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Medicinal Plants and the Legacy of Richard E. Schultes: Proceedings of the Botany 2011 Symposium Honoring Dr. Richard E. Schultes


By: Bruce E Ponman (Editor), Rainer W Bussmann (Editor)

138 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables

Missouri Botanical Garden Press

Paperback | Jan 2012 | #200695 | ISBN-13: 9780984841523
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Richard Evans Schultes has no doubt been one of the most important ethnobotanists of the 20the century. During decades of fieldwork, first in Mexico and then the Colombian Amazon, Schultes amassed a wealth of data later presented to the public in over 400 papers and dozens of books. Much of Medicinal Plants and the Legacy of Richard E. Schultes would, however, not have been possible without dedicated counterparts and students.

Medicinal Plants and the Legacy of Richard E. Schultes contains the proceedings of the first symposium to honor Richard Schultes, which took place in St. Louis, Missouri, on the 10th anniversary of his death. In Medicinal Plants and the Legacy of Richard E. Schultes, many of Schultes' most recognized students present their own perspective on their mentor, his life work, and his influence on their careers. Papers addressing Schultes' legacy and the current state of ethnobotany in the Amazon round out the picture.


- Preface: a Tribute to Richard E. Shultes by Rainer W. Bussmann
- Reflections on Richard Evans Schultes, the Society for Economic Botany, and the Trajectory of Ethnobotanical Research by Michael J. Balick
- I Know Every Tree in the Forest: Reflections on the Life and Legacy of Richard Evans Schultes by Rainer W. Bussmann
- Traditional Knowledge in a Changing World: New Insights from the Chácobo in Bolivia by Rainer W. Bussmann and Narel Y. Paniagua Zambrana
- Passage through Mexico—The Influence of Richard Evans Schultes on Mexican Economic Botany by Robert Bye
- A Standard Protocol for Gathering Palm Ethnobotanical Data and Socioeconomic Variables across the Tropics by Rodrigo Cámara-Leret, Narel Y. Paniagua Zambrana, and Manuel J. Macía
- Biodiversity as a Resource: Plant Use, Land Use, and Nature Conservation and the Search for New Drugs Derived from Ethnobotanical Research on Tropical Forest Plants Used in Traditional Medicine by Steven R. King
- The Leaf Falls near the Tree: My Father and My Career in Plant Biology by Neil P. Schultes
- Medicinal Plants and the Legacy of Richard Evans Schultes by Djaja D. Soejarto
- Whither the Journal Economic Botany?: Trends and Transitions, 1947-2010 by Robert Voeks, Leaa Short, and Aline Gregorio
- Richard Evans Schultes in the Northwestern Amazon by James L. Zarucchi

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