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  1. Research

    Sharing fishers´ ethnoecological knowledge of the European pilchard (Sardina pilchardus) in the westernmost fishing community in Europe

    With the present difficulties in the conservation of sardines in the North Atlantic, it is important to investigate the local ecological knowledge (LEK) of fishermen about the biology and ecology of these fish...

    Heitor de Oliveira Braga, Miguel Ângelo Pardal and Ulisses Miranda Azeiteiro

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:52

    Published on: 14 September 2017

  2. Research

    More fishers and fewer martens due to cumulative effects of forest management and climate change as evidenced from local knowledge

    Monitoring of fur-bearing species populations is relatively rare due to their low densities. In addition to catch data, trappers’ experience provides information on the ecology and status of the harvested spec...

    Pauline Suffice, Hugo Asselin, Louis Imbeau, Marianne Cheveau and Pierre Drapeau

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:51

    Published on: 7 September 2017

  3. Research

    Ethnobotanical survey of wild food plants traditionally collected and consumed in the Middle Agri Valley (Basilicata region, southern Italy)

    This research was carried out in a scarcely populated area of the Middle Agri Valley (Basilicata region, southern Italy). The aim of the study was to record local knowledge on the traditional uses of wild food...

    Sabrina Sansanelli, Maura Ferri, Mirko Salinitro and Annalisa Tassoni

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:50

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  4. Research

    Ethnomedicinal plants used by local inhabitants of Jakholi block, Rudraprayag district, western Himalaya, India

    Ethnomedicinal knowledge of the Indian Himalayas is very interesting because of the wide range of medicinal plants used in traditional medical practice. However, there is a danger of knowledge being lost becau...

    Ankit Singh, Mohan C. Nautiyal, Ripu M. Kunwar and Rainer W. Bussmann

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:49

    Published on: 24 August 2017

  5. Research

    Habits and customs of crab catchers in southern Bahia, Brazil

    Brazilian mangrove forests are widely distributed along the coast and exploited by groups of people with customs and habits as diverse as the biology of the mangrove ecosystems. This study identifies different...

    Angélica M. S. Firmo, Mônica M. P. Tognella, Gabrielle D. Tenório, Raynner R. D. Barboza and Rômulo R. N. Alves

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:46

    Published on: 23 August 2017

  6. Review

    The therapeutic use of the dog in Spain: a review from a historical and cross-cultural perspective of a change in the human-dog relationship

    In Spain, studies about traditional knowledge related to biodiversity have focused on vascular plants. For this reason, our review concentrates on the identification and inventory of zootherapeutic resources, ...

    José Ramón Vallejo, Dídac Santos-Fita and José Antonio González

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:47

    Published on: 23 August 2017

  7. Research

    Medicinal and commercial uses of ostrich products in Tanzania

    Traditional communities have been utilizing animal products for numerous purposes and have for a long time contributed to the accumulation of world knowledge. Local people in Tanzania and elsewhere in Africa, ...

    Flora Magige and Eivin Røskaft

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:48

    Published on: 23 August 2017

  8. Research

    Patient-centered boundary mechanisms to foster intercultural partnerships in health care: a case study in Guatemala

    Up to one half of the population in Africa, Asia and Latin America has little access to high-quality biomedical services and relies on traditional health systems. Medical pluralism is thus in many developing c...

    Martin Hitziger, Mónica Berger Gonzalez, Eduardo Gharzouzi, Daniela Ochaíta Santizo, Regina Solis Miranda, Andrea Isabel Aguilar Ferro, Ana Vides-Porras, Michael Heinrich, Peter Edwards and Pius Krütli

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:44

    Published on: 8 August 2017

  9. Research

    Cognition, culture and utility: plant classification by Paraguayan immigrant farmers in Misiones, Argentina

    This study was conducted in three rural communities of small farmers of Paraguayan origin living in the province of Misiones, Argentina. These Criollos (Mestizos) hail chiefly from departments located in the east...

    Monika Kujawska, N. David Jiménez-Escobar, Justin M. Nolan and Daniel Arias-Mutis

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:42

    Published on: 25 July 2017

  10. Research

    Ethnomedicinal and cultural practices of mammals and birds in the vicinity of river Chenab, Punjab-Pakistan

    Although, use of animal species in disease treatment and culture practices is as ancient as that of plant species; however ethnomedicinal uses and cultural values of animal species have rarely been reported. P...

