933337 Ethnobotany - introduction

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2018
Languages of instruction


Ethnobotany forms a sub-discipline of ethnobiology research. Ethnobotany describes, analyses and explains the interaction between people and plants. This includes the cultivation, harvest and use of plants for e.g. food, medicine, construction, craft and customs.

Definition of terms, concepts and theories related to ethnobotany and its relevance for the sustainable management of natural plant resources.

This lecture is required for being admitted as participant to the course “Research and Application of Ethnobotany” (933.016).
Workload of 50 working hours (2 ECTS)

Previous knowledge expected

Good knowledge of English language

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

By completing this course, you will:

become acquainted with definitions of terms related to ethnobotany
get familiar with concepts and theories related to ethnobotany
learn about the application of ethnobotany on topics based on various case studies e.g. migration, wild plants presented in the course
know the most influential journals, working groups and websites dealing with ethnobotany
discuss and understand the relevance of the taught theories and concepts for the sustainable management of natural plant resources.
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