Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Piperno, Dolores R.
Location Smithsonian Institution
Primary Field Anthropology
Secondary Field Human Environmental Sciences
 Election Citation
Piperno pioneered in the discovery of the origins of tropical agriculture, showing that the humid tropics were crucial centers of early, independent plant domestication. She developed and refined methods and concepts in phytolith, starch grain, and pollen analysis and applied them to study plant evolution and environmental history in the Neotropics and Asia.
 Research Interests
Developmental Plasticity and Crop Plant Evolution Prehistoric Human Influences on Amazonian Forests Prehistoric Diets, Agriculture, and Phytolith and Starch Grain Analysis.

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