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  1. Content type: Research

    The order Hymenoptera comprises melliferous insects (bees, wasps and bumblebees); among them, stingless bees comprise a diverse group of eusocial insects present in tropical and subtropical areas. Of a total o...

    Authors: Fabio Fernando Flores, Norma Inés Hilgert and Liliana Concepción Lupo

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:27

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    Food knowledge and consumption in the context of migration is an important topic in ethnobiological research. Little research is done on the process of how external factors impact food knowledge amongst migran...

    Authors: Elisabeth Kuhn, Ruth Haselmair, Heidemarie Pirker and Christian R. Vogl

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:26

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    The Guachichiles were a group of Chichimeca people that inhabited the southern and central parts of the Mexican Plateau. In the southern area of their distribution, they occupied and used the tunales, extensive f...

    Authors: Eric Mellink, Mónica E. Riojas-López and José Antonio Rivera-Villanueva

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:24

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    Majority of the people in rural areas depend on traditional fungi-based medicines to combat different illnesses. This ethnomycological survey was undertaken to document the traditional knowledge of mushrooms a...

    Authors: N. A. Teke, T. R. Kinge, E. Bechem, T. M. Nji, L. M. Ndam and A. M. Mih

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:25

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    The lack of literature on the interactions between indigenous people and the valuable agroforestry trees hinder the promotion of sustainable management of plant resources in West African Sahel. This study aime...

    Authors: Larba Hubert Balima, Blandine Marie Ivette Nacoulma, Marius Rodrigue Mensah Ekué, François N’Guessan Kouamé and Adjima Thiombiano

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:23

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    In Colombia, ethnobotanical studies regarding plant cultural significance (CS) in tropical dry forests are scarce and mainly focused on the Caribbean region. Different authors have indicated that the plants wi...

    Authors: Jeison Herley Rosero-Toro, Luz Piedad Romero-Duque, Dídac Santos-Fita and Felipe Ruan-Soto

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:22

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    Atakora mountains in Benin are a unique but fragile ecosystem, harboring many endemic plant species. The ecosystem is undergoing degradation, and the woody vegetation is dramatically declining due to high anth...

    Authors: Pierre Onodje Agbani, Konoutan Médard Kafoutchoni, Kolawolé Valère Salako, Rodrigue Castro Gbedomon, Ahuéfa Mauricel Kégbé, Hahn Karen and Brice Sinsin

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:21

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    Herbal baths play an important role in the traditional health care of Maroons living in the interior of Suriname. However, little is known on the differences in plant ingredients used among and within the Maro...

    Authors: Charlotte I. E. A. van ‘t Klooster, Vinije Haabo, Sofie Ruysschaert, Tessa Vossen and Tinde R. van Andel

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:20

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  9. Content type: Research

    In Amazonia, primates are not only an important food source but they also hold significant cultural and symbolic value for many indigenous groups. We document the relationship between primates and community me...

    Authors: Carla Mere Roncal, Mark Bowler and Michael P Gilmore

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:19

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  10. Content type: Research

    Cross-cultural studies indicate that every culture has its own particular explanations for health and illness and its own healing strategies. The Konso people have always practiced indigenous medicine and have...

    Authors: Tebaber Workneh, Guday Emirie, Mirgissa Kaba, Yalemtsehay Mekonnen and Helmut Kloos

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:18

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    Traditional management regimes and knowledge systems of forest resources have shaped forests throughout the world where materials from individual species are harvested in a sustainable manner. To comprehend th...

    Authors: Leul Kidane, Sileshi Nemomissa and Tamrat Bekele

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:17

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    Traditional knowledge about the use of medicinal plants for herbal drinks (HDs) is not well documented in the Azad Kashmir region despite their widespread use. This study highlights the taxonomic diversity and...

    Authors: Neelam Rashid, Rodrigue Castro Gbedomon, Mushtaq Ahmad, Valère Kolawolé Salako, Muhammad Zafar and Khafsa Malik

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:16

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    Medicinal plants (MPs) used by traditional healers (THs) were investigated in Megera and adjacent subdistricts (kebeles) of Dalle District, Sidama Zone, southern Ethiopia. The objective of the study was to ide...

