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Future directions in polar limnology

Johanna Laybourn-Parry and Warwick F. Vincent

in Polar Lakes and Rivers: Limnology of Arctic and Antarctic Aquatic Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199213887
eISBN:
9780191707506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213887.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Aquatic Biology

This concluding chapter identifies some of the emerging concepts and technologies that will drive future advances in polar limnology. These include the increased awareness of climate and related ... More


Biodiversity: The Third But Ignored Paradigm of the Trade Regime

Srividhya Ragavan

in Patent and Trade Disparities in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199840670
eISBN:
9780199949786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199840670.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter studies the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which is responsible for creating an international framework that allows for the beneficial conservation and exploitation of ... More


Local Knowledge

Vanessa Heggie

in Higher and Colder: A History of Extreme Physiology and Exploration

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226650883
eISBN:
9780226650913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226650913.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the encounter between non-Western and Western knowledge in extreme environments, particularly focusing on technologies of survival; it makes the case for expanding our ... More


From Plants to Pharmaceuticals

Abena Dove Osseo-Asare

in Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085524
eISBN:
9780226086163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226086163.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Bitter Roots introduces an innovative new way to think about drug discovery from plants within a transnational perspective. It historicizes the process of drug discovery for each plant in a ... More


God’s Medicine Chest

Robert A. Voeks

in The Ethnobotany of Eden: Rethinking the Jungle Medicine Narrative

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226547718
eISBN:
9780226547855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226547855.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The tropical forests of Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas have long constituted more myth and metaphor than reality in the minds of Westerners. Among these, none has proved more compelling in ... More


Governance of the Research and Development Sector for Biotechnology:: Intellectual Property Rights and Bioprospecting

Mare Sarr and Timothy Swanson

in Reflexive Governance for Global Public Goods

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017244
eISBN:
9780262301213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017244.003.0113
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the role of intellectual property rights and bioprospecting in the governance of research and development (R&D) for biotechnology. It analyzes the bioprospecting industry and ... More


Questioning the Bifurcations in Global Health Discourses

Anne Pollock

in Synthesizing Hope: Matter, Knowledge, and Place in South African Drug Discovery

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226629049
eISBN:
9780226629216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629216.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores what makes iThemba Pharmaceuticals’s mission of finding new drugs for TB, HIV, and malaria in South Africa distinctive. The chapter contrasts iThemba’s approach with that of the ... More


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