Ethnobotanical Research in the Digital Age: Harnessing Technology for Data Collection and Analysis
Ethnobotanical research has been transformed by the digital age, as technology offers innovative tools to collect, manage, and analyze data. This review delves into the advancements in digital ethnobotanical research, including the development of databases, mobile applications, social media, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, big data analytics, and machine learning. It also discusses the challenges and ethical considerations that arise with the use of technology in ethnobotanical research. By embracing these technological advancements responsibly, researchers can enhance the scope, efficiency, and cultural sensitivity of ethnobotanical investigations.
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