    Authors: Nigatu Tuasha, Beyene Petros and Zemede Asfaw

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:15

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  14. Content type: Research

    Wild vegetables in the Mediterranean Basin are still often consumed as a part of the diet and, in particular, there is a great tradition regarding their use in Sicily.

    Authors: Anna Geraci, Filippo Amato, Giuseppe Di Noto, Giuseppe Bazan and Rosario Schicchi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:14

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    Wild mushrooms constitute an important non-timber forest product that provides diverse substances and services, especially food and income for local communities from many parts of the world. This study present...

    Authors: Héritier Milenge Kamalebo, Hippolyte Nshimba Seya Wa Malale, Cephas Masumbuko Ndabaga, Jérôme Degreef and André De Kesel

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:13

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    Local people in the Himalayan region use a wide range of wild and non-cultivated edible plants (WNEPs) for food, spice, medicinal, and cultural purposes. However, their availability, use, status and contributi...

    Authors: Kamal Prasad Aryal, Sushmita Poudel, Ram Prasad Chaudhary, Nakul Chettri, Pashupati Chaudhary, Wu Ning and Rajan Kotru

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:10

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  17. Content type: Research

    The pastoral lifestyle of Indigenous communities of Bajaur Agency is bringing them close to natural remedies for treating their domestic animals. Several studies have been conducted across the globe describing...

    Authors: Muhammad Abdul Aziz, Amir Hasan Khan, Muhammad Adnan and Habib Ullah

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:11

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  18. Content type: Research

    Traditional knowledge on ethnomedicinal plant is slowly eroding. The exploration, identification and documentation on utilization of ethnobotanic resources are essential for restoration and preservation of eth...

    Authors: Antony Joseph Raj, Saroj Biswakarma, Nazir A. Pala, Gopal Shukla, Vineeta, Munesh Kumar, Sumit Chakravarty and Rainer W. Bussmann

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:8

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  19. Content type: Research

    That the answers elicited through interviews may be influenced by the knowledge of the interviewer is accepted across disciplines. However, in ethnobotany, there is little evidence to quantitatively assess wha...

    Authors: Narel Y. Paniagua-Zambrana, Rainer W. Bussmann, Robbie E. Hart, Araceli L. Moya-Huanca, Gere Ortiz-Soria, Milton Ortiz-Vaca, David Ortiz-Álvarez, Jorge Soria-Morán, María Soria-Morán, Saúl Chávez, Bertha Chávez-Moreno, Gualberto Chávez-Moreno, Oscar Roca and Erlin Siripi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:9

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  20. Content type: Research

    Fungi have multiple uses in temperate areas of México, but an important decrease in the traditional knowledge of uses and customs of mushrooms becomes a fundamental issue for fungi conservation. However, only ...

    Authors: Daniel Robles-García, Humberto Suzán-Azpiri, Adriana Montoya-Esquivel, Jesús García-Jiménez, Edgardo Ulises Esquivel-Naranjo, Elhadi Yahia and Fidel Landeros-Jaime

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:7

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  21. Content type: Research

    People’s diets are usually restricted to a small number of plant species, even in regions with great diversity. We investigated the knowledge of residents in Ribeirão da Ilha, a district of Florianópolis (Sant...

    Authors: Mayana Lacerda Leal, Rubana Palhares Alves and Natalia Hanazaki

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:6

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  22. Content type: Research

    Lǎo huǒ liàng tāng (Cantonese slow-cooked soup, CSCS) is popular in Guangdong, China, and is consumed by Cantonese people worldwide as a delicious appetizer. Because CSCS serves as an important part of family hea...

    Authors: Yujing Liu, Qi Liu, Ping Li, Deke Xing, Huagang Hu, Lin Li, Xuechen Hu and Chunlin Long

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:4

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  23. Content type: Research

    Interactions between societies and nature are regulated by complex systems of beliefs, symbolism, customs, and worldviews (kosmos), ecological knowledge (corpus), and management strategies and practices (praxis),...

