Andrea Pieroni

University of Gastronomic Sciences, Italy


Andrea Pieroni trained in pharmaceutical/medical botany at the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, earning his Doctorate degree in life sciences from the University of Bonn, Bonn, in Germany. He has worked as a Research Assistant at the University of London, London, UK (2000-2003), and as a Tenured Lecturer and, later, as Senior Lecturer at the School of Life Sciences at the University of Bradford in northern England (2003 to 2009). Since January 2009, he has been an Associate Professor (habilitated in 2012 as Full Professor) of food biodiversity sciences, ethnobotany, and ethnobiology (subject area environmental and applied botany) at the University of Gastronomic Sciences ( located in Pollenzo, NW Italy. He served as the Vice-President and President of the International Society of Ethnobiology (2008-2010), is the Founder and Chief Editor of the Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine (, and sits on the boards of diverse ethnoscientific peer-reviewed journals. His research lines concern the dynamics along space and time of folk ethnobiological knowledge systems, and especially the folk categorization, perceptions, and uses of wild food plants, traditional fermented plant foods, food-medicines, and domestic herbal remedies within ethnic and religious minorities in the Balkans, the Mediterranean, the Alps, and the Middle East, as well as within migrant communities in Western Europe. He authored more than hundred scientific contributions in international peer-reviewed journals and edited books.

Biography Updated on 12 August 2015

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