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