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  • Kaupp, Ann
    Subject: Food For Thought: 21st Century Perspectives on Ethnobotany, 24-25 September 2010, NMNH Register online by September 15, 2009 http://botany.si.edu/sbs
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 18, 2010
      Subject: Food For Thought: 21st Century Perspectives on Ethnobotany, 24-25 September 2010, NMNH

      Register online by September 15, 2009
      http://botany.si.edu/sbs

      The Office of the Associate Director for Research and Collections will cover the registration on a first-come, first-served basis for NMNH staff members and their postdoctoral fellows. This registration fee covers the costs of the symposium sessions, receptions, a boxed lunch, and the Saturday symposium dinner. On the registration page, check the "Smithsonian Staff" box.





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      The Ninth Annual

      Smithsonian Botanical Symposium



      September 24-25, 2010



      Hosted by the Departments of Botany and Anthropology, NMNH

      In collaboration with the United States Botanic Garden

      Supported by the Cuatrecasas Family Foundation

      "Food For Thought: 21st Century Perspectives on Ethnobotany"

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      People are dependent upon plants for food, clothing, medicine, fuel and other necessities of life. Humans and plants have interacted for as long as humans have existed, but our relationship is not static. Since the advent of agriculture we have exerted evolutionary pressure on plants that are of importance to us. Indigenous and industrialized societies have interacted with plants in their environments and influenced not only crop plants, but also cultural landscapes. The Symposium will examine the 21st century transformation of the study of interactions between plants and people. The invited speakers will cover a wide range of topics: from the role molecular biology now has in elucidating crop domestication to the ways in which peoples across myriad ecosystems interact with specific plants and landscapes.

      Speakers

      · Ruth Defries
      Columbia University


      · Kenneth M. Olsen
      Washington University in St. Louis


      · Eve Emshwiller
      University of Wisconsin


      · Torben Rick
      National Museum of Natural History


      · Cameron L. McNeil
      Lehman College, The City University of New York


      · Julie Velásquez Runk
      University of Georgia


      · Allison Miller
      St. Louis University





      Friday, September 24



      6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

      Opening Reception, The United States Botanic Garden

      Saturday, September 25



      8:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

      Lectures and Discussion, Baird Auditorium, NMNH

      5:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

      Reception and Dinner, Museum Rotunda, NMNH





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