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  1. 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    An ethnopharmacological evaluation of Navapind and Shahpur Virkanin district Sheikupura, Pakistan for their herbal medicines

    The chief aim of this study was to enlist the ethnobotanical uses of wild plants in district Sheikhupura, province Punjab, Pakistan. Due to extreme geographical and climatic conditions, Pakistan has a great fl...

    Maria Zahoor, Zubaida Yousaf, Tahreem Aqsa, Manahil Haroon, Nadia Saleh, Arusa Aftab, Sadia Javed, Mouzma Qadeer and Habiba Ramazan

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:27

    Published on: 8 May 2017

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    Evaluating fishermen’s conservation attitudes and local ecological knowledge of the European sardine (Sardina pilchardus), Peniche, Portugal

    European sardines are an important fishing resource in the North Atlantic. Recognized for its great commercial and economic value in southern Europe, this resource currently has low stock indices. From this pe...

    Heitor O. Braga, Ulisses M. Azeiteiro, Henrique M. F. Oliveira and Miguel A. Pardal

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:25

    Published on: 5 May 2017

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    Prioritizing fodder species based on traditional knowledge: a case study of mithun (Bos frontalis) in Dulongjiang area, Yunnan Province, Southwest China

    Livestock rearing is one of the oldest and most important types of smallholder farming worldwide. The sustainability of livestock production depends on the efficient utilization of locally available resources....

    Yanfei Geng, Guoxiong Hu, Sailesh Ranjitkar, Yuhua Wang, Dengpan Bu, Shengji Pei, Xiaokun Ou, Yang Lu, Xuelan Ma and Jianchu Xu

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:24

    Published on: 4 May 2017

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    The determinants of dietary diversity and nutrition: ethnonutrition knowledge of local people in the East Usambara Mountains, Tanzania

    Diet and nutrition-related behaviours are embedded in cultural and environmental contexts: adoption of new knowledge depends on how easily it can be integrated into existing knowledge systems. As dietary diver...

    Bronwen Powell, Rachel Bezner Kerr, Sera L. Young and Timothy Johns

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:23

    Published on: 27 April 2017

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    Fischer’s Plants in folk beliefs and customs: a previously unknown contribution to the ethnobotany of the Polish-Lithuanian-Belarusian borderland

    Historical ethnobotanical studies are useful starting points for further diachronic analysis. The aim of this contribution is to present archival data from the Polish-Lithuanian-Belarusian borderland, which we...

    Monika Kujawska, Piotr Klepacki and Łukasz Łuczaj

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:20

    Published on: 23 March 2017

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    “Horchata” drink in Southern Ecuador: medicinal plants and people’s wellbeing

    The “horchata” is a herbal mixture infusion consumed in Southern Ecuador. It remains unknown how vendors group the plant species to sell them at traditional markets. This research documented the following: 1) ...

    Montserrat Rios, Fani Tinitana, Pablo Jarrín-V, Natalia Donoso and Juan Carlos Romero-Benavides

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:18

    Published on: 9 March 2017

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    The most used medicinal plants by communities in Mahaboboka, Amboronabo, Mikoboka, Southwestern Madagascar

    This paper reports a study undertaken in three remote communities (Mahaboboka, Amboronabo, Mikoboka), located in Sakaraha, Southwestern Madagascar. Not only villages are far away from sanitary infrastructures ...

    Tabita N. Randrianarivony, Aro Vonjy Ramarosandratana, Tefy H. Andriamihajarivo, Fortunat Rakotoarivony, Vololoniaina H. Jeannoda, Armand Randrianasolo and Rainer W. Bussmann

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:19

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  18. Research

    Folk use of medicinal plants in Karst and Gorjanci, Slovenia

    Information on the use of medicinal plants in Karst and Gorjanci is not available in the literature, but collection of plants is still an important and widespread practice in these regions. Karst and Gorjanci ...

    Mateja Lumpert and Samo Kreft

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:16

    Published on: 23 February 2017

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