Ethnobiology and Conservation: Announcements 2024-05-17T16:03:11+00:00 Open Journal Systems New Ppaer 2024-05-17T16:03:11+00:00 Ethnobiology and Conservation <h1 class="page_title">Object analysis and species identification of an Asháninka hood from the Rio Ene valley, Peru</h1> <p> </p> <p>A cotton headdress ornamented with several botanical and faunal elements (TM-5074-2) is kept in the depot of the Wereldmuseum in Amsterdam. There is little information about the provenance of the object or its context of use. Identified by the museum as a ‘shaman hood’, is said to have been obtained from an Asháninka indigenous community along the Ene River, Peruvian Amazon. The unusual composition of the hood, with 16 bundles of bird fragments, 39 bundles of mammal parts, and 3332 seeds, raises several questions. Is the object a traditional Asháninka ornament? Is the combination of so many distinct elements a result of later additions? Is it possible that the hood was manufactured for sale? In addition to literature research, the identification of the biological material can offer some clues if the object was manufactured in the same region inhabited by the Asháninka communities. Through the morphological comparison of the plant and animal parts attached to the hood with the botanical and zoological collections of the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, this study aimed to provide new tools for provenance research, by identifying the species present in the object. As a result, eight different plant species, eight bird taxa and at least eight mammal taxa attached to the object were identified, most of them native to the Peruvian Amazon. Finally, with the identification of the species, we proposed possible interpretations for the selection of plants and animals added to the shaman hood based on the historical context and the Asháninka worldview.</p> 2024-05-17T16:03:11+00:00 New Category of Papers in Ethnobiology and Conservation 2024-03-05T13:58:38+00:00 Ethnobiology and Conservation <p style="font-weight: 400;">Dear Authors,</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">As editors of Ethnobiology and Conservation, we are constantly seeking to expand the breadth and depth of our publication to encompass a diverse array of research and perspectives within these fields.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">We are delighted to extend an invitation to you to submit your work to Ethnobiology and Conservation. Whether you are an established researcher, a budding scientist, or a passionate advocate, we welcome contributions from all corners of the globe that explore the intricate relationships between humans and their environments, and the conservation implications thereof.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">In addition to our existing manuscript categories, we are excited to introduce a new category: <strong>Checklist</strong>. This category is designed to accommodate concise yet comprehensive lists of species, traditional knowledge, or cultural practices that hold significance in the realm of ethnobiology. We believe that this addition will provide a valuable platform for researchers to share important data and observations that may not fit neatly into traditional research article formats.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">Types of manuscripts we accept include:</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>S</strong><strong>hort Communication (SC):</strong> a brief manuscript that presents original and significant material. <em>SC is not a way of publishing preliminary results</em>. A SC should possess up to 5 pages and follows the same structure of a full paper. A maximum of 3 illustrations (figures or tables) is allowed.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Research Article:</strong><strong> </strong>reports the results of original research. This paper should include the following items: Title page (with Abstract), Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgments, and References.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Review: </strong>addresses a subject that is related to the scope of this journal. The authors are free to establish the subdivisions of the review paper. Manuscripts can be any length. </p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Short Review: </strong>addresses a specific topic that is related to the scope of this journal. The idea is bringing the reader fresh and updating information about one specific topic. A Short Review should possess up to 5 pages (including references) in the format of submission.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Hypothesis:</strong> a manuscript that presents an untested original hypothesis backed up solely by a survey of previously published results rather than any new evidence. Hypothesis articles should not contain new data. This type of paper should possess up to 3 pages (including references) in the format of submission. A maximum of 3 illustrations (figures or tables) are allowed.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Policy Brief:</strong> a text type that summarizes information on a topic of public interest, suggesting options for decision-making and specifying courses of action for formulating and evaluating policy. Policymakers are the target audience of a policy brief. Nonetheless, policy briefs present an excellent opportunity to return the conclusion of scientific research to leaders of indigenous peoples, traditional communities, and other specific social groups, as they bring evidence that has direct implications for these actors. In the Section “Manuscript Structure”, under “Policy Brief”, we list some general and writing guidelines, as well as examples that can help you construct a policy brief. </p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Primer:</strong><strong> </strong>provides a first entry into a field like the traditional dictionaries. A Primer should possess up to 5 pages (including references) in the format of submission. We stimulate the use of figures to illustrate the presented ideas. We expect a solid personalized, and well-grounded view of the author on the field or theme, rather than offering different perspectives on the subject.