RESEARCH THEMES

 

       Ethnobotany: traditional foraging; folk perceptions, categorizations, and uses of wild food plants

 

       Food heritage: neglected ingredients, domestic food-medicines, traditional fermented foods

 

       Human ecology and bio-cultural diversity: cross-cultural and diachronic analyses of LEK (local environmental knowledge) systems; cultural adaptation processes

 

 

STUDY AREAS AND COMMUNITIES

 

       Cultural boundaries, minorities, and Diasporas esp. in South-East Europe and the Middle East

 

 

RESEARCH PROJECTIONS/RELEVANCE

 

       Strategies for fostering local food heritage

       Sustainable rural development

       New gastronomies

       Food security and food sovereignty

       History of plant uses

       Culturally-sensitive public health/nutritional policies