Annual Kent-Kew Distinguished Ethnobotanist Lecture

Annual Kent-Kew Distinguished Ethnobotanist Lecture

The Annual Ethnobotany Lecture was founded in 2000 and is a highlight of the academic year for the postgraduate programme. It is sponsored jointly by the Centre for Biocultural Diversity at Kent and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. The lectureship is awarded to ethnobotanists who have made a significant impact on the subject, and who have established a reputation in the public understanding of science.

2020

Caribbean Ethnobotany: Herbs, Health and Heritage across Borders

Ina Vandebroek

2019

Shifting geographies of ethnobotany: How Iraqi is the Mediterranean Diet?

Andrea Pieroni

2018

Discovering new wild edible plants in Europe: from 19th century famine potherb to 21st century hipster food

Łukasz Łuczaj

2017

In the footsteps of Rumphius: history and ethnobotanical entanglements in the spice islands

Roy Ellen

2016
Local names reveal how enslaved Africans recognised substantial parts of the New World flora
Tinde van Andel

2015
Why ritual and incense plants are important
Caroline Weckerle

2014
Evolutionary Ecology as a Driver of New Questions in Ethnobotany
Doyle B. McKey

2013
The Ethnobiology of Crop Domestication and Evolution: Fostering resilience of social ecological systems in the Anthropocene
Pablo B. Eyzaguirre

2012
Medicinal plant trade, conservation and local livelihoods in southern Morocco
Gary Martin

2011
Ethnobotany of the Home and Hearth
Will McClatchey

2010
The dynamics of ethnobotanical knowledge in a globalized world: examples from the Tsimane indigenous people (Bolivian Amazon)
Victoria Reyes-García

2009
Bringing the food back home indigenous foodways, nutrition and biodiversity indigenous foodways, nutrition and biodiversity in western Canada.
Nancy Turner

2008
Austrian alpine ethnobotany: examples and trends for the use and management of plant species in the Austrian Alps
Christian Vögl

2007
Local perceptions and forest policy: conservation and logging in Papua New Guinea
Paul Sillitoe

2006
Taking stock of nature? Ethnobotany and action in participatory ecological governance
Anna Lawrence

2005
Ancient trees and what people do to them
Oliver Rackham

2004
Gender bias in ethnobotany: propositions and evidence of a distorted science, and promises of a brighter future
Patricia Howard

2003
The origins and spread of agriculture: a comparative world view.
David Harris

2002
Globalization of traditional knowledge systems: implications for innovation, flow and appropriation of knowledge
Miguel Alexiades

2001
Plants and people in Amazonian Peru
Oliver Philipps

2000
The light at the edge of the world: vanishing cultures, enduring lives; an ethnobotanist’s view
Wade Davis