Founded 1996

Summer 1999

  WELCOME to Ethnobotanical Leaflets. New in the Policy Cornerof this issue is an interview with Meredith Lane entitled, "Teaming with Life." Dr. Lane was involved in production of the Report by the Panel on Biodiversity of Ecosystems of the President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). The proposals in the Report are being presented for consideration starting with this year's federal budgets for NSF, NASA, EPA and other executive branch institutions. The interview focuses on points of interest to all biologists and to economic and ethnobotanists in particular. Dr. Peter Raven of the Missouri Botanical Garden was chair of the committee which produced the report. Also in this issue you'll find a number of new subject areas worth exploring, including recent contributions to our Web Journal. Under this heading will be found various short articles and research notes of general interest to our readers. Please check the link, Ethnobotanical Leaflets Starch Research Page for further news. As always, contributions from our readers are welcome.

Web Journal

--Your source of information on Economic Plants--

* Chicle (Manilkara zapota), by Scott Herron

* Mashua (Tropaeolum tuberosum), by Travis A. Clark

* The Use of the Genus Virola as a Hallucinogen in South America, by Terry R. Miller

* The Irish Potato Famine Fungus, Phytophthora infestans, by Alice M. DeJarnett

* Trends in Econ. Botany: The Rising Use of Herbal Supplements, by Paige A. Mettler

* Strychnine, by George C. Johnson

* Heaven's Delight--Vanilla, by Luís M. Mendoza de Carvalho

Back Issues of Ethnobotanical leaflets and Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Fall 1997
Winter 1998
Summer 1998
Fall 1998
Spring 1999

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

Galleria Botanica

* Herbals of the Vatican Library
* The Art of Emil Huston on Internet
* Kohler's Medizinal Pflanzen
* New photos by Carlos Ochoa  


* Society for Economic Botany: Home Page & News of Annual Meeting
* New Crops & New Uses
* 4th European Colloquium on Ethnopharmacology, Metz, France

Careers in Ethnobotany

* Job Listings from the Chronicle of Higher Education
* Careers in Ethnobiology and Conservation by M.J. Plotkin
* An Introduction to Ethnobotany by C. Veilleux and S.R. King
* Graduate Programs in Ethnobotany
* Undergraduate Studies in Ethnobotany

Policy Corner

* "Teaming with Life" An Interview with Meredith Lane by M. Kritzer Van Zant
* Economic Botany and Restoration Ecology by D.F. Austin & M. Kritzer Van Zant
* Editorial Policy

Worldwide Economic Botany Resources 

* Survey of Economic Plants for Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (SEPASAL)
* NYBG Society for Economic Botany Home Page
* The Gatherer: Plant Use Multiple Database Search Engine
* Editor's Page, Society for Economic Botany
* People and Plants Online
* Seed Savers Exchange
* Cyberbotanica: Plants and Cancer Treatments
* Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops
* New Crop Resource Online Program
* WWW Ethnobotany Resource Directory
* 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
* Ethnobotany Database, U.S. National Agricultural Library
* Native American Food Plants, U.S. National Agricultural Library
* Medicinal Plants of Native Americans, U.S. National Agricultural Library
* Phytochemicals, U.S. National Agricultural Library

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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