Ethnobotanical reseach and training has become increasingly popular in recent years. Today there are numerous societies, organizations, courses and resource materials available that intertwine with a broad spectrum of disciplines from Anthropology, Archaeology and Linguistics to Botany, Medicine and Biochemistry. The lists that follow are by no means exhaustive, but a starting point to develop your interest and knowledge about the exciting world of people and plants.
Education and Further Training
For a list of Undergraduate and Graduate courses in Ethnobotany and related fields visit
Economic Botany Links: Education
on the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew website.
Economic Botany Collections & Databases
Sites of Interest
Langscape is an e-magazine published by Terralingua. It's news and feature articles report on topics in the area of biocultural diversity. It is free to download from the
Biocultural Diversity Conservation: A Global Sourcebook. Edited by Luisa Maffi and Ellen Woodley, Earthscan 2010.
Ethnobotany and Conservation of Biocultural Diversity, T. Carlson and L. Maffi (eds.). Advances in Economic Botany Series Vol. 15. Bronx, N.Y.: New York Botanical Garden Press. 2004
Ethnobotany: A Methods Manual, G. Martin. People and Plants Conservation Series. WWF; UNESCO & The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2004