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Methods and Techniques in Ethnobiology and Ethnoecology

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  • 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?

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Table of contents (28 protocols)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Selection of Research Participants

    • Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque, Reinaldo Farias Paiva de Lucena, Ernani Machado de Freitas Lins Neto
    Pages 1-13
  3. Methods and Techniques Used to Collect Ethnobiological Data

    • Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque, Marcelo Alves Ramos, Reinaldo Farias Paiva de Lucena, Nélson Leal Alencar
    Pages 15-37
  4. Participatory Methods in Ethnobiological and Ethnoecological Research

    • Shana Sampaio Sieber, Taline Cristina da Silva, Letícia Zenóbia de Oliveira Campos, Sofia Zank, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
    Pages 39-58
  5. Oral History in Ethnobiology and Ethnoecology

    • Maria Franco Trindade Medeiros, Taline Cristina da Silva, Rosemary da Silva Sousa, Rafael Ricardo Vasconcelos Silva
    Pages 59-73
  6. Use of Visual Stimuli in Ethnobiological Research

    • Patrícia Muniz de Medeiros, Alyson Luiz Santos de Almeida, Reinaldo Farias Paiva de Lucena, Francisco José Bezerra Souto, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
    Pages 87-98
  7. Methods in Research of Environmental Perception

    • Taline Cristina da Silva, Margarita Paloma Cruz, Thiago Antônio de Sousa Araújo, Maria Luiza Schwarz, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
    Pages 99-109
  8. Methods for Data Collection in Medical Ethnobiology

    • Washington Soares Ferreira Jr., Nélson Leal Alencar, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
    Pages 111-121
  9. Introduction to Botanical Taxonomy

    • Alessandro Rapini
    Pages 123-139
  10. Analysis of Vegetation in Ethnobotanical Studies

    • Elcida de Lima Araújo, Elba Maria Nogueira Ferraz
    Pages 141-159
  11. Techniques for Collecting and Processing Plant Material and Their Application in Ethnobotany Research

    • Lucilene Lima dos Santos, Fábio José Vieira, Luciana Gomes de Sousa Nascimento, Ana Carolina Oliveira da Silva, Leidiana Lima dos Santos, Gardene Maria de Sousa
    Pages 161-173
  12. An Introduction to Zoological Taxonomy and the Collection and Preparation of Zoological Specimens

    • Kleber Silva Vieira, Washington Luis Silva Vieira, Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves
    Pages 175-196
  13. Sampling in Ethnobotanical Studies of Medicinal Plants

    • Mariano Martinez Espinosa, Isanete G. C. Bieski, Domingos T. O. Martins
    Pages 197-212
  14. Indigenous Populations: Some Peculiarities

    • Fábio de Oliveira Freitas
    Pages 213-237
  15. Participatory Mapping of the Terrestrial Landscape in Brazil: Experiences and Potentialities

    • Taline Cristina da Silva, Washington Soares Ferreira Jr., Patrícia Muniz de Medeiros, Thiago Antônio de Sousa Araújo, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
    Pages 239-254
  16. Chemical Tools Applied to Ethnobotanical Studies

    • Tadeu José da Silva Peixoto Sobrinho, Thiago Antônio de Sousa Araújo, Cecília de Fátima Castelo Branco Rangel de Almeida, Elba Lúcia Cavalcanti de Amorim
    Pages 255-274
  17. Urban Ethnobotany: Theoretical and Methodological Contributions

    • Julio Alberto Hurrell, María Lelia Pochettino
    Pages 293-309

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, the book 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.

Keywords

  • data analysis
  • ethnobiology
  • ethnoecology
  • qualitative and quantitative methods
  • techniques

Reviews

“This new book is another publication in our discipline reviewing and suggesting methods and procedures for data collection and techniques for data analyses, among other issues. … The book combines chapters that will be of more interest for natural science researchers with others that will be more useful for social science researchers.” (Manuel J. Macía, Economic Botany, Vol. 70 (2), 2016)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

    Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque

  • Departmento de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Católica de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

    Luiz Vital Fernandes Cruz da Cunha

  • Departamento de Fitotecnia e Ciências Ambientais, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Areia, Brazil

    Reinaldo Farias Paiva de Lucena

  • Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Campina Grande, Brazil

    Rômulo Romeu Nobrega Alves

About the editors

Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque, PhD
Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Área de Botânica, Departamento de Biologia, Laboratório de Etnobotânica Aplicada, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

Luiz Vital Fernandes Cruz da Cunha, PhD
Universidade Católica de Pernambuco, Departmento de Ciências Biológicas, Recife, Brazil

Reinaldo Farias Paiva Lucena, PhD
Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Centro de Ciências Agrárias, Departamento de Fitotecnia e Ciências Ambientais, Setor de Ecologia e Biodiversidade, Laboratório de Etnoecologia, Areia, Paraíba, Brazil

Rômulo Romeu Nobrega Alves, PhD
Universidade Estadual da Paraíba, Departamento de Biologia, Grupo, Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Methods and Techniques in Ethnobiology and Ethnoecology

  • Editors: Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque, Luiz Vital Fernandes Cruz da Cunha, Reinaldo Farias Paiva de Lucena, Rômulo Romeu Nobrega Alves

  • Series Title: Springer Protocols Handbooks

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8636-7

  • Publisher: Humana New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Protocols

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4614-8635-0

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4939-5452-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4614-8636-7

  • Series ISSN: 1949-2448

  • Series E-ISSN: 1949-2456

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 480

  • Number of Illustrations: 35 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Plant Science

Buying options

eBook
USD 109.00
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  • ISBN: 978-1-4614-8636-7
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Softcover Book
USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)