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  1. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The aim of the study was to document the prevailing indigenous knowledge and various uses of lichens among the lichenophilic communities in the hills and mountainous settlements of Nepal.

    Authors: Shiva Devkota, Ram Prasad Chaudhary, Silke Werth and Christoph Scheidegger

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:15

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  7. Content type: Review

    Ethnolinguistic studies are important for understanding an ethnic group’s ideas on the world, expressed in its language. Comparing corresponding aspects of such knowledge might help clarify problems of origin ...

    Authors: Valeria Kolosova, Ingvar Svanberg, Raivo Kalle, Lisa Strecker, Ayşe Mine Gençler Özkan, Andrea Pieroni, Kevin Cianfaglione, Zsolt Molnár, Nora Papp, Łukasz Łuczaj, Dessislava Dimitrova, Daiva Šeškauskaitė, Jonathan Roper, Avni Hajdari and Renata Sõukand

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:14

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  8. Content type: Research

    Domestication is an important and contested concept. Insects are used as food worldwide, and while some have been described as domesticated and even ‘semi-domesticated’, the assumptions and implications of thi...

    Authors: Charlotte L. R. Payne and Joshua D. Evans

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:13

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  9. Content type: Research

    Pastoral social-ecological systems (SESs) are adaptive and complex systems rooted in the extensive exploitation of forage plants for livestock-based livelihoods and culture. There are species and relations tha...

    Authors: Gabriele Volpato and Antonello Di Nardo

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:12

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  10. Content type: Research

    This article reports on the use of domestic or table salt for its perceived health effects and healing properties in a Latino farmworker community. It explores how contemporary salt usage beliefs can be seen t...

    Authors: Judith C. Barker, Claudia Guerra, M. Judy Gonzalez-Vargas and Kristin S. Hoeft

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:11

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    This study examined the use of wild plants in the food, medicinal and veterinary areas within a small territory limited to one village council in the Liubań district of Belarus. The objectives of the research ...

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

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:10

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  12. Content type: Review

    Traditional healing methods involving hundreds of insect and other invertebrate species are reviewed. Some of the uses are based on the tenet of “similia similibus” (let likes be cured by likes), but not all non-...

    Authors: V. Benno Meyer-Rochow

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:9

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    The number of termite species in the world is more than 2500, and Africa with more than 1000 species has the richest intercontinental diversity. The family Termitidae contains builders of great mounds up to 5 ...

    Authors: Arnold van Huis

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:8

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    Human and animal health are deeply intertwined in livestock dependent areas. Livestock health contributes to food security and can influence human health through the transmission of zoonotic diseases. In low-i...

    Authors: Mark A. Caudell, Marsha B. Quinlan, Robert J. Quinlan and Douglas R. Call

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:7

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  15. Content type: Research

    Indigenous cultures are the result of their adaptation to the natural surroundings, in such a way that, amongst their main features is a set of knowledge, technologies and strategies for the appropriation of n...

    Authors: Romina García-López, Alejandro Villegas, Noé Pacheco-Coronel and Graciela Gómez-Álvarez

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:6

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  16. Content type: Research

    Tamarindus indica L. is one of the indigenous fruit tree species that traditionally contributes to food security and ecosystem stability in sub-Saharan Africa. We hypothesized that the...

    Authors: Esther Ebifa-Othieno, Antony Mugisha, Philip Nyeko and John David Kabasa

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:5

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    Although most Moroccans rely to some extent on traditional medicine, the practice of frigg to treat paediatric ailments by elderly women traditional healers known as ferraggat, has not yet been documented. We des...

    Authors: Irene Teixidor-Toneu, Gary J. Martin, Rajindra K. Puri, Ahmed Ouhammou and Julie A. Hawkins

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:4

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  18. Content type: Review

    The transverse harvest knife, also commonly called the finger or finger-bladed knife, has been utilized by rice farmers in southeast Asia for many centuries. The finger knife persisted in many traditional cult...

    Authors: Kevin M. Murphy

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:3

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  19. Content type: Research

    Researchers considering children’s traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) highlighted the importance of examining children’s daily activities as empirical contexts for its acquisition. Many of them evaluated c...

    Authors: Xiaojie Tian

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:2

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    Ethnoveterinary knowledge in Europe may play an important role as a basis for sustainable treatment options for livestock. Aims of our study were (a) to compare the ethnoveterinary practices of two culturally ...

    Authors: Maria Mayer, Mirjam Zbinden, Christan R. Vogl, Silvia Ivemeyer, Beat Meier, Michele Amorena, Ariane Maeschli, Matthias Hamburger and Michael Walkenhorst

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:1

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  21. Content type: Research

    Understanding how people interpret environmental change and develop practices in response to such change is essential to comprehend human resource use. In the cosmology of the American indigenous peoples, as a...

    Authors: Juana Aigo and Ana Ladio

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016 12:56

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  22. 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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  23. Content type: Research

    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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  24. Content type: Research

    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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  25. 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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  26. Content type: Research

    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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  27. 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

  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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