Useful plants information in common
Ethnobotanic studies in
Our methodology needs and
ensures the establishment of a network together with other tropical Andean
countries (i.e. the Instituto de Ecología in
• Compilation of bibliographic information.
Information will be obtained from libraries, ethnobotanical research related institutions, and electronic sources. Documents compiled will be kept at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador herbarium library.
• Compilation of information from herbarium samples (Ecuadorian and foreign herbaria).
• Design, updating and diffusion of an Ecuadorian useful plants data base.
This data base will be continuously updated and available to the general public through an internet portal.
• Publication of results
The main publication will be the Catalogue of useful
• Catalogue of useful plants from
Existing information about Ecuadorian useful plants will be compiled, integrated, and organized in the Catalogue and in scientific and massive communication media. Ecuadorian useful plants bibliography will be included in the Library of QCA herbarium in the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador and it will be available in the permanently updated database. T,-+he results of this project will allow the exploration and visualization of relationships and patterns between useful plants and their natural environment and human kind, which will help sustainable management decision-making concerning resources and landscapes.
The project will represent a starting point of a higher and regional netwok and will contribute to the knowledge about information management in tropical Andean countries.
Participant Lucía de la Torre; supervisors Hugo Navarrete, Henrik Balslev & Finn Borchsenius