Dr. Kelly Kindscher

Associate Scientist, Kansas Biological Survey
Courtesy Associate Professor, Environmental Studies Program
Courtesy Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Email: kindscher@ku.edu
Phone: 785-864-159
Office: 135 Higuchi Hall, University of Kansas

Research Interest

Ethnobotany is the science of studying cultural use of plant materials. Current research efforts are focused on use of native medicinal plants, especially a new effort of collecting native plants for chemistry testing and use in natural products. Other areas of study include the harvest, use and conservation status of Echinacea, the purple coneflower, and a student project related to the Yucatan.

Course developed for this project

Recent Publications

Gehring, R. and K. Kindscher. 2010. “The Medicinal Use of Native North American Plants in Domestic Animals.”
    In Ethnoveterinary Botanical Medicine: Herbal Medicines for Animal Health. R. D. Katerere and D.
    Luseba, editors. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.

Debinski, D., H. Wickham, K. Kindscher, J. Caruthers, and M. Germino. 2010. “Montane Meadow Change During

    Drought Varies with Background Hydrologic Regime and Plant Functional Group.” Ecology 91:1672-81.

Kindscher, K., Q. Long, and H. Loring. 2010. ”Wetlands Along the Gila River in Southwestern New Mexico”. Natural History of the     Gila Symposium, New Mexico Botanist, special issue 2: 116-121. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.

Felger R. & K. Kindscher. 2010. “Trees of the Gila Forest Region, New Mexico”. Natural History of the Gila

    Symposium, New Mexico Botanist, special issue 2: 38-66. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.

Worster, D., E. Schultz, K. Kindscher, E. Robinson, and K. Gerstner. 2008. The Nature of Kansas Lands. University Press of             Kansas.

Kindscher, K., D.M. Price, and L. Castle. 2008. Re-sprouting of Echinacea angustifolia augments sustainability of wild medicinal         plant populations. Economic Botany 62: 1-9.

Price, D. H. and K. Kindscher. 2007. One hundred years of Echinacea angustifolia harvest in the Smoky Hills of Kansas, USA.         Economic Botany 61: 86-95.

Long, Q. and K. Kindscher. 2007. A comparison of the influence of disturbance regimes on native forbs (Kansas).

    Ecological Restoration 25: 129-30.

Nabhan, G. and K. Kindscher 2006. “Renewing the Native Food Traditions of Bison Nation.” Renewing America’s

    Food Traditions Consortium. Flagstaff, AZ. 8 pp.

Kindscher, K. 2006. “Forward” to A Taste of Heritage—Crow Indian Recipes and Herbal Medicines, by Alma

    Snell. University of Nebraska Press, edited by Lisa Castle.