New paper on ethnobotany of Pantelleria Island

Check out our new publication by Quave & Saitta on the ethnobotany of Pantelleria Island in Economic Botany: “Forty-five years later: The shifting dynamic of traditional ecological knowledge on Pantelleria Island, Italy”   Abstract In 1969, Galt and Galt conducted an ethnobotanical survey in the community of Khamma on the…

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Medicina Popolare del Vulture now available for purchase!

Good news! Following many requests, Medicina Popolare del Vulture: Traditional Medicine of the Vulture-Alto Bradano area, Southern Italy (self-published, 2009) is now available for purchase via Blurb’s print-on-demand service. As this is a self-published book, the print on demand service can be a bit pricey – but it is the…

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New publication on MRSA in PLOS ONE

A new publication is out on a collaborative project between the Quave Lab (Emory University) and Horswill Lab (University of Iowa). Their latest study reports on the anti-virulence activity of compounds from Chestnut leaves. The extract blocks virulence by switching off the pathways necessary for the production of toxins. The…

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New paper comparing folk plant uses in Kosovo

I’m excited to announce that our new paper with European collaborators has just been published in the Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine!  The research article, titled “A cross-cultural comparison of folk plant uses among Albanians, Bosniaks, Gorani and Turks living in south Kosovo” by Behxhet Mustafa, Avni Hajdari, Andrea Pieroni,…

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New book on Ethnobotany in the Balkans!

Hot off the presses: Ethnobotany and Biocultural Diversities in the Balkans Perspectives on Sustainable Rural Development and Reconciliation Edited by:  Andrea Pieroni and Cassandra Quave   The E-book can be ordered at the Springer site. Print copies are available at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

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August 21st Science Cafe at Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Save the Date- Thursday, August 21st! I’ll be giving the Science Cafe talk in the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Plants and Human Health Series. This will be a fun, interactive evening, with hands-on activities that coincides with Cocktails in the Garden! So, plan on coming at 6pm to enjoy a cocktail,…

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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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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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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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