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  1. Knowledge about wild edible plants (WEPs) has a high direct-use value. Yet, little is known about factors shaping the distribution and transfer of knowledge of WEPs at global level and there is concern that us...

    Authors: Nerea Turreira-García, Ida Theilade, Henrik Meilby and Marten Sørensen

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:52

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  2. The Araucaria Forest is associated with the Atlantic Forest domain and is a typical ecosystem of southern Brazil. The expansion of Araucaria angustifolia had a human influence in southern Brazil, where historical...

    Authors: Anna Jacinta Machado Mello and Nivaldo Peroni

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:51

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  3. The relationship between spirituality, religion and medicine has been recognized since antiquity. Despite large differences in their history, society, economy and cultures human communities shared a common bel...

    Authors: Nelide Romeo, Olivier Gallo and Giuseppe Tagarelli

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:50

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  4. Bapedi traditional healers of Blouberg are custodians of indigenous knowledge on medicinal plants of this region. They provide primary health care to a large number of people in the Blouberg area of South Afri...

    Authors: Malehu K Mathibela, Bronwyn A Egan, Helena J Du Plessis and Martin J Potgieter

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:49

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  5. The editors of Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 10 (2014).

    Authors: Andrea Pieroni

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:47

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  6. Wild plants are used as food for human populations where people still depend on natural resources to survive. This study aimed at identifying wild plants and edible uses known in four rural communities of the ...

    Authors: Ieda Maria Bortolotto, Maria Christina de Mello Amorozo, Germano Guarim Neto, Jens Oldeland and Geraldo Alves Damasceno-Junior

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:46

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  7. Since outside the tribal areas of North-East India it is not widely known, neither in the world nor in India itself, that rats are considered a delicious food item, this was one of several reasons why we decid...

    Authors: Victor Benno Meyer-Rochow, Karsing Megu and Jharna Chakravorty

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:45

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  8. Garo Hills represents one of earliest human habitation in Bangladesh preserving its ancient cultures due to the geographic location. It is situated in the most northern part of Durgapur sub-district having bor...

    Authors: Md. Arif Khan, Md. Khirul Islam, Md. Afjalus Siraj, Sanjib Saha, Apurba Kumar Barman, Khalijah Awang, Md. Mustafizur Rahman, Jamil A. Shilpi, Rownak Jahan, Erena Islam and Mohammed Rahmatullah

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:44

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  9. In rural communities of Thailand, traditional healers still play an important role in local health care systems even though modern medicine is easily accessible. Meanwhile, natural forests in Thailand which ar...

    Authors: Katesarin Maneenoon, Chuanchom Khuniad, Yaowalak Teanuan, Nisachon Saedan, Supatra Prom-in, Nitiphol Rukleng, Watid Kongpool, Phongsura Pinsook and Winyu Wongwiwat

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:43

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  10. Shui communities of southwest China have an extensive history of using wild plants as starters (Xiaoqu) to prepare fermented beverages that serve important roles in interpersonal relationships and cultural events...

    Authors: Liya Hong, Jingxian Zhuo, Qiyi Lei, Jiangju Zhou, Selena Ahmed, Chaoying Wang, Yuxiao Long, Feifei Li and Chunlin Long

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:42

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  11. Food and herbal medicinal therapy is an important aspect of Chinese traditional culture and traditional Chinese medicine. The Naxi are indigenous residents of the Ancient Tea Horse Road, and the medicine of th...

    Authors: Lingling Zhang, Yu Zhang, Shengji Pei, Yanfei Geng, Chen Wang and Wang Yuhua

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:40

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  12. Kosovo represents a unique hotspot of biological and cultural diversity in Europe, which allows for interesting cross-cultural ethnobotanical studies. The aims of this study were twofold: 1) to document the st...

    Authors: Behxhet Mustafa, Avni Hajdari, Andrea Pieroni, Bledar Pulaj, Xhemajli Koro and Cassandra L Quave

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:39

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  13. Several ethnobiology studies evaluate the cultural significance (CS) of plants and mushrooms. However, this is not the case for mammals. It is important to make studies of CS allowing the comparison of cultura...

