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Jackson Street Building, Room 125

Dr. David N. Cozzo is an ethnobotanist, Director Emeritus of the Revitalization of Traditional Cherokee Artisan Resources program in Cherokee NC, and former Cooperative extension Agent for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Dr. Cozzo received his PhD from UGA. His dissertation is a reconstruction of the Cherokee botanical knowledge system, encompassing over 800 plants native to the Southeast and Southern Appalachia. He worked extensively in the plant specimen collection at the Smithsonian Institute and has worked to make Native people working at the front lines of conservation visible and to expand public knowledge about native plants and indigenous knowledge systems.

Dr. Cozzo will be speaking on the keystone species Arundinaria gigantea - or River Cane, the native "bamboo" species of the Southeastern United States. River Cane has been a crucial species for Southeast Native American communities for thousands of years. The College of Environmental design and the Institute of Native American Studies are happy to welcome David Cozzo to UGA.

David Cozzo will be presenting on the Revitalization of Traditional Cherokee Artisan Resources as a part of the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program Fall Seminar Series co-sponsored by the institute of Native American Studies.

Learn more about RTCAR and Dr. Cozzo here and here.

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