Ashley Glenn


Research Specialist

William L. Brown Center
Missouri Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 299
St. Louis, MO 63166-0299 USA

Office: (314)-577-0253
Fax: (314) 577-0800
email: ashley.glenn@mobot.org


Education

B.S. in Botany, Colorado State University, 2004

Curriculum vitae 

General Research Interests

Ethnobotany/Economic Botany
Medicinal Plant Conservation
Community Gardens
Science Communication
Food Traditions

Current Projects

St. Louis Bosnian Ethnobotany
Coordinating Sacred Seeds sanctuaries
Science communication through lectures, press, and video

Field Experience

Botanical collections in coastal, Andean, and Amazonian Peru, Costa Rica, South Dakota, North Dakota, Colorado, Missouri, and Illinois
Market exploration in Peru
Permaculture study in Missouri and Costa Rica
Garden and curriculum consultation on the ground in New Zealand, Australia, US, and Peru

Publications

Bussmann, R.W., Glenn, A. (2011). Traditional medicinal plants used in Northern Peru for kidney problems and urinary infections. Arnaldoa 18(2).Bussmann, R.W., Glenn, A. (2011). Mending the heart. Plants used in Peruvian ethnomedicine for heart disease, blood pressure irregularities and cholesterol control. Arnaldoa 18(1).

Bussmann, R.W., Glenn, A. (2011). Traditional knowledge for modern ailments – plants used for the treatment of diabetes and cancer in Northern Peru. Journal of Medicinal Plant Research 5(31), 6916-6930.

Bussmann, R.W., Malca, G., Glenn, A., Sharon, D., Nilsen, B., Parris, B., Dubose, D., Ruiz, D., Saleda, J., Martinez, M., Carillo, L., Walker, K., Kuhlman, A., Townesmith, A. (2011). Toxicity of medicinal plants used in Northern Peru. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 137: 121-140.

Bussmann, R.W., Glenn, A. (2011). Fighting infections – medicinal plants used in Northern Peru for the treatment of bacterial and fungal infections and inflammation symptoms. Journal of Medicinal Plant Research 5(8):1297-1304.

Bussmann, R.W., Glenn, A. (2011). Fighting pain. Traditional Peruvian remedies for the treatment of Asthma, Rheumatism, Arthritis and sore bones. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge: 10(3) 397-412.

Bussmann, R.W., Glenn, A., Sharon, D., Chait, G., Díaz, D., Pourmand, K., Jonat, B., Somogy, S., Guardado, G., Aguirre, C., Meyer, K., Rothrock, A., Townesmith, A. (2011). Antibacterial activity of Northern Peruvian medicinal plants. Ethnobotany Research and Application 9: 67-96.

Bussmann, R.W., & Glenn, A. (2011). Medicinal Plants used in Northern Peru for the treatment of bacterial and fungal infections and inflammation symptoms.Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 5(8), pp. 1297-1304.

Bussmann, R.W., Glenn, A., Sharon, D., Chait, G., Diaz, D., Pourmand, K., Jonat, B., Somogy, S., Guardado, G., Aguirre, C., Chan, R., Meyer, K., Rothrock, A., Townesmith, A. (2011). Proving that Traditional Knowledge works: the antibacterial activity of Northern Peruvian medicinal plants. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 9: 067-096.

Bussmann, R.W., Glenn, A. (2010). Plants used for the treatment of gastro-intestinal ailments in Northern Peruvian ethnomedicine. Arnaldoa 17(2), 255-270.

Bussmann, R.W., Glenn, A. (2010). Peruvian medicinal plants for the treatment of liver and gallbladder ailments. Arnaldoa 17(2), 243-253.

Bussmann, R.W., Glenn, A. (2010). Traditional Peruvian medicine for the treatment of respiratory disorders. Revista Peruana de Biologia 17(2): 331-346.

Bussmann, R.W., Glenn, A., Sharon, D. (2010). Antibacterial activity of medicinal plants of Northern Peru – can traditional applications provide leads for modern science? Indian Journal of Traditional Medicine 9(4): 742-753.

Bussmann, R.W., Glenn, A., & Sharon, D. (2010). Healing the body and soul: Traditional remedies for “magical” ailments, nervous system and psychosomatic disorders in Northern Peru. African Journal of Pharmacy and PharmacologyVol. 4(9). pp. 580-629.

Bussmann, R.W., Glenn, A. (2010). Traditional Peruvian medicine for the treatment of respiratory disorders. Revista Peruana de Biologia 17(2): 331-346.

Bussmann, R.W., Glenn, A. (2010). Medicinal plants used in Northern Peru for reproductive problems and female health. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 6(30).

Bussmann, R.W., Malca-Garcia, G., Glenn, A., Sharon, D., Chait, G., Diaz, D., Pourmand, K., Jonat, B., Somogy, S., Guardado, G., Aguirre, C., Chan, R., Meyer, K., Kuhlman, A., Townesmith, A., Effio-Carbajal, J., Frias-Fernandez, F., Benito, M. (2010). Minimum inhibitory concentrations of medicinal plants used in Northern Peru as antibacterial remedies. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 132 101–108.

Bussmann, R.W., Gruhn, J., Glenn, A. (2010). Axinaea fernando-cabiesii and A. reginae spp. nov.(Melastomataceae) from upper Amazonia of Peru, with notes on the conservation status of A. flava. Nordic Journal of Botany 28: 518-522.
Bussmann, R.W., Glenn, A. (2010). Cooling the heat - Traditional remedies for malaria and fever in Northern Peru. Ethnobotany Research and Application 8, 125-134.

Bussmann, R.W., Glenn, A., Meyer, K., Rothrock, A., Townesmith, A. (2010). Herbal mixtures in traditional medicine in Northern Peru. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 6(10).

Bussmann, R.W., Sharon, D., Diaz, D., Cardenas, R., Chait, G., Castro, M., Regalado, S., Del Toro C., R., Malca G., G., Perez A, F., Glenn, A. (2009). Antibacterial activity of medicinal plant species in Northern Peru. Arnaldoa 16(1), 93-103.
Bussmann, R.W., Sharon, D., Castro, M., Cardenas, R., Chait, G., Regalado, S., Del Toro C., R., Malca G., G., Perez A, F., Glenn, A. (2009). Phyto-Chemical Analysis of Peruvian Medicinal Plants. Arnaldoa 16(1), 105-110.

Bussmann, R.W., Téllez, C., Glenn, A. (2009). Plukenetia huayllabambana(Euphorbiaceae) – a new useful species from the Upper Amazon of Peru Nordic Journal of Botany 27: 313-315.
Staff

Curators
Rainer Willi Bussmann
Jan Salick
Armand Randrianasolo
Wendy Applequist
Robbie Hart

Research Specialists
Tefy H. Andriamihajarivo
Miandry Fagnarena
Ashley Glenn
Jessie Griffard
Fortunat Rakotoarivony
Nivo H. Rakotoarivelo
Tabita Randrianarivony
Lucien Rasoaviety
Aina Razanatsima
Andrew Townesmith

Research Assistants
Taryn Pelch

Research Associates
Trish Flaster
Sarah K. Khan
Will McClatchey
Betty Millan Salazar
Narel Paniangua
Douglas Sharon
Carolina Tellez
Will Tuladhar-Douglas
Ina Vandebroek
Carlos Vega
Karen Meyer Walker