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Christoph Schunko

My research focuses on local knowledge about wild plant gathering in organic farming and beyond. This includes research about the

dynamics of local knowledge of gatherers about wild plant species and the ecosystems they are growing in;
value chains of (organic) wild plant products;
ecological and socio-political sustainability of (organic) wild plant gathering;
cultivation and domestication of wild plants in organic farming.
I am thereby interested in European and non-European territories, rural, suburban and urban regions and commercial and non-commercial wild plant gathering. In addition, I work on the advancement of research designs and methods including participatory research and Citizen Science.