Alain Cuerrier is a botanist at the Montréal Botanical Garden, member-researcher at the Institut de recherche en biologie végétale (IRBV) and adjunct professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the Université de Montréal. His research deals with local and traditional nature-related knowledge. He’s forged collaborations with the Canadian Inuit as well as with the Québec Cree. Beyond the field of ethnobotany, Alain Cuerrier studies the perception of nature and climate change among the First Nations of Canada. He’s also interested in traditional Native American medicine, particularly Arctic plants and those of the boreal forest. In addition, he’s part of the Team in Aboriginal Antidiabetic Medicines of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and is vice-president of the Natural Health Product Research Society of Canada and the International Society of Ethnobiology.