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  1. 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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    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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    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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    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

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    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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    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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    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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  8. 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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    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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  10. 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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  11. 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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    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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    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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  14. 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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    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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  16. 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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  17. Content type: Research

    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, ...

    Authors: Flora Magige and Eivin Røskaft

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:48

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  18. Content type: Review

    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, ...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:47

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  19. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:46

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  20. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:44

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  21. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:42

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  22. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:41

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  23. Content type: Research

    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 ...

    Authors: Manash Pratim Borah and Surya Bali Prasad

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:39

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  24. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:38

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  25. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:37

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  26. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:36

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  27. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:35

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  28. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:34

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  29. Content type: Research

    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,...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:33

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  30. Content type: Research

    Traditional knowledge (TK) has enabled communities to adapt to changes in life conditions over centuries. However, this local context is being dramatically affected by recent changes through globalization and ...

    Authors: Narel Paniagua-Zambrana, Rainer W. Bussmann and Manuel J. Macía

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:32

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  31. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Ivana Vitasović Kosić, Josip Juračak and Łukasz Łuczaj

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:31

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  32. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:30

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  33. Content type: Research

    Understanding food beliefs and practices is critical to the development of dietary recommendations, nutritional programmes, and educational messages. This study aimed to understand the pregnancy food beliefs a...

    Authors: Roselyter Monchari Riang’a, Jacqueline Broerse and Anne Kisaka Nangulu

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:29

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  34. Content type: Research

    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. ...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:28

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  35. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:27

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  36. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:25

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  37. Content type: Research

    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....

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:24

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  38. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:23

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  39. Content type: Review

    Biocultural knowledge provides valuable insight into ecological processes, and can guide conservation practitioners in local contexts. In many regions, however, such knowledge is underutilized due to its often...

    Authors: Alexander R. O’Neill, Hemant K. Badola, Pitamber P. Dhyani and Santosh K. Rana

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:21

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  40. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Monika Kujawska, Piotr Klepacki and Łukasz Łuczaj

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:20

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  41. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:19

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  42. Content type: Research

    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) ...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:18

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  43. Content type: Research

    This research was performed in four villages adjacent the boundary of Udzungwa Mountains National Park in the Kilombero River plain of Tanzania. The area adjacent the villages is characterized by self-consumpt...

    Authors: Mirko Salinitro, Renzo Vicentini, Costantino Bonomi and Annalisa Tassoni

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:17

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  44. Content type: Research

    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 ...

    Authors: Mateja Lumpert and Samo Kreft

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:16

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