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Wild Collection and Cultivation of Native Species in Iceland

Whitney, Cory; Gebauer, Jens and Anderson , Molly (2014) Wild Collection and Cultivation of Native Species in Iceland. In: Rahmann, G. and Aksoy, U. (Eds.) Building Organic Bridges, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany, 2, Thuenen Report, no. 20, pp. 607-610.

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Based on an MSc thesis submitted to the joint Master program between University of Kassel and University of Goettingen and later published: WHITNEY C.W., GEBAUER J. & ANDERSON M. 2012. A Survey of Wild Collection and Cultivation of Indigenous Species in Iceland. Human Ecology.
This paper outlines a survey of Icelanders who use local plants. Some of the species (e.g. Angelica spp. and Betula spp.) were very important. However, great potential exists for a more diverse harvest and for sustainable management (e.g. Organic certification). There is also potential for the spreading native plant use knowledge and the inherent associated conservation culture. The data also suggests that cultural conservation should focus on food, which appears to be paramount in increasing the cultural importance of a plant.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:cultural importance, native plants, ethnobotany, wild collection, conservation
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
EnglishUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Specific methods > Surveys and statistics
Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Specific methods > Indicators and other value-laden measures
Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Systems research and participatory research
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2014: 18th IFOAM OWC Scientific Track: 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference
USA > Other organizations
ISBN:978-3-86576-128-6
DOI:10.3220/REP_20_1_2014
Deposited By: Whitney, Mr. Cory William
ID Code:22897
Deposited On:15 Oct 2014 10:55
Last Modified:15 Oct 2014 10:55
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:urn:nbn:de:gbv:253-201407-dn053621-1

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