Institut

für

Afrikastudien

Herr Dr. Louis Zapfack

 
Einladende Institution: Dr. Ulrich Meve
Aufenthalt: 04. Januar 2008 - 02. Februar 2008
Email: lzapfack@yahoo.fr or lzapfack@uy1.uninet.cm
Heimatuni: Dept. of Plant Biology, Universtity of Yaounde I
Informationen zur Person: Dr. Louis Zapfack, Senior Lecturer of the Dept. of Plant Biology at the University of Yaounde 1, was part of an Ethnobotany seminar for BSc Afr. Develop. Studies with both Prof. Sigrid Liede-Schumann, Head of Dept. of Plant Systematics at the University of Bayreuth, and Dr. Ulrich Meve in Jan/Feb 2008. Ethnobotany can be defined as a study of the interactions of plants and people, including the influence of plants on culture.



Six seminars were given to the students. They were:

- General Introduction to African Ethnobotany

- Collecting Plan Voucher Specimens

- Medical Plant

- Food from the Wild

- Traditional Craft

- Woody Plants Uses



Guest lecture and research Bayreuth:

- Topic of guest lecture: Botanical Research in Cameroon; collaborative research with Dr. Ulrich Meve on ecology and systematics of West African Rubiaceae and Apocynaceae.