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Checklist:</strong><strong> </strong>we invite original research articles that present lists of species known and utilized in specific social-ecological contexts. We aim to serve as a repository for high-quality, list-generating research that can support the development of studies seeking patterns in the relationship between people and nature (e.g., systematic reviews and meta-analyses). We will only consider papers that provide comprehensive information on the social, cultural, and ecological aspects of the studied sites, as well as on the sampling procedures and specimen identification. Given our primary goal of delivering robust species-use lists, manuscripts will only be considered if the list comprises at least 80% of species identified at the species level. We only accept lists beyond the local scale but encompass studies of at least regional scope.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">Ethnobiology and Conservation is committed to fostering an inclusive and collaborative research community, and we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to showcase your contributions in our publication.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">For detailed submission guidelines and instructions, please visit our website: <a href=""></a></p> 2024-03-05T13:58:38+00:00 New papers 2024-01-22T19:03:36+00:00 Ethnobiology and Conservation <p>See new papers published in EC:</p> <h4 class="title"><a id="article-851" href="">Tikuna Perceptions of Extreme Weather Events: A Case Study on an Indigenous Lands in the Upper Solimões River, Brazil</a></h4> <h4 class="title"><a id="article-839" href="">Are beekeepers conservation-friendly? A study on attitudes and values toward animals among small-scale farmers</a></h4> <h3 class="title"><a id="article-852" href="">Can debarking affects sex ratio, population structure and spatial segregation?: insights of unsustainable harvesting in a Mesoamerican tropical tree</a></h3> <p> </p> 2024-01-22T19:03:36+00:00 New Papers 2024-01-05T14:24:21+00:00 Ethnobiology and Conservation <p>Dear readers, editors, reviewers, and authors,</p> <p>We are delighted to announce the release of the first articles of 2024 in Ethnobiology and Conservation! Our journal continues its commitment to promoting high-quality research in the field of ethnobiology and conservation, covering a range of innovative and relevant topics.</p> 2024-01-05T14:24:21+00:00 Special Announcement: Welcome to 2024! 2024-01-01T22:35:16+00:00 Ethnobiology and Conservation <p>Dear Readers, Authors, Editors, and Reviewers of Ethnobiology and Conservation,</p> <p>First and foremost, we extend our warmest wishes for a Happy New Year! May 2024 bring success, inspiring scientific discoveries, and fruitful collaborations.</p> <p>We are pleased to announce the 10 most-viewed articles in Ethnobiology and Conservation throughout the year 2023. We invite all readers to explore these compelling articles, addressing a variety of pertinent topics.</p> <p>Stay tuned for 2024 updates, with new publishing opportunities.</p> <p>Thanks for being part of Ethnobiology and Conservation.</p> <p><strong>Top 10 Most-Viewed Articles in 2023:</strong></p> <table style="font-weight: 400;" width="917"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><a href=""><strong>Jiménez-Escobar et al.</strong> Cross-scale analysis of diversification processes in fuelwood use in three contrasting ecoregions of Argentina (Chaco, Pampa and Patagonia): the role of exotic species in subsistence</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><a href=""><strong>Bezerra et al.</strong> Pitheciid vocal communication: what can we say about what they are saying?</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><a href=""><strong>Jacob et al.</strong> Food Biodiversity as an Opportunity to Address the Challenge of Improving Human Diets and Food Security</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><a href=""><strong>Ostrovski et al.</strong> The media paradox: influence on human shark perceptions and potential conservation impacts</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><a href=""><strong>Alves et al.</strong> Ethnozoology: A Brief Introduction</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><a href=""><strong>Sampaio et al.</strong> From exploitation to conservation: a historical analysis of zoos and their functions in human societies</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><a href=""><strong>Cervantes Escobar et al.</strong> Social perceptions of ecosystem services delivered by coastal wetlands: their value and the threats they face in northwestern Mexico</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><a href=""><strong>Loch et al.</strong> Forest species for biocultural restoration in eastern Amazon, Brazil</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><a href=""><strong>Moreno-Rubiano et al.</strong> Perception and attitudes of local communities towards vertebrate fauna in the Andes of Colombia: Effects of gender and the urban/rural setting</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><a href=""><strong>Oliveira et al.</strong> Human consumption of meat from roadkilled animals in the southwestern Amazon</a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> 2024-01-01T22:35:16+00:00 International School of Ethnobiology 2023-11-12T17:13:02+00:00 Ethnobiology and Conservation <p style="font-weight: 400;">Join us for the 3<a href="">rd International School of Ethnobiology!