933337 Ethnobotany - introduction

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Schunko, Christoph , Blanda, Laura , Vogl, Christian R.
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


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.

This lecture covers definition of terms, concepts and theories related to ethnobotany and its relevance for the sustainable management of natural resources.

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
… be familiar with the application of ethnobotany e.g. in organic farming.
… know the most influential journals, working groups and websites dealing with ethnobotany.
… be able to discuss and understand the relevance of the taught theories and concepts for the sustainable management of natural plant resources.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.