Tropical Forest Healers and Habitat Preference

  title={Tropical Forest Healers and Habitat Preference},
  author={Robert Allen Voeks},
  journal={Economic Botany},
Tropical forests represent repositories of medicinal plant species and indigenous ethnomedical knowledge. These biotic and cognitive resources are threatened by forest removal and culture change. It has, however, yet to be demonstrated quantitatively that tropical pharmacopoeias are concentrated in primary as opposed to disturbed forests, nor that folk ethnomedical knowledge is disappearing. I examined these questions by means of a useful species enumeration of 1-hectare primary and secondary… CONTINUE READING
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