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  1. Research

    Farmers’ perception of termites in agriculture production and their indigenous utilization in Northwest Benin

    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 ...

    Laura Estelle Yêyinou Loko, Azize Orobiyi, Paterne Agre, Alexandre Dansi, Manuele Tamò and Yves Roisin

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:64

    Published on: 21 November 2017

  2. Research

    Medicinal plants used by women in Mecca: urban, Muslim and gendered knowledge

    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...

    Afnan Alqethami, Julie A. Hawkins and Irene Teixidor-Toneu

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:62

    Published on: 17 November 2017

  3. Research

    Famine food of vegetal origin consumed in the Netherlands during World War II

    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...

    Tom Vorstenbosch, Ingrid de Zwarte, Leni Duistermaat and Tinde van Andel

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:63

    Published on: 17 November 2017

  4. Research

    Naukan ethnobotany in post-Soviet times: lost edibles and new medicinals

    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...

    Kevin A. Jernigan, Olga S. Belichenko, Valeria B. Kolosova and Darlene J. Orr

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:61

    Published on: 17 November 2017

  5. Research

    Traditions, beliefs and indigenous technologies in connection with the edible longhorn grasshopper Ruspolia differens (Serville 1838) in Tanzania

    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...

    Mercy W. Mmari, John N. Kinyuru, Henry S. Laswai and Judith K. Okoth

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:60

    Published on: 13 November 2017

  6. Research

    Sociocultural and ecological factors influencing management of edible and non-edible plants: the case of Ixcatlán, Mexico

    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 ...

    Selene Rangel-Landa, Alejandro Casas, Eduardo García-Frapolli and Rafael Lira

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:59

    Published on: 30 October 2017

  7. Research

    The implications of ritual practices and ritual plant uses on nature conservation: a case study among the Naxi in Yunnan Province, Southwest China

    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...

    Yanfei Geng, Guoxiong Hu, Sailesh Ranjitkar, Yinxian Shi, Yu Zhang and Yuhua Wang

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:58

    Published on: 25 October 2017

  8. Research

    Traditional knowledge hiding in plain sight – twenty-first century ethnobotany of the Chácobo in Beni, Bolivia

    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...

    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

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:57

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  9. Research

    Ethnobotanical studies of fodder grass resources for ruminant animals, based on the traditional knowledge of indigenous communities in Central Punjab Pakistan

    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 ...

    Nidaa Harun, Abdul Shakoor Chaudhry, Shabnum Shaheen, Kifayat Ullah and Farah Khan

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:56

    Published on: 4 October 2017

  10. Research

    Use of cultivated plants and non-plant remedies for human and animal home-medication in Liubań district, Belarus

    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 ...

    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

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:54

    Published on: 3 October 2017

  11. Research

    Medicinal plants used by inhabitants of the Shigar Valley, Baltistan region of Karakorum range-Pakistan

    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 ...

    Zaheer Abbas, Shujaul Mulk Khan, Jan Alam, Sher Wali Khan and Arshad Mehmood Abbasi

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:53

    Published on: 25 September 2017

  12. Research

    Sharing fishers´ ethnoecological knowledge of the European pilchard (Sardina pilchardus) in the westernmost fishing community in Europe

    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...

    Heitor de Oliveira Braga, Miguel Ângelo Pardal and Ulisses Miranda Azeiteiro

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:52

    Published on: 14 September 2017

  13. Research

    More fishers and fewer martens due to cumulative effects of forest management and climate change as evidenced from local knowledge

    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...

    Pauline Suffice, Hugo Asselin, Louis Imbeau, Marianne Cheveau and Pierre Drapeau

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:51

    Published on: 7 September 2017

  14. Research

    Ethnobotanical survey of wild food plants traditionally collected and consumed in the Middle Agri Valley (Basilicata region, southern Italy)

    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...

    Sabrina Sansanelli, Maura Ferri, Mirko Salinitro and Annalisa Tassoni

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:50

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  15. Research

    Ethnomedicinal plants used by local inhabitants of Jakholi block, Rudraprayag district, western Himalaya, India

    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...

    Ankit Singh, Mohan C. Nautiyal, Ripu M. Kunwar and Rainer W. Bussmann

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:49

    Published on: 24 August 2017

  16. Research

    Habits and customs of crab catchers in southern Bahia, Brazil

    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...

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

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:46

    Published on: 23 August 2017

  17. Review

    The therapeutic use of the dog in Spain: a review from a historical and cross-cultural perspective of a change in the human-dog relationship

    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, ...

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

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:47

    Published on: 23 August 2017

  18. Research

    Medicinal and commercial uses of ostrich products in Tanzania

    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, ...

    Flora Magige and Eivin Røskaft

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:48

    Published on: 23 August 2017

  19. Research

    Patient-centered boundary mechanisms to foster intercultural partnerships in health care: a case study in Guatemala

    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...

    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

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:44

    Published on: 8 August 2017

  20. Research

    Cognition, culture and utility: plant classification by Paraguayan immigrant farmers in Misiones, Argentina

    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...

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

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:42

    Published on: 25 July 2017

  21. Research

    Ethnomedicinal and cultural practices of mammals and birds in the vicinity of river Chenab, Punjab-Pakistan

    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...

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

    Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:41

    Published on: 12 July 2017

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