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Selected Universities Represented by Student Interns: Only complete applications will be considered. Ethnobotany Tours - American Botanical Council. The incredible cattail - The super Wal-Mart of the swamp by Kevin F. Duffy Issue #43. I can think of no other North American plant that is more useful than the cattail. This wonderful plant is a virtual gold mine of survival utility. It is a four-season food, medicinal, and utility plant. What other plant can boast eight food products, three medicinals, and at least 12 other functional uses? The Common Cattail (Typha latifolia) and its brethren Narrowleaf Cattail (Typha angustifolia), Southern Cattail (Typha domingensis), and Blue Cattail (Typha Glauca), have representatives found throughout North America and most of the world.

While living in Northern Japan, I spent many chilly mornings in snow storms among miles of cattails while duck hunting. In Euell Gibbons' Stalking the Wild Asparagus, his chapter on cattails is titled "Supermarket of the Swamp. " Identification Cattails are readily identified by the characteristic brown seed head. Corms, shoots, and spikes In late spring to early summer, some of my favorite food products come into fruition on the cattail. Sources 1. How-to Gather Cattail Leaves for Weaving. Gathering Cattail Leaves–Cattail Rush Information– Copyright 2003, The Wicker Woman®–Cathryn Peters Have you ever wondered about cattail leaves or wanted to know how to gather cattail leaves?

Well, here’s an article that just might answer your questions. Enjoy! Cattails are a perennial plant that grows and spreads through a rhizome system like the Iris and Day Lily flowers, the Rhubarb plant and others. They typically grow in marshes, road ditches, ponds, swampy areas and even in neighboring yards and around fish ponds all across the United States. Cattails in the pond Cattails are easy to recognize with their long slender leaves and the puffy brown seed spike or “cattail” at the end of a center stalk. The leaves of cattails are readily available to harvest locally in most areas, are inexpensive and for the untrained eye, are hard to distinguish from bulrush when used in weaving chair seats.

Bulrush seed head florets Bulrush has small florets at the tips and the shafts or stalk has no leaves. Cattails. Aside from many food products and medicines, Native Americans used cattails for a variety of types of weaving. The different uses for cattails (Typha latifolia) have been well chronicled in the early historic documents of New England. Before European contact, the Native Americans of New England apparently did not make use of conventional looms for weaving. However, New England tribes did weave reeds and other materials into mats, baskets and other items using hand-held finger-weaving and braiding techniques. Woven bags, belts and straps, shoes, military equipment, and even dolls were made from reeds like cattail. Specialized weaving beyond hand-held twining (using a formal loom) did not appear in part because birchbark was readily available in New England for containers and coverings.

Blankets and mats were traditionally made on a suspension loom from rushes or inner bark. Return to NativeTech's Main Cattail & Grasses Menu Cattail & Grasses Bibliography and Books to Buy On-Line. The incredible cattail. I can think of no other plant that is more useful than the cattail. This plant is a gold mine of survival utility. It is a four-season food, medicinal, and utility plant. Cattail is a member of the grass family, Gramineae, as are rice, corn, wheat, oats, barley, and rye. Just about any place you can find year-round standing water or wet soil, you can usually find cattails. In just about any survival situation, one of the first plants I look for is the cattail. These spikes are found in the center of the plant and form a cylindrical projection that can only be detected when you’re close to the plant. To extract the flour or starch from the cattail root, simply collect the roots, wash, and peel them.

Cattail root flour also contains gluten. The medicinal uses of cattails include poultices made from the split and bruised roots that can be applied to cuts, wounds, burns, stings, and bruises. The utility of this cattail is limited only by your imagination. Ethnobotany Education and Training Program Information. Ethnobotany, the study of the human-plant physiological relationship, is typically only offered as an undergraduate major. Undergraduate students engage in field research and laboratory studies. Students looking to study ethnobotany at the graduate level might find some courses available as part of a degree program in a related field, such as botany or ecology.

Though programs are extremely rare, interested students can earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Ethnobotany. While botany encompasses the study of plants and plant evolution, ethnobotany focuses specifically on the human-plant relationship. Programs primarily focus on plant use and evolution throughout ancient and modern times through laboratory studies and field research. Students design and execute research projects, study analytical methods and interpret data. Educational Requirements Applicants should have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Program Coursework Popular Career Options Job Outlook and Salary Information. Graduate School: A Senior's Torment. As I mentioned previously I am applying to graduate school this semester to (hopefully) get into a Master's Program. I'm very interested in continuing my education in Plant Sciences as I feel I have yet to have a chance to fill that during my time here in Kirksville.

I have had some courses in plant sciences like Local Flora, etc but I would like to actually spend more time on it because I love it. As you can tell by this blog, I am more interested in the Ethnobotanical side of Plant Biology but there are few programs out there in Ethnobotany. So to get there, I'm going to get my Master's degree to get my foot in the door so maybe one day I may be able to study this field more.

But first is applying to graduate school. The process has turned out to be more difficult than I originally thought. I had several possible schools picked and have narrowed down my list. Here are the places I'm interested in applying or learning more about the programs. University of Kent University of Edinburgh. Ethnobotany/ethnopharmacology graduat... - Ethnobotany. David's post is right on. I found the same google search. But, I have some current info for you: I am a student at CSU Fullerton, CA working with Dr. Robert Voeks. He is a Brazilian ethnobotanist.

