowledge dynamics||Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals Ambientals||Spain|
|Tuesday, June 7||09:45||Isabel C. F. R. Ferreira||Plants and mushrooms as sources of value-added molecules for food applications||Instituto Politécico de Bragança, Centro de Investigação de Montanha||Portugal|
|Thursday, June 8||09:00||Cassandra Quave||Ethnobotany and the post-antibiotic era: Exploring an expanded toolkit for overcoming antibiotic resistance||Emory University School of Medicine, Dermatology and Human Health||USA|
|Thursday, June 8||09:45||Łukasz Łuczaj||Discovering new wild edible plants in Europe||University of Rzeszów, Institute of Applied Biotechnology and Basic Sciences||Poland|