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We're looking for a Post Doctoral Research Associate to explore the plant biodiversity of the understudied Seasonal Forests of Wallacea, Indonesia. Find out more and apply: https://t.co/Ib4IZzVj9F
Happy holidays from the #QuaveLab! Here’s a silly group photo from our annual holiday party ☃️🥰
A new study indicates sudden global warming stripped oxygen from the ocean 252 million years ago and led to the greatest mass extinction ever. The parallels to now are way too close for comfort. My story for @nytimes
Edible succulents? Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) is a common succulent that grows easily in poor soils worldwide. #portulacaceae #succulents #herbs #plants #botany #flowers #portulaca #nature
My French colleague and ethnopharmacologist Dr Francois Chassagne from the Quave Group at Emory University is currently lecturing on traditional medicine systems of Asia. He is also sharing his great research and #fieldwork experiences with the Bunong people in #Cambodia.
The ASP noted Jim Duke's passing last year, but we're happy to see this picked up by the Times. A giant of the field, & a wonderful, humble person. A mentor to many. You are still missed, Jim.
Hot off the presses! I just got my copy of Methods & Techniques in Ethnobiology & Ethnobiology in the mail. Check out Chapter 17 from #QuaveLab (@AkramMSalam + Lyles & I) on Methods in the Extraction & Chemical Analysis of Medicinal Plants 🌱 Link at https://t.co/ZVpBH7fCe4
This is so frustrating & not at all surprising as it happens to many #WomeninSTEM: "Her research impact H-index score is almost double" but she "has been paid between $9,000 & $36,000 less than male professors in her dept with similar or lesser experience from 2016 to 2018"
#ChemTweeps - Katrina is not on twitter, but if you know her, consider reaching out to voice your support and applaud her courage to speak out and fight back.
My public lecture at Shenzhen July 2017.. Transcribed.. Oh golly is spoken English a different language to written English! But message the same - plants need us, but we need them more.. Conserving plant diversity is a key for our own future...
Obit on #ethnobotanist Jim Duke (1929-2017). He was quite a character! I have many fond memories of listening to him play guitar & tell stories when we met at a jungle camp in Peru. He inspired so many to take a deeper look into the healing power of nature
Books&Arts: "Deconstructing Eden" by @QuaveEthnobot, a review of the book "The Ethnobotany of Eden: Rethinking the Jungle Medicine Narrative" (Robert Voeks) https://t.co/cNKGuBmtqW "Readers will delight in learning about the history of many plants that we take for granted today."
There’s no better way to start the day than with a group of kindergarteners and a book reading. Sitting on the floor, legs cross-crossed, gazing at you with rapt attention & joy as you read aloud to them. Best meeting I’ll have of the day for sure!
Plants, drugs and rocky soil... medically valuable #plants have been found to thrive in nutrient-poor soils 👉 https://t.co/J8hY9BNpnJ #WorldSoilDay
Please RT: Hurdle lab in Houston has an exciting Postdoc opening at axis of antibiotic resistance, C. difficile pathogenesis & drug target validation. We welcome persons with interest in omics, bacterial genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry. See .
What a great experience teaching the Quave class at Emory Univeristy today! My first lecture ever and even in English! I taught on "Key Plants in Traditonal Medical System of the #World and African #Ethnopharmacology". Thanks again for the awesome opportunity, @QuaveEthnobot!
Why biological collections need to be preserved for future generations
Why biological collections need to be preserved for future generations
Photo: Matt Kelly More than a century ago, when botanists and naturalists were in the field collecting plant and animal specimens, they couldn’t hav...
Great new Sapiens podcast on quinoa, ranging from the economy to racialization of the crop to historical processes of migration and identity-formation in Peru via @sapiens_org
What’s the Cost of Quinoa?
Many had hoped that quinoa production would lift farmers out of poverty and rehabilitate a war-torn nation—but the state of this seed remains uncert...