    Authors: Yasminda García del Valle, Eduardo J Naranjo, Javier Caballero, Carlos Martorell, Felipe Ruan-Soto and Paula L Enríquez

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:36

    Content type: Research

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  14. Ethnoveterinary medicine is a topic of growing interest among ethnobiologists, and is integral to the agricultural practices of many ethnic groups across the globe. The ethnoveterinary pharmacopoeia is often c...

    Authors: Sámuel Gergely Bartha, Cassandra L Quave, Lajos Balogh and Nóra Papp

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:35

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  15. This essay, which is the 6th in the series “Recollections, Reflections, and Revelations: Ethnobiologists and Their First Time in the Field”, is a personal reflection by the researcher on his first field experienc...

    Authors: Zsolt Molnár

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:34

    Content type: Review

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  16. Ethnobotanical knowledge continues to be important for treating illness in many rural communities, despite access to health care clinics and pharmaceuticals. However, access to health care clinics and other mo...

    Authors: Allison L Hopkins, John Richard Stepp, Christopher McCarty and Judith S Gordon

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:33

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  17. This paper is based on an ethnobotanical investigation that focused on the traditional medicinal plants used by local Maonan people to treat human diseases in Maonan concentration regions. The Maonan people ha...

    Authors: Liya Hong, Zhiyong Guo, Kunhui Huang, Shanjun Wei, Bo Liu, Shaowu Meng and Chunlin Long

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:32

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  18. The present study is intended to compare and document the therapeutic flora, their remedial use, and the traditional knowledge used frequently by the residents of the Cholistan desert and Pothwar (Potohar) Pla...

    Authors: Sadia Malik, Saeed Ahmad, Alia Sadiq, Khurshid Alam, Hafiz Muhammad Wariss, Imtiaz Ahmad, Muhammad Qasim Hayat, Shazia Anjum and Muhammad Mukhtar

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:31

    Content type: Review

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  19. The inclusion of traditional plant-based ecto-parasite control methods in primary health care of livestock is increasingly becoming an important intervention for improving livestock productivity in resource-ch...

    Authors: Emmanuel Tendai Nyahangare, Brighton Marimanzi Mvumi and Tonderai Mutibvu

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:30

    Content type: Research

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  20. Termites are mainly known for damage caused to human beings, both in urban and rural areas. However, these insects play an important role in the decomposition of organic matter in tropical regions and are impo...

    Authors: Rozzanna Esther Cavalcanti Reis de Figueirêdo, Alexandre Vasconcellos, Iamara Silva Policarpo and Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:29

    Content type: Review

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  21. Cultivation is the most appropriate management option when both demand and harvesting of wild plant species increase beyond natural production levels. In the current study we made the assumption that, besides ...

    Authors: Sognigbe N’Danikou, Enoch G Achigan-Dako, Dedeou A Tchokponhoue, Chaldia OA Agossou, Carlos A Houdegbe, Raymond S Vodouhe and Adam Ahanchede

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:28

    Content type: Research

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  22. Digestive system disorders have a substantial effect on worldwide morbidity and mortality rates, including in Thailand, where the majority of the rural areas have a lack of proper sanitation and awareness abou...

    Authors: Kornkanok Tangjitman, Chalobol Wongsawad, Kaweesin Kamwong, Treetip Sukkho and Chusie Trisonthi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:27

    Content type: Research

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  23. Sarma - cooked leaves rolled around a filling made from rice and/or minced meat, possibly vegetables and seasoning plants – represents one of the most widespread feasting dishes of the Middle E...

    Authors: Yunus Dogan, Anely Nedelcheva, Łukasz Łuczaj, Constantin Drăgulescu, Gjoshe Stefkov, Aida Maglajlić, Jonathan Ferrier, Nora Papp, Avni Hajdari, Behxhet Mustafa, Zora Dajić-Stevanović and Andrea Pieroni

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:26

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  24. An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants was conducted in Ada’a District, Eastern Shewa Zone of Oromia Regional State of Ethiopia. The objective of the study was to identify and document medicinal plants an...

    Authors: Alemayehu Kefalew, Zemede Asfaw and Ensermu Kelbessa

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2015 11:25

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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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