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Ethnobiology in tropical forests

Ethnobiology in tropical forests

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Published by Expedition Advisory Centre in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ethnobotany -- Tropical forest.,
  • Ethnozoology -- Tropical forests.,
  • Rain forests -- Tropics -- Discovery and exploration.,
  • Scientific expeditions -- Tropics.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Other titlesEthnobiology
    Statementcompiled by Rufus Bellamy.
    SeriesExpedition field techniques
    ContributionsBellamy, Rufus., Expedition Advisory Centre (London, England).
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ115 .E75 1993
    The Physical Object
    Pagination76 p.
    Number of Pages76
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21340922M
    ISBN 100907649572

      In many respects, tropical forests are valuable reserves for local populations. They play a vital and well-known role because of the ecosystem services they provide. These services include timber production, non-timber forest products, carbon storage [4,5,6,7], and many other regulating : Gerard N. Gouwakinnou, Séverin Biaou, Fifanou G. Vodouhe, Marc S. Tovihessi, Beranger K. Awessou, Ho. About this book. Ethnobiology is the study of relationships between particular ethnic groups, or cultures, and their plant and animal environments. This is the single authoritative source on ethnobiology, from the leading members of the Society for Ethnobiology.

    Keywords Atlantic Forest Biodiversity Brazil Bushmeat Conservation Ecology Ethnobiology Ethnobotany Ethnoecology Ethnopharmacology Ethnozoology Evolutionary Ethnobiology Evolutionary Psychology Hunting Local Ecological Knowledge Local knowledge Medicinal Plants Traditional Knowledge Useful Plants local landscape representations, landscape .   Tropical rain forests can average between half a foot to two and a half feet of precipitation in a year. Tropical rain forests are most often located near the Earth’s equator. Plant diversity in tropical rain forests is very important. Some examples of plants found in the rainforest include: banana trees, ferns, and palm : Regina Bailey.

      All too often, ethnobiology scholars still tend to focus mainly on utilitarian aspects of ethnobiology by publishing inventories of locally used plants, animals and minerals. While this certainly has its own merits in preserving oral local and traditional knowledge (but see also the issue of intellectual property rights raised by [ Although biologists have directed much attention to estimating the extent and causes of species losses, the consequences for ecosystem functioning have been little studied. This book examines the impact of biodiversity on ecosystem processes in tropical forests - one of the most species-rich and at the same time most endangered ecosystems on earth.


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Become a member of the Society of Ethnobiology and get free access to the Journal of Ethnobiology — the premier journal exploring the relationship of people to their biological worlds.

Most Read Articles Most Recently Cited Articles. MORE ARTICLES and BOOK REVIEWS are available at Ethnobiology Letters. Support Our Publications. Winter JOURNAL OF ETHNOBIOLOGY BOOK REVIEW Indigenous Peoples and Tropical Forests: Models of Land Use and Manage­ ment from Latin America.

Jason W. Clay. Cambridge, MA: Cultural Sur­ vival, Inc., $ (paperback). ISBN Jason Clay, director of research and editor of the quarterly magazine at. Interested reviewers: Click on the link below the book description to inform us of your you would like to review a book not on this list, please write to [email protected] and/or submit the review for consideration via the online submission system.

Publishers: if you have a recently published, ethnobiology-related book you would like us to review, please. The astounding richness and biodiversity of tropical forests is rapidly dwindling.

This has severely altered the vital biogeochemical cycles of carbon, phosphorus, nitrogen etc. and has led to the change in global climate and pristine natural ecosystems. In this elegant book, we have defined "Tropical Forests" broadly, into five different themes: (1) tropical forest structure, synergy.

H.J. Albers, in Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental Economics, Tropical forests. Tropical forests have ecological characteristics that make their management, even for timber alone, different from temperate forest management.

Much tropical forest timber comes from extraction of trees from standing forests rather than from plantations and rotations. Ethnobiology is the scientific study of the way living things are treated or used by different human cultures.

It studies the dynamic relationships between people, biota, and environments, from the distant past to the immediate present.

