Evolutionary Ethnobiology

  • Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
  • Patrícia Muniz De Medeiros
  • Alejandro Casas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque, Patrícia Muniz de Medeiros, Alejandro Casas
    Pages 1-5
  3. Patrícia Muniz de Medeiros, Marcelo Alves Ramos, Gustavo Taboada Soldati, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
    Pages 7-20
  4. Alejandro Casas, Fabiola Parra, José Blancas
    Pages 21-36
  5. Alejandro Casas, Fabiola Parra, Selene Rangel, Susana Guillén, José Blancas, Carmen J. Figueredo
    Pages 37-57
  6. C. Haris Saslis-Lagoudakis, Nina Rønsted, Andrew C. Clarke, Julie A. Hawkins
    Pages 59-72
  7. Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque, Washington Soares Ferreira Júnior, Flávia Rosa Santoro, Wendy Marisol Torres-Avilez, José Ribamar Sousa Júnior
    Pages 73-87
  8. Washington Soares Ferreira Júnior, André Luiz Borba Nascimento, Marcelo Alves Ramos, Patrícia Muniz de Medeiros, Gustavo Taboada Soldati, Flávia Rosa Santoro et al.
    Pages 105-119
  9. André Luiz Borba Nascimento, Washington Soares Ferreira Júnior, Marcelo Alves Ramos, Patrícia Muniz de Medeiros, Gustavo Taboada Soldati, Flávia Rosa Santoro et al.
    Pages 121-130
  10. Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque, Gustavo Taboada Soldati, Marcelo Alves Ramos, Joabe Gomes de Melo, Patrícia Muniz de Medeiros, André Luiz Borba Nascimento et al.
    Pages 131-147
  11. Patrícia Muniz de Medeiros, Ana Haydée Ladio, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
    Pages 149-162
  12. Patrícia Muniz de Medeiros, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
    Pages 163-174
  13. Washington Soares Ferreira Júnior, Letícia Zenóbia de Oliveira Campos, Andrea Pieroni, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
    Pages 175-184
  14. Washington Soares Ferreira Júnior, Margarita Paloma Cruz, Fábio José Vieira, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
    Pages 185-197
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 199-204

About this book


This work adds an ecological and evolutionary perspective to the study of the relations between humans and natural resources. The first to cover this subject in English, this text studies the branch of ethnobiology that analyzes the evolutionary history of human behavioral patterns and human understanding about biological resources, considering the historical and contemporary aspects that influence these behaviors at both the individual and societal levels.

Ethnobiology aggregates different theoretical, epistemological, and methodological perspectives. While some of these perspectives ignore the ecological and evolutionary nature of ethnobiology, the conventional ecological science insufficiently considers human aspects as topics of theoretical interest. Through exploring theories in ethnobiology, this work examines the interrelationships between people and nature, considering the forces that helped shape this inextricable link.


Cultural evolution Ecological ethnobiology Evolutionary Ecology Evolutionary ethnobiology Niche Construction Theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
    • 1
  • Patrícia Muniz De Medeiros
    • 2
  • Alejandro Casas
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de BiologiaUniversidade Federal Rural de PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  2. 2.Institute of Environmental Sciences and Sustainable DevelopmentUniversidade Federal do Oeste da BahiaBarreirasBrazil
  3. 3.Instituto de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas y SustentabiilidadUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMoreliaMexico

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