Instructor: Alex McAlvay

Alex McAlvay
Alex McAlvay, Ph.D. is the Assistant Curator of Economic Botany at the New York Botanical Garden. His research is focused on understanding the relationships between humans and their environments, the evolutionary and ecological impacts of humans on plants, and the traditional stewardship of plants by different cultures.

Alex's work ranges from genomic research to understand how humans have shaped plants through domestication to ethnobotanical projects to support the continuity and revitalization of cultural traditions related to plants.

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NYBG Ethnobotanist Dr. Michael Balick has studied the relationship between plants and people for over 40 years. Explore the basics of ethnobotany, supplemented by stories and data gleaned from his own fieldwork. Discover how selected plant resources are used by more...
233BOT344O 01/23 Mo 5:15pm-7:00pm Balick
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