Founded 1996

Edition 2001-2002

  WELCOME to Ethnobotanical Leaflets. Our Policy Corner has a new editorial that everyone interested in research funding should read, it's entitled, "NSF Extends Invitation for Ethnobotanical Workshop Proposal". In Ethno News you'll find a story about biowarfare being used for the elimination of drug plants and another on new herbal research at the University of Chicago. Also in this section is a story on the balsameros of Acachapa, El Salvador and the efforts that are underway to assist them in recovering their watershed from the devistation of Hurricane Mitch. The section on Worldwide Economic Botany Resources has an interesting link to "HerbalGrams," a publication of the American Botanical Council. There are also new links to various ethnobotanical projects and organizations around the world. This issue of Ethnobotanical Leaflets also features artist Karen Nisbett in the section entitled, Galleria Botanica. Enjoy. As always, contributions from our readers are welcome.

Web Journal

--Your source of information on Economic Plants--

* Barley; The Versatile Crop, by Brian Young

* The Brazil Nut (Bertholletia excelsa), by Tim Hennessey

* Ephedra (Ma Huang), by Erica McBroom

* Ephedra: Asking for Trouble, by Scot Peterson

* Ginkgo biloba, by Kelly Westall

* Cyperus papyrus: From the Nile to Modern Times, by Matt Burmeister

* The Miraculous Reishii: Mushroom or Medicine, by Dylan Kosmar

* St. John's Wort...A Peculiar Name for an Interesting Plant, by Jennifer Lynn Craig

Back Issues of Ethnobotanical leaflets and Table of Contents

Fall 1997
Winter 1998
Summer 1998
Fall 1998
Spring 1999
Summer 1999
Fall 1999
Winter 2000
Spring/Summer 2000

Book Review Corner

* The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
* The Shaman's Apprentice by Lynne Cherry and Mark J. Plotkin
* Medicinal Plants of the Heartland by Connie Kaye and Neil Billington
* Potions, Poisons, and Panaceas by David Brussell
* Origin and Early Diversification of Land Plants by P. Kenrick & P.R. Crane

Research Notes

* Ethnobotanical Leaflets Starch Research Page
* Agriboard, Use of Non-timber Cellulose for Construction
* The Inclusive Herbarium by Edgar Anderson
* How to Define a Species
* Rain Forest Medicines, an interview with Mark Plotkin
* Archaeological Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes in Peru, by D. Ugent & L.W. Peterson

Ethno News and Happenings

* US Uses Biowarfare to Combat Drugs, by Scott Herron 
* New Herbal Research Center at Univ. Chicago, by M. K. Van Zant 
* Post-Hurricane Watershed Restoration in Acachapa, El Salvador
* Editorship of Economic Botany changes hands

Galleria Botanica

* Botanical images by Karen Nisbett
* Three botanical images by Lynette Rene Cook
* Hibiscus telescope by Lynette Rene Cook
* Swedish Museum, Fungal Art
* Swedish Museum, Cryptagamic Art
* Wayne Renshaw, How to Model a Plant


* Society for Economic Botany: Home Page & News of Annual Meeting
* Society for Ecological Restoration, Liverpool
* Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Lisbon

Careers in Ethnobotany

* New Ethnoecology Position at University of Hawaii
* Job Listings from the Chronicle of Higher Education
* An Introduction to Ethnobotany by C. Veilleux and S.R. King
* Graduate Programs in Ethnobotany
* Undergraduate Studies in Ethnobotany

Policy Corner

* NSF Extends Invitation for Ethnobotanical Workshop by MKVZant
* Call for Economic Botany/Ethnobotany Cluster at NSF by MKVZant
* Editorial Policy

Worldwide Economic Botany Resources 

* Society for Economic Botany Home Page
* American Botanical Council HerbalGram
* The Amazon Conservation Team
* The Ethnobotany Project
* Medicinal Plants of the Peruvian Amazon
* Useful Plants
* Ethnobotany in the Forests of Belize
* Kinabalu Ethnobotany Project (PEK)
* Secwepemc Ethnobotany
* Native American Food Plants, U.S. National Agricultural Library
* Medicinal Plants of Native Americans, U.S. National Agricultural Library
* Amazon Rain Forest Includes Ethno-herpatology
* The Gatherer: Plant Use Multiple Database Search Engine
* Survey of Economic Plants for Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (SEPASAL)
* Ethnobotany Database, U.S. National Agricultural Library
* WWW Ethnobotany Resource Directory
* People and Plants Online
* Seed Savers Exchange
* Cyberbotanica: Plants and Cancer Treatments
* Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops
* New Crop Resource Online Program
* Internet Directory for Botanical Illustrations
* Kew's list of over 200 Web sites of interest to economic botanists
* Economic Botany Web Pages, from the Internet Directory for Botany
* Phytochemicals, U.S. National Agricultural Library
* Books Needing Reviewers for Journal of Economic Botany

Related Web Pages

* Plants and Society (Plb 117)
* Don Ugent's Home Page
* Southern Illinois University Herbarium
* Protocells: The Origin of Life
* Tropical Dinoflagellates

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