The University of Maryland is located in College Park, MD. It was founded in 1856 and currently enrolls 26,876 undergraduates and 10,719 graduate students.

Courses

Human-Plant-Interaction (ANTH 422, 3 credits)
This seminar course will discuss the evolutionary, historical, cultural, and ecological aspects of coevolution, with respect to humans and their interactions with specific bioactive plants. Case studies of human- plant-(pathogen) interactions will be discussed as well as an inclusive survey of anthropologically important phytochemicals. The seminar incorporates human-plant-(pathogen) interactions into models of human evolution and ecology.

Faculty

Laura Lewis; ljlewis@umbc.edu
Biogeography of crop species; domestication and radiation of agricultural species; agro-ecology, germplasm management, genetic resources conservation; applied urban ethnobotany/ethnobiology, specifically in the Washington DC/Baltimore area.