International Course on Economic Botany

Fri Apr 26 11:14:58 CDT 2002

Dear colleagues I would like to ask your attention for the following:

International Course on Economic Botany

9-20 September 2002
Nationaal Herbarium Nederland - Universiteit Leiden vestiging

In the course 'Economic Botany' one can learn about the
fascinating world of what is in fact the human side of plant-animal
interactions. It is a course for all people interested in human-plant
interactions  not
merely biologist but also anthropologists, environmentalists, historians
and all those interested in the biological basis for human society.
The course is intended for both undergraduate and graduate students
interested in broadening their studies in using plant material (both living
and preserved) and published literature to gain a deeper understanding of
economic plants. There will be 12 lecture-demonstrations in which material
will be used from
the world-famous economic plant collection of the Nationaal Herbarium
Nederland, from the Hortus Botanicus and commercially available products.
In addition the participants prepare a short paper on an economic plant of
their choice and
give a presentation on this subject at the end of the course in a mini

Duration, period, location of the course and costs

The course lasts two weeks, from the 9th to the 20th of September 2002.
Lectures will be given at the Van Steenis building, Einsteinweg 2 in
Leiden. There will be no costs for students and people associated with
Leiden University and / or the Research School Biodiversity. For people outside
these organisations the costs will be Euro 250,-.

More Information and subscription

Mrs De Wolf
DeWolf at NHN.LeidenUniv.NL

Nationaal Herbarium Nederland
Universiteit Leiden vestiging
Van Steenisgebouw
Einsteinweg 2
Postbus 9514
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands

J.B. Mols
National Herbarium of the Netherlands
Leiden University
Van Steenisgebouw
Einsteinweg 2
P.O. Box 9514
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands

Telephone +31 (0) 71 5273586
Fax + 31 (0) 71 5273511
E-mail  mols at

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