IES’s ethnobotany team joins research expeditions in Baltics and Scandinavia

Starting from the 16th of July, ethnobotany team from the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) joins the ethnobotany research series led by Prof. Dr. Renata Sõukand from the Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia. The first expedition is taking place in Lithuania.



The aim of the expedition is to research traditional knowledge of wild plants – their collection, production and applications in medicine, cosmetics, food and other fields, as well as traditional celebrations and handicrafts.


The use of wild plants has been generated throughout hundreds of years. Unfortunately, the traditional knowledge slowly diminishes. Therefore, the documentation of the memories and living knowledge holds a great importance. 



The expedition series is a part of the H2020 ERC Project “DiGe – Ethnobotany of divided generations in the context of centralization”, Grant Agreement n. 714874.