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  1. An accessory to modern developing economies includes a shift from traditional, laborious lifestyles and cuisine to more sedentary careers, recreation and convenience-based foodstuffs. Similar changes in the de...

    Authors: Rachel Schwallier, Hugo J de Boer, Natasja Visser, Rogier R van Vugt and Barbara Gravendeel

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:24

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  2. The Lhoba are a small ethnic group, located in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. Until 1960, their livelihood was predominantly based on swidden agriculture, hunting, and gathering. To investigate and docu...

    Authors: Feifei Li, Jingxian Zhuo, Bo Liu, Devra Jarvis and Chunlin Long

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:23

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  3. In Ethiopia, medicinal plants have continued to play vital role in fulfilling human and livestock healthcare needs of different communities. However, these valuable resources are being depleted mainly due to a...

    Authors: Solomon Araya, Balcha Abera and Mirutse Giday

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:22

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  4. Access to useful plants is a growing problem in Africa, increased by the loss of natural vegetation and the erosion of traditional knowledge. Ethnobotany contributes to promote these indigenous knowledge. Desp...

    Authors: Djah F Malan, Danho F R Neuba and Kouakou L Kouakou

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:21

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  5. Discussions surrounding ethnobiological classification have been broad and diverse. One of the recurring questions is whether classification is mainly based on the “inherent structure of biological reality” or...

    Authors: Anna Poncet, Christian R Vogl and Caroline S Weckerle

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:13

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  6. Fishing is one of the oldest human activities and constitutes a source of income and livelihood for millions of people, particularly in coastal regions. This study aimed to characterize the types of fish use a...

    Authors: Marcia Freire Pinto, José Silva Mourão and Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:20

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  7. Data derived from studies of fishers’ local ecological knowledge (LEK) can be invaluable to the proposal of new studies and more appropriate management strategies. This study analyzed the fisher’s LEK about tr...

    Authors: Milena Ramires, Mariana Clauzet, Walter Barrella, Matheus M Rotundo, Renato AM Silvano and Alpina Begossi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:19

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  8. Carapa procera is a native oil tree species with multipurpose values traditionally exploited by the local population in Southern Mali. This study focused on the assessment of local knowledge ab...

    Authors: Urbain Dembélé, Anne Mette Lykke, Yénizié Koné, Bino Témé and Amadou Malé Kouyaté

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:14

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  9. The Caribbean Basin has complex biogeographical and cultural histories that have shaped its highly diverse botanical and cultural landscapes. As a result, the current ethnic composition of the Basin is a heter...

    Authors: Wendy Torres-Avilez, Martha Méndez-González, Rafael Durán-García, Isabelle Boulogne and Lionel Germosén-Robineau

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:18

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  10. Nature is perceived in a variety of forms, and the perception of nature can also be expressed in different ways. Local art may represent the perception of nature by humans. It can embody perception, imaginatio...

    Authors: Alpina Begossi and Rodrigo Caires

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:16

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  11. The concept of eco-cultural health considers the dynamic interaction between humans and ecosystems, emphasizing the implications of the health of the ecosystem for the health and well-being of human population...

    Authors: Sofia Zank, Nivaldo Peroni, Elcida Lima de Araújo and Natalia Hanazaki

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:11

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  12. Game theory enables the predictive study of the behavior of agents that recognize the mutual interdependence of their decisions and act rationally and strategically to maximize their own gains. In this paper, ...

    Authors: Rafael RV Silva, Laura Jane Gomes and Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:6

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  13. Southeast Asia is known for its rich linguistic, cultural and biological diversity. While ethnobiology in the west has benefitted greatly from intellectual and methodological advances over the last decades, th...

    Authors: Syafitri Hidayati, F Merlin Franco and Rainer W Bussmann

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:17

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  14. Medicinal plants are traded as products with vernacular names, but these folk taxonomies do not always correspond one-to-one with scientific plant names. These local species entities can be defined as ethnospe...

    Authors: Joseph Otieno, Siri Abihudi, Sarina Veldman, Michael Nahashon, Tinde van Andel and Hugo J de Boer

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:10

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  15. The West African country of Burkina Faso (BFA) is an example for the enduring importance of traditional plant use today. A large proportion of its 17 million inhabitants lives in rural communities and strongly...

    Authors: Alexander Zizka, Adjima Thiombiano, Stefan Dressler, Blandine MI Nacoulma, Amadé Ouédraogo, Issaka Ouédraogo, Oumarou Ouédraogo, Georg Zizka, Karen Hahn and Marco Schmidt

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:9

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  16. Agroforestry systems (AFS) are valuable production systems that allow concealing benefits provision with conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services. We analysed AFS of the zone of alluvial valleys of ...

