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  1. The relationship between humans and insects goes long back and is important. Insects provide a multitude of ecosystem services for humans, e g. by pollinating crops and decomposing matter. Our current knowledg...

    Authors: Ingvar Svanberg and Åsa Berggren
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:68
  2. Since ancient times, invertebrates have played an important role in the traditional medicine in many parts of the world. In south-eastern Benin, more specifically in the Plateau Department, invertebrates are w...

    Authors: Laura Estelle Yêyinou Loko, Sédami Medegan Fagla, Azize Orobiyi, Bienvenu Glinma, Joelle Toffa, Omédine Koukoui, Luc Djogbenou and Fernand Gbaguidi
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:66
  3. Ecological migration serves as an important measure for poverty eradication as well as for the protection, inheritance, and utilization of traditional ecological knowledge. This study investigated and cataloge...

    Authors: Ying Ma, Binsheng Luo, Qiang Zhu, Dongxing Ma, Qi Wen, Jinchao Feng and Dayuan Xue
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:65
  4. Due to increasing pressure on natural resources, subsistence agriculture communities in Uganda and Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing increasingly restricted access to diminishing natural resources that are a...

    Authors: Deborah Wendiro, Alex Paul Wacoo and Graham Wise
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:64
  5. Zongzi, a common Chinese rice-pudding and one of the most symbolic foods in traditional Chinese festivals, is integral to both Chinese traditional culture and daily meals. Traditionally, the leaves of different p...

    Authors: Fengke Lin, Binsheng Luo, Bo Long and Chunlin Long
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:63
  6. The analysis of ancient calcified dental plaque is a powerful archaeobotanical method to elucidate the key role of the plants in human history.

    Authors: Alessia D’Agostino, Angelo Gismondi, Gabriele Di Marco, Mauro Lo Castro, Rosaria Olevano, Tiziano Cinti, Donatella Leonardi and Antonella Canini
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:62
  7. Ecosystems provide humanity with goods and services known as ecosystem services. The value of these services represents a basis for political decision-making. To be sure that these decisions are made on a vali...

    Authors: Gerard N. Gouwakinnou, Séverin Biaou, Fifanou G. Vodouhe, Marc S. Tovihessi, Beranger K. Awessou and Honoré S. S. Biaou
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:61
  8. Wild edible and medicinal plants were an important component of traditional diets and continue to contribute to food security, nutrition, and health in many communities globally. For example, the preparation a...

    Authors: Binsheng Luo, Feifei Li, Selena Ahmed and Chunlin Long
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:60
  9. Iraqi Kurdistan is a special hotspot for bio-cultural diversity and for investigating patterns of traditional wild food plant foraging, considering that this area was the home of the first Neolithic communitie...

    Authors: Andrea Pieroni, Hawre Zahir, Hawraz Ibrahim M. Amin and Renata Sõukand
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:59
  10. The Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley is a region of outstanding biocultural diversity, harboring eight indigenous ethnic groups and a remarkable biodiversity in a territory 10,000 km2 extent. Ethnobotanical studies of t...

    Authors: Leonor Solís and Alejandro Casas
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:58
  11. Previous lists number from 55 to 176 plant species as “Biblical Medicinal Plants.” Modern studies attest that many names on these lists are no longer valid. This situation arose due to old mistranslations and/...

    Authors: Amots Dafni and Barbara Böck
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:57
  12. The Hani people in the Honghe Prefecture of Southeastern Yunnan, China, have practiced terraced rice paddy farming for more than 1300 years. These rice fields, combined with the surrounding forests and water s...

    Authors: Binsheng Luo, Bo Liu, Hongzhen Zhang, Hongkang Zhang, Xuan Li, Lijuan Ma, Yizhou Wang, Yujia Bai, Xinbo Zhang, Jianqin Li, Jun Yang and Chunlin Long
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:56
  13. Animals from various taxonomic groups are commonly used in folk medicine, and their selection seems to be directly linked to their availability and accessibility. In the present study, we analyzed the use of a...

    Authors: Iamara da Silva Policarpo Brito, Anna Karolina Martins Borges, Sérgio de Faria Lopes, Thelma Lúcia Pereira Dias and Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:55
  14. Traditional habitat knowledge, like the classification of folk habitats and how people partition their landscape into habitats, is an emerging but still understudied part of traditional ecological knowledge. O...

    Authors: B. Gantuya, Á. Avar, D. Babai, Á. Molnár and Zs Molnár
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:54
  15. Groupers are a vulnerable but economically important group of fish, especially for small-scale fisheries. We investigated catches and local ecological knowledge (LEK) of diet, habitat, and past fishing experie...

    Authors: Alpina Begossi, Svetlana Salyvonchyk, Branko Glamuzina, Shirley Pacheco de Souza, Priscila F. M. Lopes, Regina H. G. Priolli, Djalma Osmanir do Prado, Milena Ramires, Mariana Clauzet, Cleverson Zapelini, Daiana T. Schneider, Luis T. Silva and Renato A. M. Silvano
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:53
  16. The Yeşilli district (Mardin) is located in the southeastern of Turkey and hosts different cultures. The objective of this study was to record the traditional knowledge of wild edible plants used by indigenous...

