"There is no doubt among those in the fascinating field of ethnobotany that Professor Schultes was the greatest ethnobotanist of our time, or possibly of any era," said ABC Founder and Executive Director Mark Blumenthal .
"His students were profoundly inspired by his teachings, and many have embraced ethnobotany as their primary passion and inspiration for their careers."
Many of Schultes' former students are part of ABC, either as a member of the ABC Advisory Board or a friend of the herbal community. These include, but are not limited to, the following scholars, authors, educators, and conservation botanists, among numerous others: Michael J. Balick , PhD, of the New York Botanical Garden; Wade Davis , PhD, explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society and best-selling author; Djaja D. Soejarto , PhD, at the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago; Steven King , PhD, of Napo Pharmaceuticals; Mark Plotkin , PhD, director of the Amazon Conservation Team; Paul Alan Cox , director of Seacology; Robert Bye , PhD, director emeritus of the Botanical Garden of the Institute of Biology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico; and the iconic integrative medicine pioneer and best-selling author Andrew Weil , MD.
Dr. Bussmann and Mr. Ponman were grateful to be chosen for the Excellence in Botanical Literature award, praising its namesake. " James Duke is one of the most respected colleagues in our field, and has for decades been the leader of
|SOURCE American Botanical Council|
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