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Preparation of a Turkish coffee to enjoy during our ethnobotanical interview. I am always so humbled by the gentle generosity & hospitality of the people we meet during #fieldresearch. #ethnobotany #fieldwork #coffee #Albania #Balkans
One of the few 10 years challenges we should care about.
In the Sharr mountains in #Balkans, terrace agricultural systems are employed to grow many Solanaceae family plants (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers) during the warm months. Originally from the Americas these crops have become integrated into the local core cuisine.
The Oxford farm at Emory provides students with important opportunities to connect to the Earth & gain insight into sustainability & our food system.
Oxford College: Growing Knowledge via @EmoryUniversity
Every time I walk down this pathway, I instantly feel warmth and a sense of protection. This is what nature does for us, every single day. Aside from the perpetual wonder and fascination; it’s our life support system. Our natural world deserves so much more reverence & respect.
Children from the Gorani village of Borje #Albania eagerly shared results of their school project on local plants w/ us.
Children are innately drawn to #plants & #nature if given the chance & encouragement. Take some time w/ children in your life to #explore nature.
Marco and Tang are working hard to "dry fractions and extracts" at #QuaveLab. This means they are evaporating the solvents, thus obtaining crude extracts, fractions & pure isolated compounds, that are bioactive plant secondary metabolites and potential novel drug leads. #phdlife
Plants and fungi continue to amaze and delight me with every new discovery of their amazing capacities for signaling and communication! Here’s a cool example of fungal signaling defense strategies.
When Fungi Fight Back
New group photos for the New Year! What a great team of researchers in #QuaveLab & @EmoryHerbarium !
#emory #research #botany #iamabotanist #drugdiscovery #pharmacognosy #phytochemistry #naturalproducts #medicinalplants @emorycollege @EmoryUniversity
During a springtime festival in #Albania, villagers collect small willow branches (Salix spp.) to decorate entrances to their homes & businesses. Willow is also used inside local businesses (shown here) to protect them from #evileye & #badluck throughout the year.
Lecture by Mark Plotkin @DocMarkPlotkin at Harvard, Feb 20, the Amazonian Travels of Richard Evans Schultes:
This is bound to be good! This is worth your time.
@joerogan @dmttsm @HeffterResearch @MAPS @psymposia @PsychedelicMpls
The Amazonian Travels of Richard Evans Schultes
Well... this is rather discouraging.
Women who win prizes get less money and prestige
Women who win prizes get less money and prestige
A new analysis of biomedical awards over five decades shows men receive more cash and more respect for their research than women do, report Brian Uzzi...
The crisis in your cup: At least 60% of all #coffee species are threatened with extinction.
Find out more: https://t.co/hDsAJ50xba @IUCN @Toyota_Europe #EnvironmentalChallenge2050
Willow trees (Salix spp.) are highly valued by the Gorani people of the #Balkans. They are considered a cultural cornerstone species for this group & are used in a variety of rituals to ensure a good harvest, protection against #evileye, & in marriage rites.
The coffees you've never heard of which face extinction
World's coffee under threat, say experts
Of 124 coffees in the world, we only drink two, but we need to protect all of them, say scientists.
It's that time of year again!! Please spread the word that we are accepting applications for the PURE #pain and NURE #neurodegeneration summer #undergrad research programs @youinthelab @ACSUndergrad @sacnas @AmericanPainSoc Application deadline is Feb 15, 2019
To protect livestock from disease & #evileye in #Albania, they are adorned w/ decorations to detract an envious gaze from the animal to the ornament. Horses & donkeys, in particular, are incredibly valuable to locals who need them for manual labor on farms & fields.
Ever wondered what it’s like to do fieldwork with family... & a fake leg? Check out the latest ASP Newsletter to find out! #fieldwork #pharmacognosy #ethnobotany #womeninscience #womeninstem #drmom #amputee #medicinalplants #phdchat #prosthetic
Please Join Us at the 2019 ASP Annual Meeting in Madison, Wisconsin July 13 - 17, 2019
Registration and Call for Abstracts is Now Open.
See you in Madison!
#Crop wild relatives, the 'wild cousins', are extremely useful. Many contain useful traits, such as pest and disease resistance and tolerance to drought and salinity, that can be used to improve food crops.
🍌The Madagascar #banana is one such example: https://t.co/DZGCG2dgQY
Often dubbed 'bastard saffron' for its resemblance to the more expensive #spice, #Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) was nevertheless valued in ancient times. Garlands were found in the tomb of #Tutankhamun and it has been used for centuries as an oil, yellow/red dye and medicine.
#Wildfoods are critical to #foodsecurity in remote areas. We examined how different cultural & ethnic background impacts #wildplant use as food & medicine in the Balkans: https://t.co/XPnhHDoASm
Photo: A young boy eats immature plums (Prunus) as a snack in #Albania.
I'm honored to present one of the State-of-the-Art Plenary Lectures at @SocInvestDerm meeting in Chicago this May! Talk title: "Mining Nature’s Chemistry: Ethnobotany and Drug Discovery for Dermatologic Applications" #Derm friends- hope to see you there!
Cassandra Quave, PhD | 2019 SID Annual Meeting | Confirmed Speakers
Dr. Cassandra Quave is Curator of the Emory University Herbarium and Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Human Health at Emory University.
From a distance, the towering Agave americana (Agavaceae) inflorescences look like beautiful trees from another world. Up close, you realize that it's not a tree at all. Here's a close-up view of this Central American plant that has made a home in the Mediterranean.
HELLS YES! Failure is integral to progressing, not just in science, but in everything we do. We must embrace failure, discuss it, learn from it. #Resiliency is not innate. It must be fostered and developed through #mentoring. @nature #phdchat #Mindset
Scientific progress is built on failure
Learning to handle failure is just part of scientific life, writes Eileen Parkes.
I told my Dad that I needed a new Bowie knife for #fieldwork... and he made this for me! Out of a lawnmower blade! The handle is bone & connector from a railroad spike. Now, that is a knife! #blacksmith #homemade #fieldtools #BestDadEver #iamabotanist #fieldresearch
Plants Use Flowers to Hear the Buzz of Animals - The Atlantic
Plants Can Hear Animals Using Their Flowers
And they react to the buzzing of pollinators by sweetening their nectar.
This one is for all of the #caper lovers out there! In my hand, I have a flower bud (left) & fruit (right) of Capparis spinosa subsp. rupestris, Capparaceae. The caper (L) & caper berry (R) are prepared via lactic acid fermentation in brine (salt) - #probiotic food!
Thank you @QuaveEthnobot for your visit in #PotionsLab. We greatly enjoyed your seminar and workshop.
@UaDeptBSC @UofAlabama #ethnobotany #drugdiscovery #plants
#earlycareer #student opportunity for an internship @NYBG working on digitizing specimens for #EndlessForms #TCN... apply by 1/18!!
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