following pages give an overview of our ethnobotanical
projects in the Himalayan foothills
of southwest China. Both for the Shuiluo Valley, located
in the Tibetan cultural area (Sichuan), and the Shaxi
Valley (Yunnan), an introduction of the area and of the
research projects is given.
investigates the interaction between plants and people
and foremost among these the management of plant diversity
by indigenous communities and the traditional use of
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