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Ethnobotanical Analysis of Wild Food Plants Traditionally Collected and Consumed

Akansha Singh Mohammad Waseemul Islam

296 pages
Arcler Education Inc
This book provides a quantitative study on the ecological characteristics and seasonal aggregation of wild edible plants in man-made ecosystems; in addition, it discusses systematic research on the seasonal effects of these edible plants on households. This book seeks to establish a theoretical and analytical framework to promote the understanding of growers’ collection of wild edible plants, and to obtain empirical evidence about the spatial and cyclical complementarity of man-made ecosystems and subsystems and their impact on food security. The book’s findings also reveal that the communities of wild edible plant species are unique in each subsystem and season. Therefore, all subsystems that provide different habitats from land to aquatic organisms are important to ensure the diversity of wild edible plants.
Author Bio
Dr. Akansha Singh, is presently working as Associate Professor & Head, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, College of Agriculture, Parul University, India. She graduated from the Banaras Hindu University, with doctorate in Genetics and Plant breeding in the year 2012. She has also worked as Research Scientist in Bioved Research Society, Allahabad, India. She was working as Postdoctoral fellow in University of Mumbai before joining her current position. She has authored a number of national and international publications.