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  1. Understanding factors driving farmers’ uses of crop genetic resources is a key component not only to design appropriate conservation strategies but also to promote sustainable production. However, in Benin, li...

    Authors: Mathieu Anatole Tele Ayenan, Agyemang Danquah, Léonard Essehou Ahoton and Kwadwo Ofori
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:37
  2. The use of truffles in Poland has a long tradition, yet due to some historical aspects, this knowledge was lost. Currently, truffles and truffle orchards are again receiving attention, and thanks to, e.g., his...

    Authors: Aleksandra Rosa-Gruszecka, Dorota Hilszczańska, Wojciech Gil and Bogusław Kosel
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:36
  3. The use of birds as pets has been a historical tradition in Mexico since prehispanic times. It has survived through bird traders, called pajareros, which is a local name given to the trade (derived from pájaro, t...

    Authors: Blanca Roldán-Clarà, Víctor M. Toledo and Ileana Espejel
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:35
  4. The semi-arid environments harbor nearly 40% of biodiversity, and half of indigenous cultures of Mexico. Thousands of communities settled in these areas depend on agriculture and using wild biodiversity for th...

    Authors: Vincent M. Hoogesteger van Dijk, Alejandro Casas and Ana Isabel Moreno-Calles
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:34
  5. The combined efforts to combat outdoor/indoor transmission of malaria parasites are hampered by the emerging vector resistance in a wide variety of malaria-endemic settings of Africa and the rest of the world,...

    Authors: Roger Ducos Fokouo Youmsi, Patrick Valère Tsouh Fokou, Elisabeth Zeuko’o Menkem, Issakou Bakarnga-Via, Rodrigue Keumoe, Victor Nana and Fabrice Fekam Boyom
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:33
  6. Traditional knowledge (TK) has enabled communities to adapt to changes in life conditions over centuries. However, this local context is being dramatically affected by recent changes through globalization and ...

    Authors: Narel Paniagua-Zambrana, Rainer W. Bussmann and Manuel J. Macía
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:32
  7. The paper presents the first ethnobotanical application of Ellenberg indicator values, which are widely used in European plant ecology. The aim of the study was to find out if Ellenberg values (indicating habi...

    Authors: Ivana Vitasović Kosić, Josip Juračak and Łukasz Łuczaj
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:31
  8. Acquiring fast and accurate information on ecological patterns of fishery resources is a basic first step for their management. However, some countries may lack the technical and/or the financial means to unde...

    Authors: Mauro Sergio Pinheiro LIMA, Jorge Eduardo LINS OLIVEIRA, Marcelo Francisco de NÓBREGA and Priscila Fabiana Macedo LOPES
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:30
  9. Understanding food beliefs and practices is critical to the development of dietary recommendations, nutritional programmes, and educational messages. This study aimed to understand the pregnancy food beliefs a...

    Authors: Roselyter Monchari Riang’a, Jacqueline Broerse and Anne Kisaka Nangulu
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:29
  10. Xishuangbanna of Yunnan Province, southwest of China belongs to a global biodiversity and cultural hotspot. Agrobiodiversity plays an essential role in local livelihoods and traditional culture in the region. ...

    Authors: Shicai Shen, Gaofeng Xu, Diyu Li, David Roy Clements, Fudou Zhang, Guimei Jin, Jianyong Wu, Pingfang Wei, Song Lin and Dayuan Xue
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:28
  11. The chief aim of this study was to enlist the ethnobotanical uses of wild plants in district Sheikhupura, province Punjab, Pakistan. Due to extreme geographical and climatic conditions, Pakistan has a great fl...

    Authors: Maria Zahoor, Zubaida Yousaf, Tahreem Aqsa, Manahil Haroon, Nadia Saleh, Arusa Aftab, Sadia Javed, Mouzma Qadeer and Habiba Ramazan
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:27
  12. European sardines are an important fishing resource in the North Atlantic. Recognized for its great commercial and economic value in southern Europe, this resource currently has low stock indices. From this pe...

    Authors: Heitor O. Braga, Ulisses M. Azeiteiro, Henrique M. F. Oliveira and Miguel A. Pardal
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:25
  13. Livestock rearing is one of the oldest and most important types of smallholder farming worldwide. The sustainability of livestock production depends on the efficient utilization of locally available resources....

    Authors: Yanfei Geng, Guoxiong Hu, Sailesh Ranjitkar, Yuhua Wang, Dengpan Bu, Shengji Pei, Xiaokun Ou, Yang Lu, Xuelan Ma and Jianchu Xu
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:24
  14. Diet and nutrition-related behaviours are embedded in cultural and environmental contexts: adoption of new knowledge depends on how easily it can be integrated into existing knowledge systems. As dietary diver...

    Authors: Bronwen Powell, Rachel Bezner Kerr, Sera L. Young and Timothy Johns
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:23
  15. Biocultural knowledge provides valuable insight into ecological processes, and can guide conservation practitioners in local contexts. In many regions, however, such knowledge is underutilized due to its often...

    Authors: Alexander R. O’Neill, Hemant K. Badola, Pitamber P. Dhyani and Santosh K. Rana
    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2017 13:21
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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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  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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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