As a #disabled #scientist that also engages in #fieldwork on rough terrain - I’ve learned that planning is key! I have to be strategic about alternative modes of mobility to reach the plants I need - be it by donkey, canoe, car, & etc. But with planning & patience- I can do it 🙌
Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. As an American living with disabilities, I have to spend a lot of time planning how to get from one place to the next.
People were advised to boil the water for one minute past a rolling boil. Infants, the elderly and those with immune deficiencies should be particularly cautious.
Boil Water Advisory Continues Into Tuesday For Much Of Atlanta | 90.1 FM WABE
Many Atlanta residents, and some in DeKalb County, were advised Monday to boil water before consuming, or cooking with it, following a problem at a ci...
"If you wanted to create the worst possible scenario for introducing the first gene-edited babies into the world, it is difficult to imagine how you could improve on this farce." @edyong209 deftly reviews 15 steps of a CRISPR catastrophe:
The CRISPR Baby Scandal Gets Worse by the Day
The alleged creation of the world's first gene-edited infants was full of technical errors and ethical blunders. Here are the 15 most damning details.
I’m in NYC for 2 days of packed meetings with a fantastic lineup of editors & publishing houses! This is for the #science #memoir I’m writing :) #wishmeluck!
Further evidence that we need to rethink many of the things we do in academia. Changes in hiring help but more needs to be done culturally! Seminar times, support systems, tenure timelines/expectations all need to be reevaluated, esp. in the sciences if change is going to happen!
How an irked Northern California postal patron helped crack a global plant smuggling scheme via @mercnews
How an irked Northern California postal patron helped crack a global plant smuggling scheme
She was stuck in line and annoyed. Her complaint uncovered a story of amazing obsession with a strange little California plant.
Oh my gosh- this is so cool!! Thanks so much @itstinali for your thoughtful Wikipedia write-up! I really appreciate it! #womeninscience #WomenInSTEM
@QuaveEthnobot Hi Dr. Quave! I'm a UCLA biochem student and for an honors class, I chose to write a Wikipedia article on you as a woman scientist to increase representation. Your work has been so inspiring for me, so I wanted to reach out and thank you 💖. https://t.co/6cxMLLJDQ8
American botanist Sereno Watson (1826-1892) was born #OTD. Appointed by Asa Gray, he worked in the Herbarium of Harvard University from 1873 until his death. His namesake #palm is Serenoa repens. Bonus points: Did you spot the gopher #tortoise? #Arecaceae #TropicalBotany
I had fun with my boys this morning making our holiday gifts - herbal infused oil based #chapstick! We filmed a little how to video: Making chapsticks from scratch via @YouTube #herbalmedicine #skincare #crafting #beeswax
Ethnobotanist Gary Nabhan argues that instead of compensating soybean farmers for losses, we should pay them to plant native perennials to protect bees and butterflies.
Hold the Soy, Save the Pollinators | Civil Eats
Ethnobotanist Gary Nabhan argues that instead of compensating soybean farmers for losses, we should pay them to plant native perennials to protect bee...
Ooh your reminder that you've got until Dec. 11th to apply for @CAH's Science Ambassador Scholarship! Covers -FULL TUITION- for a woman in science, technology, engineering, or math. Must be high-school senior or undergrad student to qualify.
GET IT GIRL
The Science Ambassador Scholarship
Applications are now open for the Science Ambassador Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship for women in STEM.
Exciting microbiology news from @GeorgiaTech........
Powerful patient stories. #AMR is a real issue affecting real people - from the young to the old.
Superbugs kill 700,000 people a year. Here are just a few real-life stories about the fight against #antibioticresistance. Thanks to @IDSAInfo for compiling these. @CARB_X @Wellcome_AMR @BARDA @PHEgov @gatesfoundation @DHSCgovuk @UKgovGHS #GAMRIF @BU_Law https://t.co/g8GiNXs8Ez