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  1. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:55

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    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:54

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    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 ...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:53

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  4. Content type: Research

    Seahorses are endangered teleost fishes under increasing human pressures worldwide. In Brazil, marine conservationists and policy-makers are thus often skeptical about the viability of sustainable human-seahor...

    Authors: Maria L. F. Ternes, Leopoldo C. Gerhardinger and Alexandre Schiavetti

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:52

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    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:51

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  6. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:50

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

  7. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:49

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  8. Content type: Research

    The Samburu region of northern Kenya is undergoing significant change, driven by factors including greater value on formal education, improvements in infrastructure and development, a shift from community to p...

    Authors: Brett L. Bruyere, Jonathan Trimarco and Saruni Lemungesi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:48

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  9. Content type: Research

    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, ...

    Authors: Viktor Ulicsni, Ingvar Svanberg and Zsolt Molnár

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:47

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  10. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Susanne Grasser, Christoph Schunko and Christian R. Vogl

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:46

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  11. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:44

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  12. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:43

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  13. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:42

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  14. Content type: Research

    Studies on the inter-relations between people and animals have been considered essential to better understand the dynamics of socio-ecological systems. This study aimed to register the animal species known by ...

    Authors: Kallyne Machado Bonifácio, Alexandre Schiavetti and Eliza Maria Xavier Freire

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:41

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  15. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:40

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  16. Content type: Research

    Since 2009, millions of people have been forced to live under food shortage by the continuous drought in Southwestern China. The market was the primary source of aid grains, and fears that the market will be u...

    Authors: Lingling Zhang, Zhenzhen Chai, Yu Zhang, Yanfei Geng and Yuahua Wang

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:39

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  17. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:38

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  18. Content type: Research

    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,...

    Authors: Torbjørn Alm

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:37

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  19. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:35

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  20. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:36

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  21. Content type: Research

    Enset (Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman) belongs to the order sctaminae, the family musaceae. The Musaceae family is subdivided into the genera Musa and Ensete. Enset is an important staple crop for about 20 m...

    Authors: Zerihun Yemataw, Kassahun Tesfaye, Awole Zeberga and Guy Blomme

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:34

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  22. Content type: Research

    Traditional climate knowledge is a comprehensive system of insights, experiences and practices used by peasant communities to deal with the uncertainties of climate conditions affecting their livelihood. This ...

    Authors: Alexis D. Rivero-Romero, Ana I. Moreno-Calles, Alejandro Casas, Alicia Castillo and Andrés Camou-Guerrero

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:33

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  23. Content type: Research

    An ethnobotanical study of wild edible plants was conducted in Burji District, Segan Area Zone of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region, Ethiopia. The objective of the study was to identify and do...

    Authors: Mersha Ashagre, Zemede Asfaw and Ensermu Kelbessa

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:32

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  24. Content type: Review

    Transformation of natural ecosystems into intensive agriculture is a main factor causing biodiversity loss worldwide. Agroforestry systems (AFS) may maintain biodiversity, ecosystem benefits and human wellbein...

    Authors: Mariana Vallejo-Ramos, Ana I. Moreno-Calles and Alejandro Casas

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:31

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  25. Content type: Research

    Studying motives of plant management allows understanding processes that originated agriculture and current forms of traditional technology innovation. Our work analyses the role of native plants in the Ixcate...

    Authors: Selene Rangel-Landa, Alejandro Casas, Erandi Rivera-Lozoya, Ignacio Torres-García and Mariana Vallejo-Ramos

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:30

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  26. Content type: Research

    The traditional markets in southern Ecuador and within the Andean region are especially important for plant resource trading among local people, even since before Spanish colonization; therefore, ethnobotanica...

    Authors: Fani Tinitana, Montserrat Rios, Juan Carlos Romero-Benavides, Marcelino de la Cruz Rot and Manuel Pardo-de-Santayana

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:29

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  27. Content type: Research

    The traditional g.so-ba-rig-pa hospitals in Bhutan uses more than 100 polyingredient medicines that are manufactured by the Menjong Sorig Pharmaceuticals (MSP). The MSP has been collecting medicinal plants from L...

    Authors: Phurpa Wangchuk, Kuenga Namgay, Karma Gayleg and Yeshi Dorji

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:28

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  28. Content type: Research

    Traditional alcoholic beverages (TABs) have only received marginal attention from researchers and ethnobotanists so far, especially in Italy. This work is focused on plant-based TABs in the Alta Valle del Reno...

    Authors: Teresa Egea, Maria Adele Signorini, Luca Ongaro, Diego Rivera, Concepción Obón de Castro and Piero Bruschi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:27

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  29. Content type: Research

    This paper contributes to the development of theoretical and methodological approaches that aim to engage indigenous, technical and academic knowledge for environmental management. We present an exploratory an...

    Authors: Simone Athayde, John Richard Stepp and Wemerson C. Ballester

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:26

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  30. Content type: Research

    The attitudes and perceptions of people toward animals are influenced by sociodemographic factors, such as formal education and gender, and by personal experience. Understanding these interactions is critical ...

