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  1. Research

    Swiss ethnoveterinary knowledge on medicinal plants – a within-country comparison of Italian speaking regions with north-western German speaking regions

    Ethnoveterinary knowledge in Europe may play an important role as a basis for sustainable treatment options for livestock. Aims of our study were (a) to compare the ethnoveterinary practices of two culturally ...

    Maria Mayer, Mirjam Zbinden, Christan R. Vogl, Silvia Ivemeyer, Beat Meier, Michele Amorena, Ariane Maeschli, Matthias Hamburger and Michael Walkenhorst

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:1

    Published on: 3 January 2017

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    Traditional Mapuche ecological knowledge in Patagonia, Argentina: fishes and other living beings inhabiting continental waters, as a reflection of processes of change

    Understanding how people interpret environmental change and develop practices in response to such change is essential to comprehend human resource use. In the cosmology of the American indigenous peoples, as a...

    Juana Aigo and Ana Ladio

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:56

    Published on: 7 December 2016

  3. Research

    Ethnobotanical survey of cosmetic plants used in Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia)

    Cosmetic plants and their uses have often been neglected in ethnobotanical surveys which focus mainly on plants with medicinal or food uses. Thus, this survey was carried out to specifically investigate cosmet...

    Xénia Jost, Jean-Luc Ansel, Gaël Lecellier, Phila Raharivelomanana and Jean-François Butaud

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:55

    Published on: 29 November 2016

  4. Research

    Ethnoagroforestry: integration of biocultural diversity for food sovereignty in Mexico

    Documenting the spectrum of ecosystem management, the roles of forestry and agricultural biodiversity, TEK, and human culture for food sovereignty, are all priority challenges for contemporary science and soci...

    Ana Isabel Moreno-Calles, Alejandro Casas, Alexis Daniela Rivero-Romero, Yessica Angélica Romero-Bautista, Selene Rangel-Landa, Roberto Alexander Fisher-Ortíz, Fernando Alvarado-Ramos, Mariana Vallejo-Ramos and Dídac Santos-Fita

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:54

    Published on: 23 November 2016

  5. Research

    Ethno-medicinal survey of important plants practiced by indigenous community at Ladha subdivision, South Waziristan agency, Pakistan

    Medicinal flora plays a vital role in treating various types of ailments in living beings. The present study was planned to investigate and document systematically the indigenous knowledge in a scientifically ...

    Muhammad Abdul Aziz, Muhammad Adnan, Amir Hasan Khan, Atiq Ur Rehman, Rahmatullah Jan and Jafar Khan

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:53

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  6. Research

    Influence of ethnic traditional cultures on genetic diversity of rice landraces under on-farm conservation in southwest China

    Crop genetic resources are important components of biodiversity. However, with the large-scale promotion of mono-cropping, genetic diversity has largely been lost. Ex-situ conservation approaches were widely used...

    Yanjie Wang, Yanli Wang, Xiaodong Sun, Zhuoma Caiji, Jingbiao Yang, Di Cui, Guilan Cao, Xiaoding Ma, Bing Han, Dayuan Xue and Longzhi Han

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:51

    Published on: 27 October 2016

  7. Research

    Riverine fishers’ knowledge of extreme climatic events in the Brazilian Amazonia

    Climate change is altering climate patterns, mainly increasing the frequency and intensity of extreme events with potentially serious impacts on natural resources and the people that use them. Adapting to such...

    Ana Isabel Camacho Guerreiro, Richard J. Ladle and Vandick da Silva Batista

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:50

    Published on: 26 October 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:22

  8. Research

    Wild food plants and minor crops in the Ripollès district (Catalonia, Iberian Peninsula): potentialities for developing a local production, consumption and exchange program

    Wild food plants (WFP) have always been consumed by humans, first as the main basis of their food and, since the origins of agriculture, as ingredients of normal diets or as an alternative during situations of...

    Montse Rigat, Airy Gras, Ugo D’Ambrosio, Teresa Garnatje, Montse Parada and Joan Vallès

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:49

    Published on: 20 October 2016

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    Folk knowledge of invertebrates in Central Europe - folk taxonomy, nomenclature, medicinal and other uses, folklore, and nature conservation

    There is scarce information about European folk knowledge of wild invertebrate fauna. We have documented such folk knowledge in three regions, in Romania, Slovakia and Croatia. We provide a list of folk taxa, ...

