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Methods and Techniques in Ethnobiology and Ethnoecology

Handbook / Manual
The first comprehensive book of ethnobiological methods in English
Includes methods of both natural and social sciences
A practical and simple guide in ethnobiology research methods and techniques in a single book

Series: Springer Protocols Handbooks

By: Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque (Editor), Luiz Vital Fernandes Cruz da Cunha (Editor), Reinaldo Farias Paiva Lucena (Editor), Romulo Romeu Nobrega Alves (Editor)

461 pages, 18 colour & 35 b/w illustrations, 44 tables

Humana Press

Hardback | Nov 2013 | #208772 | ISBN-13: 9781461486350
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About this book

Humans represent just one of many species that constitute the planet's biodiversity. Nevertheless, as the dominant species, humans have been the primary agent of the transformation of natural spaces. Therefore, the study of human interactions, biodiversity, and the environment that surrounds them is a basic tool for understanding the factors that bind human societies to natural resources. Within this context, ethnobiology is a promising discipline that can play a key role as a mediator of dialogue between different academic disciplines and traditional knowledge, a union essential in enabling contextualized and sustainable alternatives to exploitative practices and biodiversity management.

Methods and Techniques in Ethnobiology and Ethnoecology introduces the basic techniques and methods traditionally used in ethnobiology and ethnoecology. Comprised of 28 chapters, Methods and Techniques in Ethnobiology and Ethnoecology covers the different qualitative and quantitative aspects of ethnobiology research methods, as well as methods from natural and social sciences that will be useful to both beginners and senior researchers.

Written by internationally renowned experts in the fields, Methods and Techniques in Ethnobiology and Ethnoecology is a valuable resource for researchers and students interested in ethnobiology.


1. Selection of Research Participants Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque, Reinaldo Farias Paiva de Lucena, Ernani Machado de Freitas Lins Neto
2. Methods and Techniques Used to Collect Ethnobiological Data Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque, Marcelo Alves Ramos, Reinaldo Farias de Paiva Lucena, Nelson Leal Alencar
3. Participatory Methods in Ethnobiological and Ethnoecological Research Shana Sampaio Sieber, Taline Cristina da Silva, Leticia Zenobia de Oliveira Campos, Sofia Zanke, Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque
4. Oral History in Ethnobiology and Ethnoecology Maria Franco Trindade Medeiros, Taline Cristina da Silva, Rosemary da Silva Sousa, Rafael Ricardo Vasconcelos Silva
5. Procedures for Documentary Analysis in the Establishment of Ethnobiological Information Maria Franco Trindade Medeiros
6. Use of Visual Stimuli in Ethnobiological Research Patricia Muniz de Medeiros, Alyson Luiz Santos de Almeida, Reinaldo Farias Paiva de Lucena, Francisco Jose Bezerra Souto, Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque
7. Methods in Research of Environmental Perception Taline Cristina da Silva, Margarita Paloma Cruz, Thiago Antonio de Sousa Araujo, Maria Luiza Schwarz, Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque
8. Methods for Data Collection in Medical Ethnobiology Washington Soares Ferreira Junior, Nelson Leal Alencar, Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque
9. Introduction to Botanical Taxonomy Alessandro Rapini
10. Analysis of Vegetation in Ethnobotanical Studies Elcida de Lima Araujo, Elba Maria Nogueira Ferraz
11. Techniques for Collecting and Processing Plant Material and their Application in Ethnobotany Research Lucilene Lima dos Santos, Fabio Jose Vieir, Luciana Gomes de Sousa Nascimento, Ana Carolina Oliveira da Silva, Leidiana Lima dos Santos, Gardene Maria de Sousa
12. An Introduction to Zoological Taxonomy and the Collection and Preparation of Zoological Specimens Kleber Silva Vieira, Washington Luis Silva Vieira, Romulo Romeu Nobrega Alves
13. Sampling in Ethnobotanical Studies of Medicinal Plants Mariano Martinez Espinosa, Isanete G. C. Bieski, Domingos T. O. Martins
14. Indigenous Populations - Some Peculiarities Fabio de Oliveira Freitas
15. Participatory Mapping of the Terrestrial Landscape in Brazil: Experiences and Potentialities Taline Cristina da Silva, Washington Soares Ferreira Junior, Patricia Muniz de Medeiros, Thiago Antonio de Sousa Araujo, Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque
16. Chemical Tools Applied to Ethnobotanical Studies Tadeu Jose da Silva Peixoto Sobrinho, Thiago Antonio de Sousa Araujo, Cecilia de Fatima Castelo Branco Rangel de Almeida, Elba Lucia Cavalcanti de Amorim
17. In vitro and in vivo Antibacterial and Antifungal Screening of Natural Plant Products: Prospective Standardization of Basic Methods Jose Vitor Lima-Filho, Rossana de Aguiar Cordeiro
18. Urban Ethnobotany: Theoretical and Methodological Contributions Julio Alberto Hurrell, Maria Lelia Pochettino
19. The Dynamics of Use of Non-traditional Ethnobiological Products: Some Aspects of Study Ana Ladio, Soledad Molares
20. Plant Anatomy in Ethnobotanical Research: Micrographic Techniques and Applications Soledad Molares, Ana Ladio
21. Methods and Techniques for Research on the Supply Chains of Biodiversity Products Rafael Ricardo Vasconcelos da Silva, Laura Jane Gomes, Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque
22. Methods and Techniques Applied to Ethnobotanical Studies of Timber Resources Marcelo Alves Ramos, Patricia Muniz de Medeiros, Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque
23. Ethnobiological Research in Public Markets Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque, Julio Marcelino Monteiro, Marcelo Alves Ramos, Elba Lucia Cavalcanti de Amorim, Romulo Romeu da Nobrega Alves
24. Techniques for Analysis of Quantitative Ethnobiological Data: Use of Indices Valdeline Atanazio da Silva, Viviany Teixeira do Nascimento, Gustavo Taboada Soldati, Maria Franco Trindade Medeiros, Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque
25. Ecological Methods in Ethnobotanical and Ethnobiological Research: Using Diversity Measurements and Richness Estimators Nivaldo Peroni, Helder Farias Pereira Araujo, Natalia Hanazaki
26. Principles of Inferential Statistics Applied to Ethnobiology and Ethnoecology Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque, Patricia Muniz de Medeiros, Alyson Luiz Santos de Almeida
27. Problems and Perspectives in the Publication of Ethnobiological Studies Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque, Natalia Hanazaki, Joabe Gomes de Melo
28. "Returning" Ethnobiological Research to the Communities Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque, Thiago Antonio de Sousa Araujo, Gustavo Taboada Soldati, Lucia Regina Rangel de Moraes Valente Fernandes

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