Dr. Nigel Smith – Emeritus
Phone: (352) 294-7511
Areas of Specialization
- Survey of under-valued plants of the Amazon floodplain with market potential
- Policy issues surrounding the linkages between biodiversity and agriculture
- Management of plant resources by small-scale farmers in the humid tropics
- PhD — University of California at Berkeley, 1976
- MA — University of California at Berkeley, 1973
- BA — University of California at Berkeley, 1971
- GEO 3315 Geography of Crop Plants GEO 3427 Plants, Health, & Spirituality (honors seminar) GEA 4465 Amazonia GEA 6466 Seminar on Amazonia
Career Awards and Research Grants
- Fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation and the Linnean Society of London. P.I. or P.I. on grants from the Moore Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, and the National Geographic Society.
- 2002. Amazon Sweet Sea: Land, Life, and Water at the River’s Mouth. University of Texas Press, Austin, 281 pp.
- 2006. Hijos de la Lluvia/Children of the Rain. Maderera Bozovich/Wust Ediciones, Lima, 163 pp., (W. Wust and N. Smith).
- 2007. Amazon River Fruits: Flavors for Conservation. Amazon Conservation Association (ACA)/Missouri Botanical Garden Press, Lima, 272 pp. (N. Smith, R. Vásquez, and W. Wust; also published in Spanish).
- 2007. Palms: Sentinels for Amazon Conservation. Amazon Conservation Association (ACA)/Missouri Botanical Garden Press, Lima, 356 pp. (M. Goulding and N. Smith; also published in Spanish and Portuguese).
- Completed publication list with PDF download
Graduate Students Currently Supervised
- Mario Mighty Ph.D. (Fall 2010)
- Tyler Rundel Ph.D. (Fall 2011)