    Authors: Berenice Farfán-Heredia, Alejandro Casas, Ana I. Moreno-Calles, Eduardo García-Frapolli and Aída Castilleja

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:5

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  24. Content type: Research

    Ethnographic research can help to establish dialog between conservationists and local people in reintroduction areas. Considering that predator reintroductions may cause local resistance, we assessed attitudes...

    Authors: Margarida Lopes-Fernandes, Clara Espírito-Santo and Amélia Frazão-Moreira

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:3

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  25. Content type: Research

    Plant-derived products have an imperative biological role against certain pathogenic organisms and were considered to be a major source of modern drugs. Rural people residing in developing countries are relyin...

    Authors: Muhammad Abdul Aziz, Muhammad Adnan, Amir Hasan Khan, Abdelaaty Abdelaziz Shahat, Mansour S. Al-Said and Riaz Ullah

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:2

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  26. Content type: Review

    The interest in theoretical frameworks that improve our understanding of social-ecological systems is growing within the field of ethnobiology. Several evolutionary questions may underlie the relationships bet...

    Authors: Flávia Rosa Santoro, André Luiz Borba Nascimento, Gustavo Taboada Soldati, Washington Soares Ferreira Júnior and Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:1

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  27. Content type: Correction

    In the original publication [1] were the Arabic letters in Table 2 incorrect. The corrected version of Table 2 can be found as Additional file 1 in this Erratum.

    Authors: Afnan Alqethami, Julie A. Hawkins and Irene Teixidor-Toneu

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:71

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    The original article was published in Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:62

  28. Content type: Research

    From time immemorial, wild plants have been used for edible purposes. They still continue to be a major source of nutrition for tribal people. However, unfortunately, their use is now declining. This has impli...

    Authors: Deepika Thakur, Alpy Sharma and Sanjay Kr. Uniyal

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:70

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  29. Content type: Research

    This explorative study was undertaken for the first time in Kel village located in the Upper Neelum Valley, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. The purpose was to document the indigenous knowledge of the native people use...

    Authors: Khawaja Shafique Ahmad, Abdul Hamid, Fahim Nawaz, Mansoor Hameed, Farooq Ahmad, Jiabin Deng, Noreen Akhtar, Ambreen Wazarat and Sehrish Mahroof

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:68

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  30. Content type: Research

    Cyprus is recognised as a hotspot for illegal bird trapping in the Mediterranean basin. A consumer demand for the Eurasian blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) is driving the use of non-selective trapping methods, resul...

    Authors: Heather M. Jenkins, Christos Mammides and Aidan Keane

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:67

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  31. Content type: Research

    Understanding the functional diversity of home gardens and their socio-ecological determinants is essential for mainstreaming these agroforestry practices into agrobiodiversity conservation strategies. This pa...

    Authors: Rodrigue Castro Gbedomon, Valère Kolawolé Salako, Adandé Belarmain Fandohan, Alix Frank Rodrigue Idohou, Romain Glèlè Kakaї and Achille Ephrem Assogbadjo

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:66

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  32. Content type: Research

    The Schools’ Folklore Scheme (1937–1939) was implemented at a pivotal time in Irelands’ political history. It resulted in a body of ethnological information that is unique in terms of when, why and how it was ...

    Authors: Fiona Shannon, Astrid Sasse, Helen Sheridan and Michael Heinrich

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:65

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  33. Content type: Research

    Although termites are considered as agricultural pests, they play an important role in maintaining the ecosystem. Therefore, it matters to investigate the farmers’ perception of the impacts of the termites on ...

    Authors: Laura Estelle Yêyinou Loko, Azize Orobiyi, Paterne Agre, Alexandre Dansi, Manuele Tamò and Yves Roisin

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:64

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  34. Content type: Research

    This study explores medicinal plant knowledge and use among Muslim women in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Ethnobotanical research in the region has focused on rural populations and male herbal healers in ci...

