Webinar #2: Introduction to Ethnobotany

July 16, 2020 10AM - 1PM

Training Theme

Ethnobotany is the study of plants and their associated uses based on the traditional knowledge of local communities. It focuses on studying the interactions of different communities, with the surrounding environment especially the plants and their culture.

The world is facing an unprecedented crisis in terms of climate change, growing inequalities and biodiversity loss. To meet these challenges and unlock the transformational capacity of research, a sustainability science that is accessible and mutually beneficial to all is urgently needed.

The webinar will discuss the following questions:

  • How do the science and practice of ethnobotany position themselves in the global sustainability debate?
  • What is the potential role of the discipline for achieving sustainable development, and in particular the SDGs?
  • How are recent advances in ethnobotany pushing the frontiers of knowledge needed to achieve sustainable development?


  • To create awareness about the relevance of ethnobotany and its wide range of applications in the present and future context.
  • To enable participants to understand the value of plants in their own lifestyle and other cultures


16th July 2020


Session 1: 10:00AM – 10:45AM
Topic: Quantitative Ethnobotany for Conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity and sustainable livelihoods of tribals.
Speaker: Dr. Thupalli Ravi Sankar, International Consultant

Session 2: 10:45AM – 11:30AM
Topic: Cultural dimensions of plants in community traditions
Speaker: Mr. B.S. Somashekhar, Scientist F, CCNR, TDU

Session 3: 11:30AM – 12:15PM
Topic: Mainstreaming Ethnobotany into Development
Speaker: Dr. Gary Martin, Founder, Global Diversity Foundation

Session 4: 12:15PM – 12:45PM
Topic: A case study on the Ethno botanical practices of Gond and Baiga tribes of Jemra village, Korba district, Chhattisgarh
Speakers: Dr. M. Abdul Kareem, Head, CCNR, TDU and Mr. Nishanth Gurav, JRF, CCNR, TDU

Session 5: 12:45PM – 01:00PM
Topic: Introduction to Folk Taxonomy
Speaker: Dr. Suma Tagadur Sureshchandra, Scientist E, CCNR, TDU

Registration details

The webinar will happen over Zoom platform and e-certificates will be provided after the webinar.
To register for this webinar, CLICK HERE.


Rs. 354/- per head (Rs. 300 + 18% GST Rs. 54)

Payment should be made separately after registration.

Payment Mode
Google Pay. Pay to account:
Account Number: 0694104000134705
IFSC: IBKL0000694
Recipient name: UTD-HST General Fund

NEFT (Online)
Account Name: UTD-HST General
Fund Account Number: 0694104000134705
IDBI Bank, Yelahanka New Town,Bangalore-560064,
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MICR: 560259014

Workshop Documents



Course Co-ordinators

Dr. S. Noorunnisa Begum, Associate Professor,
Centre for Conservation of Natural Resources, TDU.
Email: noorunnisa.begum@tdu.edu.in
Mobile: +919449058869

Dr. M Abdul Kareem, Ph.D, Head,
Centre for Conservation of Natural Resources, TDU.

Dr. Suma Tagadur, Ph.D, Scientist E,
Centre for Conservation of Natural Resources, TDU.

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