    Authors: Mariana Vallejo, Alejandro Casas, Edgar Pérez-Negrón, Ana I Moreno-Calles, Omar Hernández-Ordoñez, Oswaldo Tellez and Patricia Dávila

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:8

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  17. This study evaluated local knowledge of the fodder plants of the Caatinga in northeast Brazil (seasonal dry forest). Specifically, the goal was to catalog local knowledge regarding the use of native and exotic...

    Authors: Alissandra Trajano Nunes, Reinaldo Farias Paivade Lucena, Mércia Virgínia Ferreira dos Santos and Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:12

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  18. Farming communities have continuous interactions with their environment. Subsistence farmers are particularly vulnerable to the vagaries of weather. These are pre-requisites for increased wild edible plant con...

    Authors: Samuel Ojelel and Esezah K Kakudidi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:7

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  19. Wild and domestic animals and their by-products are important ingredients in the preparation of curative, protective and preventive medicines. Despite the medicinal use of animals worldwide, this topic has rec...

    Authors: Jorge Hernandez, Claudia M Campos and Carlos E Borghi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:15

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  20. Remnant forests found in areas that have long been converted to agricultural landscapes are refuges of wild useful plants; and societies inhabiting them are custodians of rich indigenous botanical knowledge. T...

    Authors: Getnet Chekole, Zemede Asfaw and Ensermu Kelbessa

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:4

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  21. Previous studies showed an in-depth ecological understanding by traditional people of managing natural resources. We studied the landscape ethnoecological knowledge (LEEK) of Székelys on the basis of 16-19th cent...

    Authors: Zsolt Molnár, Krisztina Gellény, Katalin Margóczi and Marianna Biró

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:3

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  22. Cameroon is known as Africa in miniature because of its multitude of ecosystems and associated biodiversity, cultures and traditions. The country also harbors very ancient human populations whose relationship ...

    Authors: Kadiri Serge Bobo, Fodjou Florence Mariam Aghomo and Bonito Chia Ntumwel

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:2

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  23. Rural households in the Mahafaly region of semi-arid SW-Madagascar strongly depend on the exploitation of natural resources for their basic needs and income regeneration. An overuse of such resources threatens...

    Authors: Jessica N Andriamparany, Katja Brinkmann, Vololoniaina Jeannoda and Andreas Buerkert

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:82

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  24. The present study examined the exploitation of bird species by the residents of a rural community in the Brazilian semi-arid zone, and their preferences for species with different characteristics.

    Authors: Pedro Hudson Rodrigues Teixeira, Thiago do Nascimento Thel, Jullio Marques Rocha Ferreira, Severino Mendes de Azevedo Jr, Wallace Rodrigues Telino Junior and Rachel Maria Lyra-Neves

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:81

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  25. Agrobiodiversity is said to contribute to the sustainability of agricultural systems and food security. However, how this is achieved especially in smallholder farming systems in arid and semi-arid areas is ra...

    Authors: Alcade C Segnon and Enoch G Achigan-Dako

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:80

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  26. TEK, ecological and economic aspects of columnar cacti were studied in the Tehuacán Valley, Mexico to design sustainable regimes of fruit harvest. We analysed the amounts of edible fruit, seeds and flowers pro...

    Authors: Edgar Pérez-Negrón, Patricia Dávila and Alejandro Casas

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:79

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  27. In South Africa, traditional health practitioners’ (THPs) explanatory frameworks concerning illness aetiologies are much researched. However there is a gap in the literature on how THPs understand HIV-related ...

    Authors: Denver Davids, Tarryn Blouws, Oluwaseyi Aboyade, Diana Gibson, Joop T De Jong, Charlotte Van’t Klooster and Gail Hughes

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:77

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  28. Pangolins (Manidae) have long been used for traditional medicinal purposes in most parts of sub-Saharan Africa. However, very little is known about the extent of this use, the body parts that are used and the ...

    Authors: Maxwell K Boakye, Darren W Pietersen, Antoinette Kotzé, Desiré L Dalton and Raymond Jansen

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:76

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  29. The purpose of this study is to investigate and analyze the traditional knowledge of medicinal plants used by residents in Gayasan National Park in order to obtain basic data regarding the sustainable conserva...

    Authors: Mi-Jang Song, Hyun Kim, Byoung-Yoon Lee, Heldenbrand Brian, Chan-Ho Park and Chang-Woo Hyun

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:74

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  30. Large carnivores such as pumas are frequently killed due to conflicts with human populations involving predation on domestic herds. In Southern Brazil, traditional pasture systems, where animals feed without s...

