Expert Details

Nancy Turner

Contact Information

Nancy Turner
Phone Number:(250) 721-6124
Languages: English
School of Environmental Studies

Research Information

Research Description

Ethnobotany of Indigenous Peoples, particularly in northwestern North America
Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Traditional Land and Resource Management Systems Environmental Studies and Education
Forestry Issues
Economic Botany
Traditional Food Plants and Nutrition
Toxic Plants; Traditional Herbal Medicines and Pharmacology
Folk Classification
New Crop Development
Traditional Technologies and Plant Materials Plants in Traditional Narrative and Ceremony and Ritual

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Dr. Turner's Faces of UVic Research video:

Interdisciplinary Research

Much of my work is interdisciplinary in nature, particularly between Environmental Studies, Geography, Biology, Archaeology, Law and Health Sciences.

Health Related Research

Nutrition and health of First Nations.

Research Keywords

Community Interaction

Community Projects

Local First Nations use of plant resources, both historical and contemporary.

UVic Speakers Bureau

Turner takes part in the UVic Speakers Bureau.
More information about the Speakers Bureau can be found here.

Professional development
Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
Graduate Students' Society

Program information