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Dr Rachel Kaleta first trained as an ecologist, and went on to gain a Masters and PhD in Ethnobiology at the University of Kent, Canterbury.  Her research has focused on the sustainability and resilience of socio-ecological systems.

She has conducted research on medicinal plant use by snake charmers in India, wild resource use in Morocco, and local food systems in the UK.

Rachel’s current research is on market gardening in the Tamar Valley. Rachel is a lecturer in Ecology and Ethnobotany at Eden Project Learning.