Karen Meyer Walker

Native American Ethnobotany Program Manager
William L. Brown Center
Missouri Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 299
St. Louis, MO 63166-0299
USA

Office phone: (314) 577-9473, ext. 6318
Fax: (314) 577-0800
Email: Karen.Walker@mobot.org

M.S., South Dakota State University, 2005
B.S., Brigham Young University, 1999

Seed Analyst: Mid-West Seed Services, Inc. 2005–2007
Adjunct Professor: Sisseton-Wahpeton Community College 2003–2005

 

 


 

General Research Interests

  • Ethnobotany and Economic Botany

  • Native Crop Production

  • Native Seed Research

 

Research Emphases

  • Native American Ethnobotany

  • Native Plant Research

  • Natural Products Research

 

Selected Publication

  • Bussmann, R.W., G. Malca, A. Glenn, D. Sharon, G. Chait, D. Díaz, K. Pourmand, B. Jonat, S. Somogy, G. Guardado, C. Aguirre, A. Kuhlman, K. Meyer, A. Townesmith, J. Effio-Carbajal, F. Frías-Fernandez, and M. Benito. (In press.) Minimum inhibitory concentration of medicinal plants used in Northern Peru as antibacterial remedies. J Ethnopharmacology.
  • Bussmann, R.W., A. Glenn, A. Kuhlman, K. Meyer, and A. Townesmith. 2010. Herbal mixtures in traditional medicine in Northern Peru. J Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 6(10).
  • Bussmann, R.W., D. Sharon, D. Diaz, R. Cardenas, G. Chait, M. Castro, S. Regalado, C.R. Del Toro, G. Malca, A.F. Perez, A. Glenn, K. Meyer, A. Rothrock, and A. Townesmith. 2009. Antibacterial activity of medicinal plant species in Northern Peru. Arnaldoa 16(1):93–103.
  • Bussmann, R.W., D. Sharon, M. Castro, R. Cardenas, G. Chait, S. Regalado, C.R. Del Toro, G. Malca, A.F. Perez, A. Glenn, K. Meyer, A. Rothrock, and A. Townesmith. 2009. Phyto-Chemical Analysis of Peruvian Medicinal Plants. Arnaldoa 16(1):105–110.
  • Stahnke A., M. Hayes, K.Meyer, K. Witt, J. Weideman, A.P. Fernando, R. Burrows, and R.N. Reese. 2008. Prairie turnip Pediomelum esculentum (Pursh) Rydb. historical and modern use, propagation, and management of a new crop. Native Plants Journal, Volume 9, Number 1, Spring 2008, pp. 46–58.

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