    Authors: Yeter Yeşil, Mahmut Çelik and Bahattin Yılmaz
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:52
  17. To best of our knowledge, this is the first quantitative ethnobotanical study with the aim of documenting the local knowledge and practices of using plants for curing diseases in the Cava de’ Tirreni area, Sal...

    Authors: Mattia Mautone, Laura De Martino and Vincenzo De Feo
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:50
  18. Hñahñu (Otomi) farmers organize their experiences and ecological learning into a farmland system designed to grow food in areas of scarce water and low soil fertility. The purpose of this paper is to examine H...

    Authors: José María León Villalobos, Verónica Vázquez García, Enrique Ojeda Trejo, Michael K. McCall, Juan Hernández Hernández and Gaurav Sinha
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:49
  19. Societies have selected their food for health, cultural, religious, political, economical, and environmental reasons. Most of the food included in Sikuani traditional diet still comes from wild natural resourc...

    Authors: Luisa Fernanda Cubillos-Cuadrado, Daniela Stephany Muñoz-Hernández and Carlos Alberto Vásquez-Londoño
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:48
  20. Please note that following publication of the original article [1], Figs. 4, 5 and 6 in the article have been updated to remove oblique lines that were erroneously rendered in the figures.

    Authors: Hamadou Moussa, Valentin Kindomihou, Thierry D. Houehanou, Idrissa Soumana, Oumarou Souleymane and Mahamadou Chaibou
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:47

    The original article was published in Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:37

  21. Hornbills are known to play an important role in rainforests as agents of seed dispersal. Decades of scientific research has led to a vital body of knowledge on hornbill taxonomy, ecology, distribution, and co...

    Authors: F. Merlin Franco and Misa Juliana Minggu
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:46
  22. Being an isolated locality and having a tough mountainous terrain, strong ethnomedicinal practices still prevail in Dhirkot and its allied areas, which have been rarely explored yet. The present study was inte...

    Authors: Asia Farooq, Muhammad Shoaib Amjad, Khalid Ahmad, Muhammad Altaf, Muhammad Umair and Arshad Mehmood Abbasi
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:45
  23. The article aims to analyze the representativeness of women in ethnobiological publications within the Brazilian context, as well as to relate the difficulties faced by women in their scientific careers in ter...

    Authors: Taline Cristina da Silva, Patrícia Muniz de Medeiros, Natalia Hanazaki, Viviane Stern da Fonseca-Kruel, Juliane Souza Luiz Hora and Stephanie Gomes de Medeiros
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:44
  24. The Wuliang Mountains of the Jingdong region is a settlement area of the Yi community located in south-western Yunnan Province in China. Due to its unique geographical location, this area harbours abundant med...

    Authors: Lunlun Gao, Neng Wei, Guoping Yang, Zhenxian Zhang, Guizhou Liu and Chuantao Cai
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:41
  25. Traditional medicinal plants are still used today in many Aboriginal communities across Australia. Our research focused on the contemporary use of such plants in the two communities within the Tiwi Islands, Wu...

    Authors: Adam Thompson, Gemma Munkara, Marie Kantilla and Jacinta Tipungwuti
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:40
  26. Elaphrodes lactea Gaede is a highly praised edible lepidopteran insect in the Miombo forest in the DRC. Both caterpillars and pupae of this species are consumed. Following recent declines in the Miombo forest, it...

    Authors: Olivier Bomolo, Saliou Niassy, Chrysantus M. Tanga, Auguste Chocha, Laetitia Tartibu, Mylor N. Shutcha, Baboy Longanza, Sunday Ekesi and David M. Bugeme
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:39
  27. Atacora Chain of Mountains (ACM) is the Benin part of a range of mountains lying from Benin to Ghana through Togo. It provides goods and services to people and is dominated by rural communities with heavy reli...

    Authors: Fidèle Tchossi Moutouama, Samadori Sorotori Honoré Biaou, Boateng Kyereh, Winston Adam Asante and Armand K. Natta
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:38
  28. An ethnobotanical study was conducted in the eight regions of Niger to identify local knowledge variation of millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br) uses. In fact, the level of individual knowledge can be affected...

    Authors: Hamadou Moussa, Valentin Kindomihou, Thierry D. Houehanou, Idrissa Soumana, Oumarou Souleymane and Mahamadou Chaibou
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:37

    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:47

  29. The Guatemalan Highlands is a region of great but so far poorly known mycological diversity. People living in this area have long used wild fungi as a source of food and income. However, our knowledge of the e...

