Geographer Awarded Fulbright Fellowship
May 1, 2013
Geography professor Robert A. Voeks will spend the 2013-14 academic year in Mozambique on a Fulbright Fellowship, teaching ethnobotany at Eduardo Mondlane University and collaborating on field work on the ethnobotany of the Ronga people. He’ll identify the plant species known by the community and how they are collected, used and transported to distant markets.
Voeks, who joined the faculty in 1987, has a doctorate in geography from UC Berkeley. He has authored three books and scores of journal articles on ethnobotany and was awarded his first Fulbright in 1999, when he conducted ethnobotany research in Brazil.