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2020 OFA Recipient Ryan David HuishRyan David Huish

Associate Professor of Biology

University of Virginia's College at Wise

Ryan David Huish

Dr. Ryan David Huish is an associate professor of biology at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. With a background in botany and cultural anthropology, he is fascinated with how historic and modern peoples around the world use plants for food, medicine, art, music and metaphor. He also is interested in studying the commodification and conservation of these plants. His research interests incorporate an interdisciplinary approach to address basic and applied questions in ethnobotany, ecology and plant conservation.

Dr. Huish received a B.S. from Brigham Young University, studying botany and cultural anthropology, and a master’s and Ph.D. in plant sciences from the City University of New York and the New York Botanical Garden.

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