    Muhammad Altaf, Arshad Javid, Muhammad Umair, Khalid Javed Iqbal, Zahid Rasheed and Arshad Mehmood Abbasi

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:41

    Published on: 12 July 2017

  11. Research

    Plants as highly diverse sources of construction wood, handicrafts and fibre in the Heihe valley (Qinling Mountains, Shaanxi, China): the importance of minor forest products

    Chinese rural communities living among species-rich forests have little documentation on species used to make handicrafts and construction materials originating from the surrounding vegetation. Our research ai...

    Jin Kang, Yongxiang Kang, Jing Feng, Mengying Liu, Xiaolian Ji, Dengwu Li, Kinga Stawarczyk and Łukasz Łuczaj

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:38

    Published on: 30 June 2017

  12. Research

    Ethnozoological study of animals based medicine used by traditional healers and indigenous inhabitants in the adjoining areas of Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam, India

    India has an immense faunal, floral, as well as cultural diversity with many ethnic communities who are primarily dependent on the traditional medicinal system for their primary health care. Documentation and ...

    Manash Pratim Borah and Surya Bali Prasad

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:39

    Published on: 30 June 2017

  13. Research

    Utilization and farmers’ knowledge on pigeonpea diversity in Benin, West Africa

    Understanding factors driving farmers’ uses of crop genetic resources is a key component not only to design appropriate conservation strategies but also to promote sustainable production. However, in Benin, li...

    Mathieu Anatole Tele Ayenan, Agyemang Danquah, Léonard Essehou Ahoton and Kwadwo Ofori

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:37

    Published on: 20 June 2017

  14. Review

    Truffle renaissance in Poland – history, present and prospects

    The use of truffles in Poland has a long tradition, yet due to some historical aspects, this knowledge was lost. Currently, truffles and truffle orchards are again receiving attention, and thanks to, e.g., his...

    Aleksandra Rosa-Gruszecka, Dorota Hilszczańska, Wojciech Gil and Bogusław Kosel

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:36

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  15. Research

    The use of birds as pets in Mexico

    The use of birds as pets has been a historical tradition in Mexico since prehispanic times. It has survived through bird traders, called pajareros, which is a local name given to the trade (derived from pájaro, t...

    Blanca Roldán-Clarà, Víctor M. Toledo and Ileana Espejel

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:35

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  16. Research

    Semiarid ethnoagroforestry management: Tajos in the Sierra Gorda, Guanajuato, Mexico

    The semi-arid environments harbor nearly 40% of biodiversity, and half of indigenous cultures of Mexico. Thousands of communities settled in these areas depend on agriculture and using wild biodiversity for th...

    Vincent M. Hoogesteger van Dijk, Alejandro Casas and Ana Isabel Moreno-Calles

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:34

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  17. Research

    Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used as insects repellents in six malaria endemic localities of Cameroon

    The combined efforts to combat outdoor/indoor transmission of malaria parasites are hampered by the emerging vector resistance in a wide variety of malaria-endemic settings of Africa and the rest of the world,...

    Roger Ducos Fokouo Youmsi, Patrick Valère Tsouh Fokou, Elisabeth Zeuko’o Menkem, Issakou Bakarnga-Via, Rodrigue Keumoe, Victor Nana and Fabrice Fekam Boyom

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:33

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  18. Research

    Using Ellenberg-Pignatti values to estimate habitat preferences of wild food and medicinal plants: an example from northeastern Istria (Croatia)

    The paper presents the first ethnobotanical application of Ellenberg indicator values, which are widely used in European plant ecology. The aim of the study was to find out if Ellenberg values (indicating habi...

    Ivana Vitasović Kosić, Josip Juračak and Łukasz Łuczaj

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:31

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  19. Research

    The use of Local Ecological Knowledge as a complementary approach to understand the temporal and spatial patterns of fishery resources distribution

    Acquiring fast and accurate information on ecological patterns of fishery resources is a basic first step for their management. However, some countries may lack the technical and/or the financial means to unde...

    Mauro Sergio Pinheiro LIMA, Jorge Eduardo LINS OLIVEIRA, Marcelo Francisco de NÓBREGA and Priscila Fabiana Macedo LOPES

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:30

    Published on: 1 June 2017

  20. Research

    Agrobiodiversity and in situ conservation in ethnic minority communities of Xishuangbanna in Yunnan Province, Southwest China

    Xishuangbanna of Yunnan Province, southwest of China belongs to a global biodiversity and cultural hotspot. Agrobiodiversity plays an essential role in local livelihoods and traditional culture in the region. ...

    Shicai Shen, Gaofeng Xu, Diyu Li, David Roy Clements, Fudou Zhang, Guimei Jin, Jianyong Wu, Pingfang Wei, Song Lin and Dayuan Xue

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:28

    Published on: 15 May 2017

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