New paper out on uses of silver birch in Romania

A new paper coauthored with European colleagues has just been released: Papp, N., D. Czégényi, A. Hegedűs, T. Morschhauser, C.L. Quave, K. Cianfaglione and A. Pieroni (2014). The uses of Betula pendula Roth among Hungarian Csángós and Székelys in Transylvania, Romania. Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae 83(2): 113-122. The full article…

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Photos from field study in Pantelleria, Italy

I have just completed an ethnobotanical field study on the volcanic island of Pantelleria n collaboration with Dr. Alessandro Saitta, mycologist and Asst. Professor at the University of Palermo, Italy and with support from the Emory Center for the Study of Human Health. Dr. Saitta and I examined the local…

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Quave to speak at the Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium

I am honored to announce that I have been invited to serve as a session speaker at the fourth Indonesian-American Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium to be held in Medan, Indonesia this June! I will be speaking in the session on Ethnobotany and Tropical Medicine. The symposium is sponsored by…

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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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