Eric Burkhart

Program Director, Appalachian Botany and Ethnobotany, Shaver's Creek Environmental Center

Eric Burkhart

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Alkaloids Benzylisoquinolines Phenology Leaves Shrubs Antennas Hydrastis Citizen Scientists Shrub Hydrastis Canadensis Benzylisoquinoline Alkaloid Citizen Hydrastine Canadine Regulatory Approach Stakeholders Case Studies Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Panax Quinquefolius Panax Stakeholder Cites Ranunculaceae Growing Season Overstory

Most Recent Papers

The identification of mesophytic cove sites in Pennsylvania.

Calvin Norman, Eric Burkhart, Kathryn Schmidt, Ephraim Zimmerman, 2021,

Benzylisoquinoline alkaloid content in goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis L.) is influenced by phenological stage, reproductive status, and time-of-day

Grady H. Zuiderveen, Eric P. Burkhart, Joshua D. Lambert, 2021, Phytochemistry Letters on p. 61-67

Promotion of in situ Forest Farmed American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.) as a Sustainable Use Strategy: Opportunities and Challenges

Hong Liu, Eric Burkhart, Vivian Chen, Xi Wei, 2021, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Citizen scientists record novel leaf phenology of invasive shrubs in eastern U.S. forests

Erynn Maynard-Bean, Margot Kaye, Tyler Wagner, Eric P. Burkhart, 2020, Biological Invasions on p. 3325-3337

Ramps: an important forest resource and emerging forest "crop"

Eric Burkhart, 2019, Forest Leaves

Opportunities from American ginseng husbandry in Pennsylvania

Eric Burkhart, M Jacobson, 2017, on p. 16

Chapter 21, Native plants for the Pennsylvania garden

Eric Burkhart, 2016, Penn State Master Gardeners Training Manual

Slipping away? Slippery elm in the herbal marketplace - past, present and future

Eric Burkhart, 2016, Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation on p. 4

American ginseng: a threatened native plant with specialty crop potential

Eric Burkhart, 2014, Keystone Wild Notes on p. 19-22

American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.) floristic associations in Pennsylvania: Guidance for identifying calcium-rich forest farming sites

Eric Burkhart, 2013, Agroforestry Systems on p. 1157-1172

Most-Cited Papers

A case study of stakeholder perspective and experience with wild American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) conservation efforts in Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Limitations to a CITES driven, top-down regulatory approach

Eric P. Burkhart, Michael G. Jacobson, James Finley, 2012, Biodiversity and Conservation on p. 3657-3679

Citizen scientists record novel leaf phenology of invasive shrubs in eastern U.S. forests

Erynn Maynard-Bean, Margot Kaye, Tyler Wagner, Eric P. Burkhart, 2020, Biological Invasions on p. 3325-3337

Benzylisoquinoline alkaloid content in goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis L.) is influenced by phenological stage, reproductive status, and time-of-day

Grady H. Zuiderveen, Eric P. Burkhart, Joshua D. Lambert, 2021, Phytochemistry Letters on p. 61-67

Chapter 21, Native plants for the Pennsylvania garden

Eric Burkhart, 2016, Penn State Master Gardeners Training Manual

Slipping away? Slippery elm in the herbal marketplace - past, present and future

Eric Burkhart, 2016, Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation on p. 4

American ginseng: a threatened native plant with specialty crop potential

Eric Burkhart, 2014, Keystone Wild Notes on p. 19-22

Promotion of in situ Forest Farmed American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.) as a Sustainable Use Strategy: Opportunities and Challenges

Hong Liu, Eric Burkhart, Vivian Chen, Xi Wei, 2021, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.) floristic associations in Pennsylvania: Guidance for identifying calcium-rich forest farming sites

Eric Burkhart, 2013, Agroforestry Systems on p. 1157-1172

The identification of mesophytic cove sites in Pennsylvania.

Calvin Norman, Eric Burkhart, Kathryn Schmidt, Ephraim Zimmerman, 2021,

Ramps: an important forest resource and emerging forest "crop"

Eric Burkhart, 2019, Forest Leaves

News Articles Featuring Eric Burkhart

Researchers help track the growth of ginseng forest farming in Pennsylvania

There is good and bad news about ginseng collection and production in Pennsylvania, and likely much of Appalachia, according to a new study conducted by Penn State researchers.

Invasive shrubs in Northeast forests grow leaves earlier and keep them longer

The rapid pace that invasive shrubs infiltrate forests in the northeastern United States makes scientists suspect they have a consistent advantage over native shrubs, and the first region-wide study of leaf timing, conducted by Penn State researchers, supports those suspicions.

Ecology Institute announces grant recipients

The Ecology Institute has awarded 11 proposals from across the University as part of its Flower Grant program, including five projects submitted by faculty at Commonwealth Campuses.

Demand for ginseng is creating a ‘wild west’ in Appalachia

With poachers cashing in on the Chinese appetite for American ginseng, growers are arming up.

Forest farms could create market for ginseng, other herbs

A transition from wild collection of herbs to forest farming needs to occur in Appalachia to make the opaque, unstable and unjust supply chain for forest medicinal plants such as ginseng sustainable, according to a team of researchers who have studied the market for more than a decade.