It is an Environmental Science MS degree. I've worked with Paul Cox (Brigham Young, Utah). I'm currently studying with Thomas Carlson at UC Berkeley in Integrative Biology. The ethnobotany field is quite small actually. Richard Evan Schultes is the father of ethnobotany. These contacts are the best in the field right now: UH Manoa: ethnobotany program www.botany.hawaii.edu/ethnobotany Brent Berlin (world reknown ethnobotanist) Anthropology Department University of Georgia Athens, GA 30602 Dr.

Dr. Dr. Ahhh... academia..... Institute for Culture and Ecology. Eric T. Jones PO Box 6688 Portland, OR 97228 Email: etjones @ ifcae.org Eric T. Portland Ethnobotany Project. Portland Ethnobotany Project Urban wetlands Harvesting willow can help maintain a balanced population of the species and provide culturally important materials. Inventorying cutlurally important plants An important part of the project is to document existing culturally important plants. Development pressures on open space Development encroaching on an urban open space wetlands rich in ethnobotanical resources. Oaks important culturally for acorns Acorns from oak trees were an important food source for tribes in the Willamette Valley.

Wild foods and medicines People in many cities such as Portland, Oregon are rediscovering the value of wild native and nonnative plants that can harvested for food, medicine, shelter, decoration and other uses. Devil's Club (medicinal) Photo from Progress Report 'The great diversity to harvest' Usnea (medicinal) Huckleberry (food, medicinal, dye) Map of Portland Area Tribes Photo from Progress Report 'Back to the Books and Outreach' Ethnobotanical Leaflets. Ethnobotanical Leaflets Journal Contents Back Issues Book Reviews Research Notes Careers Meetings Botany Resources (List adapted from an SEB Newsletter) NOTES: (1) Contact individuals for specific information about programs. (2) Please address comments about list (e.g., changes or additions) to: Ms. Trish Flaster, 1180 Crestmoor Drive Boulder, CO 80303 (tflaster@rmli.com).

Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Deborah Pearsall University of Missouri Columbia, MO 65211 (314) 882-3038 Anthdp@MIZZOUl.missouri.edu Dr. Dr. Standford Zent Instituto de Investigationes Cientificas Dr. Dr. B. V.L Harms or David Meyer University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SK S71-1 OWO Canada Return to Home Page. Choosing Natural Health – Exploring the World of Alternative Healthstyles. Centre For International Ethnomedicinal Education and Research. Ethnobotany - Ethnobiology of Europe Research Network. HawaiiEthnobotany. Bachelor degree in Ethnobotany at Frostburg State University.

The Ethnobotany program is an interdisciplinary major that allows students to integrate science and culture as a way of understanding human reliance on plants and the environment. After obtaining a background in plant sciences, biogeography and cultural studies, students choose a track to follow within the major dependent on their particular interest. There are three concentrations within this major: The pharmacological concentration was developed to provide students with the courses necessary to advance in the fields of medicine and herbalism. Students in this track will receive a strong education in chemistry to strengthen their understanding of how the chemical constituents of plants react with the human body.

The biogeography concentration allows students to explore the connection between plants and the physical environment. The cultural perspectives concentration was designed for students with an interest in discovering how culture effects human use of the environment. Incredible Edibles - James Wong | Official Site. Ethnobotany Program at Frostburg State University. UM-Dearborn College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters. System: UH Manoa to offer ethnobotany degree | University of Hawaii News. University of Hawaiʻi Contact: HONOLULU — At its monthly meeting held today at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, the UH Board of Regents (BOR) approved the establishment of a Bachelor of Science degree program in Ethnobotany. The program will be the first ethnobotany degree program in the United States and will fulfill a local and national demand that has been steadily growing over the past 15 years.

UH Mānoa is currently the leading center for ethnobotanical research in the Pacific. The aim of the program is to become the leading center for ethnobotanical research in the world. UH Mānoa also has the highest density of ethnobotany faculty members in the United States, followed closely by a consortium of New York universities. Offered by the College of Natural Sciences‘ Department of Botany at UH Mānoa, the program is already in high demand. Ethnobotany is a botanical science focusing on cultural interactions with plants. Ethnobotany in Action. General Learning Objectives - HawaiiEthnobotany. Ntact - James Wong | Official Site. Ethnobotany.

Why Study Anthropology Anthropology involves the study of present and past human culture and biology to better understand the human species. With diverse but overlapping subfields, including archaeological, biological, sociocultural, linguistic, and applied anthropology (including cultural resource management), anthropology spans the social, behavioral, and natural sciences as well as humanities, providing a strong core to a liberal arts education.

Whether studying the diversity of marriage customs in human societies, anatomical changes in the foot during human evolution, biocultural factors contributing to chronic disease, cultural and biological changes surrounding the transition to agriculture, or the origins of language, anthropologists are united in trying to understand who we are, where we come from, and where we are going in the future. Why Study Anthropology at Fort Lewis College? Students work in a variety of other internship settings in the vicinity of Fort Lewis College. Ethnobotany. Ethnobotany: Higher Education Courses. Institute for Culture and Ecology. Wade Davis, Anthropologist Information, Facts, News, Photos - Anthropology Home Page. Ethnopharmacology. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. ISE International Society for Ethnopharmacology.

Ethnobotany - Ethnobiology of Europe Research Network. Wild Plant Identification eCourse - Wilderness Awareness School. What's In A Rose: Ethnobotany and the Search for Useful Plants: Scientific American Podcast. EARTHQUEST (Canada) for the Environment Canada Ethnobotany Program page field biology jobs adventures Research Expeditions and training biology jobs.