Dr. Rodrigo Cámara-Leret

  • Dr. Rodrigo Cámara-Leret is a tropical botanist with a background in plant taxonomy (Malesian Melastomataceae) and tropical plant community ecology (Andes-Amazon rainforests and Colombian páramos). From 2010-2014 he was involved in the Palm Harvest Impacts in Tropical Rainforests Project, Work Package 3: Products provided by palms to local people. In May 2014 he received his PhD from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid as a result of his work on large-scale quantitative ethnobotany and ecosystem services of palms (Arecaceae) in northwestern South America. He has conducted wide-ranging fieldwork across the Amazon, Andes and Chocó of Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia, and has worked with 26 Amerindian tribes, mestizos, and Afrocolombians. His current interests include (1) distribution patterns of traditional knowledge across spatial and cultural scales, from the local to the sub-continental scale,
    (2) setting priority areas for ethnobotanical documentation in northwestern South America, and (3) the resilience of traditional knowledge systems.

    Web: www.rcamaraleret.com