BOKU scientist awarded to give the Annual Distinguished Ethnobotanist Lecture at Kew Gardens, UK.
The landscape of the Alps is a complex mosaic of forests, alpine meadows, pastures, orchards, arable plots and home gardens, created during centuries of management by local farmers. This talk is based on long-term ethnobotanical fieldwork of The Work Group: Knowledge Systems and Innovations (IfÖL, DNAS, BOKU) about the sustainability of livelihood systems in Alpine villages. Based on examples from Eastern Tyrol it examines the evolution of the Alpine landscape and flora as used by local people, both in the past, and in response to current day economic and environmental changes. Links:
Christian R. Vogl:
Announcement at Kew's webpage: