Eric P. Burkhart

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The forest flora of eastern North America includes many herbaceous plant species traded in domestic and international medicinal markets. Conservation concerns surrounding wild-collection exist and transitioning to cultivation in agroforestry systems has potential economic and ecological benefits. Costs and revenues associated with adopting forest(More)
In the eastern United States, there is interest among forest landowners in American ginseng husbandry, and particularly in cultivating this plant on forestlands using a wild-simulated forest farming approach. This study documented the flora and soil conditions associated with wild and wild-simulated ginseng populations throughout Pennsylvania (PA) to(More)
Following its inclusion in Appendix II of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the harvest, sale and trade of wild ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) for international commerce has been restricted by law in Pennsylvania since the late 1980s. Since then, exports from the state have declined driving the need to(More)
Treatment of cancer remains one of the most challenging tasks facing the healthcare system. Cancer affects the lives of millions of people and is often fatal. Current treatment methods include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapies or some combinations of these. However, recurrence is a major problem. These treatments can be invasive with severe side(More)
This English version of La historia de un bastardo: mas y capitalismo by Mexican anthropologist Arturo Warman, which is not a literal translation, was adapted by Nancy L. Westrate for readers in the United States. Changes have been made to accommodate linguistic, and cultural differences, as well as to update some of the material. The first chapter puts(More)
Biochemical reaction databases capture the sum of human knowledge of biochemical reactions and chemical compounds. As the amount of data available on metabolic reactions and chemical substrates increases, the necessity of central repositories increases as well. Unfortunately, there is no established algorithm for being able to calculate the degree of(More)
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