    Authors: Francine Schulz, Rodrigo C Printes and Larissa R Oliveira

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:73

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  31. Poverty is pervasive in the Swat Valley, Pakistan. Most of the people survive by farming small landholdings. Many earn additional income by collecting and selling plant material for use in herbal medicine. Thi...

    Authors: Hassan Sher, Ali Aldosari, Ahmad Ali and Hugo J de Boer

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:71

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  32. The genus Ficus, collectively known as figs, is a key component of tropical forests and is well known for its ethnobotanical importance. In recent decades an increasing number of studies have shown the indigenous...

    Authors: Yinxian Shi, Huabin Hu, Youkai Xu and Aizhong Liu

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:68

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  33. The Sierra Madre Occidental of Chihuahua in Northern Mexico is inhabited by indigenous Raramuris, mestizos, and other ethnic groups. The territory consists of canyons and ravines with pine, oak and pine-oak fo...

    Authors: Miroslava Quiñónez-Martínez, Felipe Ruan-Soto, Ivonne Estela Aguilar-Moreno, Fortunato Garza-Ocañas, Toutcha Lebgue-Keleng, Pablo Antonio Lavín-Murcio and Irma Delia Enríquez-Anchondo

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:67

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  34. Agave inaequidens and A. hookeri are anciently used species for producing the fermented beverage ‘pulque’, food and fiber in central Mexico. A. inaequidens is wild and cultivated and A. hookeri only cultivated, A...

    Authors: Carmen Julia Figueredo, Alejandro Casas, Patricia Colunga-GarcíaMarín, Jafet M Nassar and Antonio González-Rodríguez

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:66

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  35. In the Amazon rainforest, biodiversity is a significant resource for traditional communities, as it can be used as a relevant source of protein and it has a promising zootherapeutic potential. Studies on knowl...

    Authors: Flávio Bezerra Barros and Pierre de Aguiar Azevedo

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:65

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  36. This study aims to understand how the stem bark of Stryphnodendron rotundifolium Mart. is used by a rural community in the savanna of Northeastern Brazil, associated with a preliminary assessment involving plant ...

    Authors: Ivanilda Soares Feitosa, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque and Júlio Marcelino Monteiro

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:64

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  37. Agave species have been used for thousands of years in the Tehuacán Valley, but the current mescal production has great impact on populations of the most used species. Harvesting of A. potatorum takes place befor...

    Authors: América Delgado-Lemus, Alejandro Casas and Oswaldo Téllez

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:63

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  38. Trough collections of plants and interviews with 110 individuals, an ethnobotanical study was conducted in order to determine the knowledge and use plant species in Rayones, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The aim of this...

    Authors: Eduardo Estrada-Castillón, Miriam Garza-López, José Ángel Villarreal-Quintanilla, María Magdalena Salinas-Rodríguez, Brianda Elizabeth Soto-Mata, Humberto González-Rodríguez, Dino Ulises González-Uribe, Israel Cantú-Silva, Artemio Carrillo-Parra and César Cantú-Ayala

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:62

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  39. The taste and smell of medicinal plants and their relation to the cultural landscape of a Mapuche-Tehuelche community in the Patagonian steppe was investigated. We assume that the landscapes as a source of the...

    Authors: Soledad Molares and Ana Ladio

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:61

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  40. Miombo woodlands play an important role in the livelihood of people living in sub-equatorial African countries, contributing to satisfy basic human needs such as food, medicine, fuelwood and building materials. H...

    Authors: Piero Bruschi, Matteo Mancini, Elisabetta Mattioli, Michela Morganti and Maria Adele Signorini

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:59

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  41. Traditional agrosystems are the places were crop species have evolved and continue to evolve under a combination of human and environmental pressures. A better knowledge of the mechanisms underlying the dynami...

    Authors: Lamyae Chentoufi, Ali Sahri, Mustapha Arbaoui, Loubna Belqadi, Ahmed Birouk, Pierre Roumet and Marie-Hélène Muller

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:58

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  42. Known worldwide as the “traveler’s tree”, the Malagasy endemic species Ravenala madagascariensis Sonn. (Strelitziaceae) is considered as an iconic symbol of Madagascar. It is a widespread species in the eastern p...

    Authors: Nivo Rakotoarivelo, Aina Razanatsima, Fortunat Rakotoarivony, Lucien Rasoaviety, Aro Vonjy Ramarosandratana, Vololoniaina Jeannoda, Alyse R Kuhlman, Armand Randrianasolo and Rainer W Bussmann

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014 10:57

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