    Viktor Ulicsni, Ingvar Svanberg and Zsolt Molnár

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:47

    Published on: 11 October 2016

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    Children as ethnobotanists: methods and local impact of a participatory research project with children on wild plant gathering in the Grosses Walsertal Biosphere Reserve, Austria

    Ethically sound research in applied ethnobiology should benefit local communities by giving them full access to research processes and results. Participatory research may ensure such access, but there has been...

    Susanne Grasser, Christoph Schunko and Christian R. Vogl

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:46

    Published on: 10 October 2016

  11. Research

    Health seeking behavior and use of medicinal plants among the Hamer ethnic group, South Omo zone, southwestern Ethiopia

    Health seeking behavior of people around the globe is affected by different socio-cultural and economic factors. In Ethiopia, people living in rural areas in particular, are noted for their use of medicinal pl...

    Biniam Paulos, Teferi Gedif Fenta, Daniel Bisrat and Kaleab Asres

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:44

    Published on: 6 October 2016

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    A comparative ethnobotany of Khevsureti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Tusheti, Svaneti, and Racha-Lechkhumi, Republic of Georgia (Sakartvelo), Caucasus

    The Republic of Georgia (Sakartvelo in Georgian language) is part of the Caucasus biodiversity hotspot, and human agricultural plant use dates bat at least 6000 years. However, little ethnobiological research ...

    Rainer W. Bussmann, Narel Y. Paniagua Zambrana, Shalva Sikharulidze, Zaal Kikvidze, David Kikodze, David Tchelidze, Manana Khutsishvili, Ketevan Batsatsashvili and Robbie E. Hart

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:43

    Published on: 21 September 2016

  13. Research

    Plants from disturbed savannah vegetation and their usage by Bakongo tribes in Uíge, Northern Angola

    This study represents the first in-depth ethnobotanical study in the province of Uíge in northern Angola and documents the traditional knowledge of the Bakongo people living in the area. Due to deforestation a...

    Anne Göhre, Álvaro Bruno Toto-Nienguesse, Macaia Futuro, Christoph Neinhuis and Thea Lautenschläger

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:42

    Published on: 20 September 2016

  14. Research

    Local knowledge held by farmers in Eastern Tyrol (Austria) about the use of plants to maintain and improve animal health and welfare

    The sustainable management of animal health and welfare is of increasing importance to consumers and a key topic in the organic farming movement. Few systematic studies have been undertaken investigating farme...

    Christian R. Vogl, Brigitte Vogl-Lukasser and Michael Walkenhorst

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:40

    Published on: 12 September 2016

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    Ethnobotany of the Balti community, Tormik valley, Karakorum range, Baltistan, Pakistan

    Limited health facilities and malnutrition are major problems in the Karakorum Range of Northern Pakistan, often resulting in various human disorders. Since centuries, however, local communities in these areas...

    Zaheer Abbas, Shujaul Mulk Khan, Arshad Mehmood Abbasi, Andrea Pieroni, Zahid Ullah, Muhammad Iqbal and Zeeshan Ahmad

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:38

    Published on: 9 September 2016

  16. Research

    Fern rhizomes as fodder in Norway

    Although ferns are often known under collective names in Norway, e.g. blom, a substantial number of vernacular names for individual fern species are known, in particular for useful or poisonous taxa. In the past,...

    Torbjørn Alm

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:37

    Published on: 6 September 2016

  17. Review

    Therapeutic and prophylactic uses of invertebrates in contemporary Spanish ethnoveterinary medicine

    Zootherapeutic practices in ethnoveterinary medicine are important in many socio-cultural environments around the world, particularly in developing countries, and they have recently started to be inventoried a...

    José Antonio González, Francisco Amich, Salvador Postigo-Mota and José Ramón Vallejo

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:36

    Published on: 5 September 2016

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    Traditional knowledge and use of wild mushrooms by Mixtecs or Ñuu savi, the people of the rain, from Southeastern Mexico

    Mexico is an important global reservoir of biological and cultural richness and traditional knowledge of wild mushrooms. However, there is a high risk of loss of this knowledge due to the erosion of traditiona...

    Faustino Hernández Santiago, Jesús Pérez Moreno, Beatriz Xoconostle Cázares, Juan José Almaraz Suárez, Enrique Ojeda Trejo, Gerardo Mata Montes de Oca and Irma Díaz Aguilar

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:35

    Published on: 5 September 2016

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