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Introduction to Ethnobiology

  • Introductory ethnobiology textbook for beginners
  • Includes a formal presentation of theories and approaches on the interrelationship between people and natural resources
  • Explains evolution and ecology as driving forces to understand human behavior regarding natural resources
  • Includes a reference list in each chapter as well as a small dictionary of ethnobiology terms and related areas

By: Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque(Editor), Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves(Editor)

322 pages, 10 colour & 5 b/w illustrations, 4 colour tables


Hardback | Mar 2016 | #232155 | ISBN-13: 9783319281537
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About this book

This textbook provides a basic introduction to ethnobiology with key concepts for beginners. It is also written for those who teach ethnobiology or related fields. The core issues and concepts, as well as approaches and theoretical positions are fully covered.


1. What Is Ethnobiology
2. History Ethnobiology
3. Ethnobiology Or Ethnoecology
4. Historical Ethnobiology
5. Paleoethnobiology
6. Urban Ethnobiology
7. Diaspora Ethnobiology
8. Ethnophycology
9. Gastronomic Ethnobiology
10. Ethnoprimatology
11. Ethnobiology Of Change
12. Political Ecology
13. Ethnobiology, Ethics And Traditional Knowledge Protection
14. What Is Environmental Perception
15. Biota Perception And Use
16. Biological Bases For Human Perception
17. Risk Perception
18. How And Why Should People Classify Natural Resources
19. Alternative Views Of Folk Classification
20. Fungi
21. Food Plants
22. Medicinal Plants
23. Tonic Plants
24. Magic Plants
25. Ornamental Plants
26. Timber Resources
27. Animal Resources
28. Plant And Landscape Local Management
29. Indigenous Use Of Tropical Biodiversity And Ecosystem Domestication
30. Extractivism Of Plant Resources
31. Plant Domestication
32. Domestication Of Animals
33. Ethnobiology And Biodiversity Conservation
34. Local Or Traditional Knowledge Transmission And Natural Resource Use
35. Gender And Age
36. Ethnicity, Income And Education
37. Urbanization, Modernization And Nature Knowledge
38. How Does Social Status Relate To Traditional Ecological Knowledge?
39. Plant Knowledge And Use In The Context Of Migration
40. Cultural Comparisons In Ethnobiological Research

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