New paper out on ethnobotany in the Balkans

A new paper by Pieroni and colleagues explores Macedonian and Albanian traditional knowledge concerning local plants: Pieroni, A., K. Cianfaglione, A. Nedelcheva, A. Hajdari, B. Mustafa and C.L. Quave (2014). Resilience at the border: traditional botanical knowledge among Macedonians and Albanians living in Gollobordo, Eastern Albania. Journal of Ethnobiology and…

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New paper by Quave & Pieroni out on Food Security in the Balkans

Our new paper on ethnozymology and food security in the Balkans is out! You can read the full article here. Quave, C.L. and A. Pieroni (2014) Fermented foods for food sovereignty and food security in the Balkans: A case study of the Gorani people of northeastern Albania. Journal of Ethnobiology…

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Public lecture this Friday (2/21) in Boca Raton, FL!

I’ll be giving a public lecture on medicinal plants and the search for new antibiotics this Friday (2/21) at Florida Atlantic University! This lecture is free and open to the public as part of the Frontiers in Science Public Lecture series. My talk will feature descriptions of the exciting work…

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New publication on plant use in the Balkans

A new paper has been published on the knowledge and use of plants (esp. for medicine) in Albania, near the Macedonian border: Pieroni, A., A. Nedelcheva, A. Hadjari, B. Mustafa, B. Scaltriti, K. Cianfaglione, and C. L. Quave. (2014). Local knowledge on plants and domestic remedies in the mountain villages…

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New book on teaching in the plant sciences for sale!

My edited volume, Innovative Strategies for Teaching in the Plant Sciences is in production, with an anticipated release date in March 31, 2014! Visit the publisher website to pre-order the book! ABOUT THE BOOK: Chapters will provide various creative ways to engage students in the plant sciences, including the use…

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New publication on the use of recreational teas in Europe

The final version of a review paper on the traditional use of recreational teas in Europe is now available as an open-access article with the Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine. To access the article, click here: View at JEE Sõukand, R. C.L. Quave, A. Pieroni, M. Pardo-de-Santayana, J. Tardío, R.…

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Quave to give invited lecture at Cornell University in 2014

Dr. Quave will present a lecture entitled “Medicines from Nature: An ethnobotanical approach to anti-infective drug discovery” for the Cornell University Department of Plant Biology seminar series on March 7th, 2014. She will also be presenting a guest lecture in Dr. Eloy Rodriguez’s “Medical Ethnobotany of New World Cultures” course.…

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