    Authors: Afnan Alqethami, Julie A. Hawkins and Irene Teixidor-Toneu

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:62

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:71

  35. Content type: Research

    Periods of extreme food shortages during war force people to eat food that they normally do not consider edible. The last time that countries in Western Europe experienced severe scarcities was during World Wa...

    Authors: Tom Vorstenbosch, Ingrid de Zwarte, Leni Duistermaat and Tinde van Andel

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:63

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  36. Content type: Research

    This study focuses on health-related plant use among speakers of the critically endangered Naukan language (Inuit-Yupik-Unangan family) in the Russian Far East. The Naukan people were forced, in 1958, under So...

    Authors: Kevin A. Jernigan, Olga S. Belichenko, Valeria B. Kolosova and Darlene J. Orr

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:61

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  37. Content type: Research

    Edible insects are an important source of food to many African populations. The longhorn grasshopper, Ruspolia differens (Serville 1838), commonly known as senene in Tanzania is one of the most appreciated edible...

    Authors: Mercy W. Mmari, John N. Kinyuru, Henry S. Laswai and Judith K. Okoth

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:60

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  38. Content type: Research

    Identifying factors influencing plant management allows understanding how processes of domestication operate. Uncertain availability of resources is a main motivation for managing edible plants, but little is ...

    Authors: Selene Rangel-Landa, Alejandro Casas, Eduardo García-Frapolli and Rafael Lira

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:59

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  39. Content type: Research

    Conservation of biodiversity is primary important of today’s critically vulnerable environment. Efficient conservation can be possible only with the long-term participation and understanding of the communities...

    Authors: Yanfei Geng, Guoxiong Hu, Sailesh Ranjitkar, Yinxian Shi, Yu Zhang and Yuhua Wang

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:58

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  40. Content type: Research

    The Chácobo are a Panoan speaking tribe of about 1000 members (300+ adults) in Beni, Bolivia. Originally nomadic, the Chácabo were relocated to their current main location in the 1960s. Researchers have visite...

    Authors: Narel Y. Paniagua Zambrana, Rainer W. Bussmann, Robbie E. Hart, Araceli L. Moya Huanca, Gere Ortiz Soria, Milton Ortiz Vaca, David Ortiz Álvarez, Jorge Soria Morán, María Soria Morán, Saúl Chávez, Bertha Chávez Moreno, Gualberto Chávez Moreno, Oscar Roca and Erlin Siripi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:57

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  41. Content type: Research

    Traditional knowledge of indigenous plants is pivotal in developing strategies to feed livestock sustainably in low input systems. Likewise, in Pakistan the indigenous people of Central Punjab have been using ...

    Authors: Nidaa Harun, Abdul Shakoor Chaudhry, Shabnum Shaheen, Kifayat Ullah and Farah Khan

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:56

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  42. Content type: Research

    To use any domestic remedy, specific knowledge and skills are required. Simple logic dictates that the use of wild plants in the context of limited interaction with nature requires prior identification, while ...

    Authors: Renata Sõukand, Yanina Hrynevich, Julia Prakofjewa, Tatsiana Valodzina, Iryna Vasilyeva, Jury Paciupa, Aliaksandra Shrubok, Aliaksei Hlushko, Yana Knureva, Yulia Litvinava, Siarhei Vyskvarka, Hanna Silivonchyk, Alena Paulava, Mare Kõiva and Raivo Kalle

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:54

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  43. Content type: Research

    The inhabitants of mountainous terrains depend on folk therapies to treat various ailments; however lack of plant based research and geographical constraints set the traditional knowledge in jeopardy. Present ...

    Authors: Zaheer Abbas, Shujaul Mulk Khan, Jan Alam, Sher Wali Khan and Arshad Mehmood Abbasi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:53

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  44. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:52

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  45. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:51

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  46. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Sabrina Sansanelli, Maura Ferri, Mirko Salinitro and Annalisa Tassoni

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:50

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  47. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:49

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