Alex McAlvay is the Kate E. Tode Assistant Curator in the Institute of Economic Botany at New York Botanical Garden. He is also a board member for the Herbal Anthropology project and Associate Editor for the Journal of Ethnobiology. His research focuses on the reciprocal impacts of humans and their environments, especially traditional plant management, agrobiodiversity, and domestication. His current projects combine ethnographic interviews, ecology, genomics, and GIS to investigate these issues in Indigenous communities in Mexico, Canada, and Ethiopia. He plans to carry out LICCI crop diversity protocols in Ethiopia as soon as conditions allow for it.