anthropogen

: of, relating to, or resulting from the influence of human beings on nature

Article: Glimpsing prehistory in today’s Amazon rainforest

Here’s a snippet from a recent article in Popular Archaeology exploring the contemporary plight of Amazonian peoples and going further to pose the question: “how does the knowledge of the […]

Scientists laser-scan Amazon for evidence of ancient civilizations…

This recent article from the BBC discusses a project that uses drones to laser-scan the amazon to detect anthropogenic landforms / earthworks, evidence of ancient civilizations in the Amazon – the most expansive wilderness […]

New book from the World Agroforestry Centre – Climate-Smart Landscapes: Multifunctionality in Practice

The World Agroforestry Centre is pleased to formally launch the book: Climate-Smart Landscapes: Multifunctionality in Practice This book brings together a range of work around landscape approaches specifically looking at […]

Agroforestry species switchboard / search engine

The World Agroforestry Center recently announced and released a new multi-database search engine, or switchboard for information on Agroforestry species. The 13 websites the Switchboard links to include The Plant […]

Medicines from the Edge: a Tropical Herbal Convergence – Aguas Zarcas, Costa Rica

A friend, Stephen Brooks, recently contacted me with information on an enthnobotanical / medicinal plant convergence he is coordinating next March in Costa Rica. This will undoubtedly be a fascinating […]

Plants you aren’t growing, but should be: Ugni molinae (Myrtus ugni)

… And if you are already growing it, I would be  interested in any thoughts/info/feedback you may have regarding the plant via the comment forum… Ugni molinae (Myrtus ugni, Eugenia […]