Paper featured in a News and Views commentary in Nature Plants

Our recent paper on ethnobotanical knowledge as a source of resilience for food security and health strategies in the Balkans was featured in a News and Views piece in Nature Plants this week! The commentary was authored by Drs. Manuel Pardo-de-Santayana and Manuel J. Macía and titled: “The benefits of…

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Special Lecture on Poisonous Plants on March 1st! FREE Tickets

Deadly Cures: Medical Discoveries from Poisonous Plants Emory Herbarium Curator, Dr. Quave, will be giving a special free public lecture “Deadly Cures: Medical Discoveries from Poisonous Plants” on March 1st at 4 pm at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. We’ll also have an educational outreach event before the talk, with displays…

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Blog piece on our ethnobotanical research int he Balkans

Check out this new blog piece on our work! Here is an excerpt quote in the piece: “A lot of international attention has been focused on the Balkans to try to support reconciliation and development. If you really want to help local communities in a way that’s sustainable and culturally…

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New research article on ethnobotany, food security and resilience in the Balkans

We are excited to announce the release of a new research article from our work in the Balkans with collaborator Dr. Andrea Pieroni of the University of Gastronomic Sciences (Italy). The article can be accessed at the Nature Plants Website: http://www.nature.com/articles/nplants201421 Quave, C.L. and A. Pieroni. (2015). A reservoir of…

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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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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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