    Authors: Luan Tavares Pinheiro, João Fabrício Mota Rodrigues and Diva Maria Borges-Nojosa

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:25

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  31. Content type: Research

    In attempting to understand how the use of medicinal plants is symbolically valued and transformed according to specific cosmologies, we gain valuable insight into the ethnopharmacologial practices, in terms o...

    Authors: Amélia Frazão-Moreira

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:24

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  32. Content type: Research

    Ethnobotanical academic research, particularly in European industrialised countries, has been, and is, mostly focused on folk uses of food and medicinal plants. Nevertheless, other uses, as may well be suppose...

    Authors: Airy Gras, Teresa Garnatje, M. Àngels Bonet, Esperança Carrió, Marina Mayans, Montse Parada, Montse Rigat and Joan Vallès

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:23

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  33. Content type: Research

    Venomous snakebite and its effects are a source of fear for people living in southern Nepal. As a result, people have developed a negative attitude towards snakes, which can lead to human-snake conflicts that ...

    Authors: Deb Prasad Pandey, Gita Subedi Pandey, Kamal Devkota and Matt Goode

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:22

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  34. Content type: Research

    The aim of the study was to investigate knowledge and use of wild food plants and fungi in a highland valley in the Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Region on the north-eastern edges of the Tibetan Plateau.

    Authors: Jin Kang, Yongxiang Kang, Xiaolian Ji, Quanping Guo, Guillaume Jacques, Marcin Pietras, Nasim Łuczaj, Dengwu Li and Łukasz Łuczaj

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:21

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  35. Content type: Research

    Although fishers’ knowledge has been recently considered into management programmes, there is still the need to establish a better understanding of fishers’ perceptions and cognition. Fishers can provide novel...

    Authors: Alpina Begossi, Svetlana Salivonchyk, Priscila F. M. Lopes and Renato A. M. Silvano

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:20

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  36. Content type: Review

    Non-timber Forest Products (NTFPs), an important provisioning ecosystem services, are recognized for their contribution in rural livelihoods and forest conservation. Effective management through sustainable ha...

    Authors: Yadav Uprety, Ram C. Poudel, Janita Gurung, Nakul Chettri and Ram P. Chaudhary

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:19

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:26

  37. Content type: Research

    Indigenous communities of the Thakht-e-Sulamian hills reside in the North-West tribal belt of Pakistan, where disadvantaged socio-economic frames, lack of agricultural land and food insecurity represent crucia...

    Authors: Khalid Ahmad and Andrea Pieroni

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:17

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  38. Content type: Research

    This paper discusses the results of ethno-ornithological research conducted on the local ecological knowledge (LEK) of artisanal fishers in northeast Brazil between August 2013 and October 2014.

    Authors: Luciano Pires Andrade, Horasa Maria Lima Silva-Andrade, Rachel Maria Lyra-Neves, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque and Wallace Rodrigues Telino-Júnior

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:16

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  39. Content type: Research

    The rapid assessment of biodiversity making use of surveys of local knowledge has been successful for different biological taxa. However, there are no reports on the testing of such tools for sampling insect ...

    Authors: Daniele Cristina de Oliveira Lima, Marcelo Alves Ramos, Henrique Costa Hermenegildo da Silva and Angelo Giuseppe Chaves Alves

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:15

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  40. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    The editors of Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 11 (2015).

    Authors: Andrea Pieroni

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:13

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  41. Content type: Research

    This paper illustrates the results of a study carried out in four Regional Parks of Sicily (Italy), concerning traditional knowledge on food use of wild plant species. The main aims of the paper were: (i) to v...

    Authors: Mario Licata, Teresa Tuttolomondo, Claudio Leto, Giuseppe Virga, Giuseppe Bonsangue, Ignazio Cammalleri, Maria Cristina Gennaro and Salvatore La Bella

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:12

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  42. Content type: Research

    The collection and consumption of wild edibles is an important part in livelihood strategies throughout the world. There is an urgent need to document and safeguard the wild food knowledge, especially in remot...

    Authors: Yanfei Geng, Yu Zhang, Sailesh Ranjitkar, Huyin Huai and Yuhua Wang

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:10

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  43. Content type: Research

    The NE region of India falls in the global hotspot of biodiversity. Wild edible plants (WEPs) are widely consumed in the daily diet of the local people. WEPs are critical for the sustenance of ethnic communiti...

    Authors: Surjata Konsam, Biseshwori Thongam and Arun Kumar Handique

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:9

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:11

  44. Content type: Research

    Poor nutritional practices especially in pregnancy and early childhood can result in dire consequences in the growth and development of a child.

    Authors: Uchenna Ekwochi, Chidiebere D. I. Osuorah, Ikenna K. Ndu, Christian Ifediora, Isaac Nwabueze Asinobi and Christopher Bismark Eke

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:7

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