"People-biota-environment" interactions around the world are documented and studied through time, across cultures, and across disciplines in a search. The study was performed between andwith most interviews conducted in andin seasons when wild vegetables can be found (spring or autumn).

There is growing research interest in the ethnobiology, socio-economics and management of mangrove forests. Coastal residents who use mangroves and their resources may have considerable botanical.

Deforestation, particularly in the tropical rain forests, has become a major environmental concern, as it can destabilize the earth's tempeature, humidity, and carbon dioxide levels. Efforts to control deforestation, including those at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, remain ineffective.

The Centre has an Ethnobiology Lab and Ethnobotanical Garden, and extensive collaborative links, including with the Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew), and Eden Project. MSc by Research This course is a one-year full time or two-year part-time programmes. Department of Anthropology Washington State University Pullman, WA, email: [email protected]; [email protected] phone: COURSE DESCRIPTION: This 4 week course will emphasize tropical ethnobiology in the context of tropical rainforest and island material covered is equivalent to an upper level.

Abstract. Ethnobiology has been defined classically as the study of the interactions of people and the environment. It is in fact a complex field of knowledge and action that interfaces with many scientific by: 4.

Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests - edited by Stephen H. Bullock November Darrell Addison Posey (Ma – March 6, ) was an American anthropologist and biologist who vitalized the study of traditional knowledge of indigenous and folk populations in Brazil and other countries.

He called his approach ethnobiology and combined research with respect for other cultures, especially indigenous intellectual property mater: Louisiana State University, B.A. Ethnobotany is quintessentially interdisciplinary, involving knowledge and use of plants and their ecology in the context of their cultural, social and economic significance.

Ethnobotany is the study of the interrelationship between people and plants, historically and cross-culturally, particularly the role of plants in human culture and.

This lavishly illustrated A-Z encyclopedia describes tropical and subtropical trees by their specific attributes and profiles, such as color, shape, texture, flowers, foliage, or fruit.

It also includes useful quick-reference checklists that help in choosing appropriate species for specific uses and conditions/5(7).

Bulungan ethnobiology handbook This book is intended as a resource for researchers working in the Bulungan area, including the Kayan Mentarang National Park and the Bulungan Research Project (BRF), it serves as both a field guide to common plants and animals, and a dictionary of their vernacular terms from 18 different linguistic/cultural by: Ethnobiology is a specialized textbook for advanced undergraduates and graduate students; it is suitable for advanced-level ethnobotany, ethnobiology, cultural and political ecology, and archaeologically related courses.

Research institutes will also find this work valuable, as will any reader with an interest in ethnobiological fields/5(5). Proceedings from ISE Congresses Ethnobiology: Implications and applications, 2 Volumes ().Authors Darrell A. Posey, William Leslie Overal, Charles R.

Clement, Mark J. Plotkin, Elaine Elisabetsky, Clarice Novaes da Mota, Jose Flavio Pessoa de Barros. The Proceedings of the First International Congress of Ethnobiology (Belem, ) are available through.

In this elegant book, we have defined ‘Tropical Forests’ broadly, into five different themes: (1) tropical forest structure, synergy, synthesis, (2) tropical forest fragmentation, (3) impact of anthropogenic pressure, (4) Geographic Information System and remote sensing, and (5) tropical forest protection and by: 3.

The two most widespread uses of mangrove wood are for fuel and construction. Many common mangrove tree species, e.g., Rhizophora species produce wood that is dense, hard and often rich in tannins (FAO,Bandaranayake, ).Such wood burns long and hot, and so is highly attractive for making charcoal or consuming directly as firewood (Brown and Fischer,Cited by: In Chapter 1, Leigh introduces Barro Colorado Island, beginning with a brief discussion of the study area itself before departing on a fascinating description of the history of the biota with respect to the formation of the Isthmus of Panama, the climatic changes that occurred through the Pleistocene, and finally, the impacts of human populations on the forests of the region.Tropical forests have, in equal measure, fascinated and frustrated naturalists, explorers and scientists for centuries.

one methodological and one theoretical – animate this book. The first is the establishment of large-scale, permanent forest-dynamics plots in most of the major tropical forest regions of the world. are concise, well Author: Patrick Baker.