    Authors: J. P. Mérida Ponce, M. A. Hernández Calderón, O. Comandini, A. C. Rinaldi and R. Flores Arzú
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:36
  30. The use of animals and animal-derived materials in traditional medicine constitutes an important part of the belief systems of indigenous African cultures. It is believed to be rapidly expanding in South Afric...

    Authors: Willem A. Nieman, Alison J. Leslie and Anita Wilkinson
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:34
  31. This study aimed to survey the knowledge and use of mammals by the residents of the rural community of Capivara in the municipality of Solânea (Paraíba State, Northeast Brazil) and to propose a new method of u...

    Authors: Suellen da Silva Santos, Reinaldo Farias Paiva de Lucena, Hyago Keslley de Lucena Soares, Vanessa Moura dos Santos Soares, Natalice Santos Sales and Lívia Emanuelle Tavares Mendonça
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:33
  32. Ethnobotanical studies on folk medicinal plants used by Mongol herdsmen have been conducted in some areas of Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang, China. However, ethnobotanical findings are preliminary and not compreh...

    Authors: Wurchaih, Huar, Menggenqiqig and Khasbagan
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:32
  33. Historically, indigo-yielding plant species were important cash crops from Central Asia to the southern United States and Central America. Indigo-dyed textiles were widely traded along the legendary Silk Road ...

    Authors: Libin Zhang, Lu Wang, Anthony B. Cunningham, Yuru Shi and Yuhua Wang
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:31
  34. Traditional medicine has an important role in local communities, who use plants in the treatment of various diseases. The research of traditional uses of medicinal plants allows us to document and analyze ethn...

    Authors: Cidália Vinagre, Sandra Vinagre and Ermelinda Carrilho
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:30
  35. The Orchidaceae are noted for their floral diversity. In the Mount Cameroon Region (MCR), the genus Bulbophyllum is the most represented genus of the entire flora of this region. Despite the large number of di...

    Authors: B. A. Fonge, S. E. Essomo, T. E. Bechem, P. T. Tabot, B. D. Arrey, Y. Afanga and E. M. Assoua
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:29
  36. Traditional knowledge (TK) on the different uses of under-valued fruit tree species including Gardenia erubescens Stapf & Hutch.—a plant species of least concern (LC) based on International Union for Conservation...

    Authors: Korotimi Ouédraogo, Kangbéni Dimobe, Issouf Zerbo, Daniel Etongo, Alhassane Zare and Adjima Thiombiano
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:28
  37. In Lao PDR, the Hmong ethnic group has extensive knowledge about the use of medicinal plants. However, despite the importance of the Hmong pharmacopeia as a primary health care resource, no study has been unde...

    Authors: Jean Marc Dubost, Chiobouaphong Phakeovilay, Chithdavone Her, Audrey Bochaton, Elizabeth Elliott, Eric Deharo, Mouachan Xayvue, Somsanith Bouamanivong and Geneviève Bourdy
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:27
  38. The taxon Lepidoptera is one of the most widespread and recognisable insect orders with 160,000 species worldwide and with more than 20,000 species in Africa. Lepidoptera have a complete metamorphosis and the ...

    Authors: Arnold van Huis
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:26
  39. Ethiopia is one of the species-rich countries in the world and the center of origin with regard to the diversity of many plant species. Ethnobotanical studies are vital to investigate these diverse biological ...

    Authors: Banchiamlak Nigussie Tefera and Young-Dong Kim
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:25
  40. Krummhübel (after 1945, Karpacz) in the Sudety Mountains (now SW Poland) was called “the village of pharmacists”. At the end of the seventeenth century, there were 57 households, of which about 40 were inhabit...

    Authors: Krzysztof Spałek, Izabela Spielvogel, Małgorzata Proćków and Jarosław Proćków
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:24
  41. Paha hunting is a commonplace recreational activity in the mountainous regions of Nepal. The collection is primarily for food use and secondarily preferred as medicinal forms, and utilized by many ethnic group...

    Authors: Biraj Shrestha and Min Bahadur Gurung
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:23
  42. Understanding the history of anthropogenic vegetation is often difficult due to the lack of tangible historical evidence. In this study, we examined chronological changes of farmland demarcation trees planted ...

    Authors: Yoshinori Tokuoka, Fukuhiro Yamasaki, Kenichiro Kimura, Kiyokazu Hashigoe and Mitsunori Oka
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:21
  43. Beverages prepared by fermenting plants have a long history of use for medicinal, social, and ritualistic purposes around the world. Socio-linguistic groups throughout China have traditionally used plants as f...

    Authors: Jianwu He, Ruifei Zhang, Qiyi Lei, Gongxi Chen, Kegang Li, Selena Ahmed and Chunlin Long
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:20
  44. The western Gironès is a district located in NE Catalonia (NE Iberian Peninsula). This area comprising 186.55 km2 and 10,659 inhabitants is composed of 5 municipalities encompassing 29 villages, located in the hy...

    Authors: Airy Gras, Ginesta Serrasolses, Joan Vallès and Teresa Garnatje
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:19

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