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Nora Bynum New ACEER Executive Director

Nora Bynum with Socratea
Nora Bynum

From ACEER Pres. Dr. Roger Mustalish

I am delighted to announce that as of March 1, 2015, Dr. Nora Bynum will take the position of Executive Director of the ACEER Foundation. Nora has been involved with the ACEER for more than 15 years, and was instrumental in organizing and supporting the ACEER-Organization for Tropical Studies joint ecology and conservation course in Peru, which Continue reading “Nora Bynum New ACEER Executive Director”


Forest to Pharmacy

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UD’s exhibit at the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show will offer a lesson on the value of abundant plant life as found in the Amazon rainforest.

UD’s 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit to feature plants from the Amazon

The University of Delaware exhibit at this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show will provide visitors a lesson in the inherent value of abundant plant life, with a focus on useful, edible and therapeutic plants found in the Amazon rainforest.

The exhibit, which has been prepared by students and faculty members in the Continue reading “Forest to Pharmacy”



James Duke Ethnobotanical Fellowship Awarded

ACEER is pleased to announce the recipients of the Dr. James A. Duke Ethnotanical Fellowship.

Roxana Yanina Casteñeda Sifuentes, Peru, in support of her project: Ethnobotany of Fabacae in Angaraes, Huancavelica, Peru

Laura Dev, United States, in support of her project: How does environmental change affect the learning of ethnobotanical knowledge among Shipibo healers in the Peruvian Amazon?: Creating an eco-cultural archive of traditional seeds, songs and stories.

ACEER thanks all those who submitted applications. Roxana and Laura will each Continue reading “James Duke Ethnobotanical Fellowship Awarded”