A Field ManualEdited by Miguel N. Alexiades
This title is volume 10 of Advances in Economic Botany. This book provides essential guidelines for conducting ethnobotanical research and collecting plant specimens. Among the topics covered: protocols related to initiating and conducting fieldwork; ethical issues to consider; concepts and techniques for the collection of cultural knowledge, including interviewing techniques and the gathering of plant-use information; the importance of and techniques for the proper collection and preservation of plant specimens, including those of an unusual or difficult nature or requiring specialized treatment; methods of data collection and analysis, including methods for quantifying data relating to plant use, ethnobotanical behavior, and the distribution, abundance, and yields of plant resources. Extensive readings in a diversity of disciplines with different approaches to ethnobotany are included. This title was edited by Miguel N. Alexiades with assistance from Jennie Wood Sheldon.
Softcover, 326 pages, 19 figures, 9'' x 6'', The New York Botanical Garden Press, 1996, ISBN 0893274046