</a></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"> Date: November 29-30, 2023 </p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">Language: English, Spanish, or Portuguese</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">We are excited to announce the 3rd edition of the International School of Ethnobiology, a unique event that brings together experts, enthusiasts, and students interested in the fascinating field of ethnobiology. The event is organized by the Laboratory of Ecology and Evolution of Social-ecological Systems, coordinated by Dr. Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>About the School:</strong> The International School of Ethnobiology was first established in 2013 as a traditional, in-person event. You can explore the content from our inaugural edition <a href=";si=dvDb3aVWt5DBElb1)">here</a>. The second edition focused on advanced methods and was also held in a face-to-face format.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>What's New in 2023:</strong> For our third edition, we are embracing the virtual realm to create an even more accessible and diverse learning experience. This year's school will be entirely online, allowing participants from around the world to join us without the constraints of travel. Our distinguished panel of speakers hails from various nations, offering a global perspective on ethnobiology.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Why Attend:</strong></p> <ul style="font-weight: 400;"> <li>Engage with experts in the field.</li> <li>Explore the latest developments in ethnobiology.</li> <li>Connect with a global community of ethnobiologists.</li> <li>Choose from presentations in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.</li> </ul> <p style="font-weight: 400;">Don't miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge, network with professionals, and contribute to the field of ethnobiology. Save the date and stay tuned for more details on registration and the program.</p> 2023-11-12T17:13:02+00:00 New Publication Alert - Explore the Latest Research in Ethnobiology 2023-08-31T00:36:01+00:00 Ethnobiology and Conservation <div class="description"> <p> </p> <p>We invite you to explore our new publications and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of ethnobiology. </p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><a href=""></a></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"> </p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><a href=""></a></p> <p>To access these papers and discover these exciting research articles, please visit our website. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to engage with cutting-edge research in ethnobiology and share these findings with your colleagues and peers.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div> 2023-08-31T00:36:01+00:00 Inaugural Impact Factor 2023-06-30T03:41:19+00:00 Ethnobiology and Conservation <div class="flex-shrink-0 flex flex-col relative items-end"> <div class="w-[30px]"> <div class="relative p-1 rounded-sm h-[30px] w-[30px] text-white flex items-center justify-center"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="relative flex w-[calc(100%-50px)] flex-col gap-1 md:gap-3 lg:w-[calc(100%-115px)]"> <div class="flex flex-grow flex-col gap-3"> <div class="min-h-[20px] flex items-start overflow-x-auto whitespace-pre-wrap break-words flex-col gap-4"> <div class="markdown prose w-full break-words dark:prose-invert light"> <p>We are thrilled to announce a significant milestone for <strong>Ethnobiology and Conservation</strong>, as we proudly share that our journal has received its inaugural Impact Factor of 1.4. This achievement is a testament to the outstanding contributions of our dedicated authors, esteemed reviewers, and diligent editorial team.</p> <p>Achieving an Impact Factor of 1.4 demonstrates the growing significance of ethnobiology and conservation as vital disciplines at the intersection of traditional knowledge, biodiversity, and sustainability. </p> <p>We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all those who have supported Ethnobiology and Conservation throughout its journey. Our authors, who have entrusted us with their research, and our reviewers, who have provided invaluable feedback, have played an essential role in achieving this milestone.</p> <p> We will continue to provide a platform for scholars and practitioners to share their research, insightful perspectives, and conservation initiatives that contribute to the well-being of both human communities and the natural world.</p> <p>We extend our warmest thanks to our readers, authors, reviewers, and the broader scientific community for their continued support. </p> <p>Thank you for being part of this remarkable journey.</p> <p>Editorial Team</p> <p>Ethnobiology and Conservation</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> 2023-06-30T03:41:19+00:00 New Editorial 2023-06-12T13:55:17+00:00 Ethnobiology and Conservation <p>We are pleased to announce the publication of a new editorial in our scientific journal titled <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">"Hypothesis Testing in Ethnobotany: 30 years After Phillips &amp; Gentry's Seminal Work."</a> This editorial addresses a topic of great relevance and highlights the importance of hypothesis-driven research in ethnobotany, reflecting on the advancements made since Phillips &amp; Gentry's groundbreaking work.</p> <p>We invite all of you to read this material, which is available in our latest issue. The editorial provides a critical and up-to-date analysis of the subject, as well as proposing new approaches and directions for research in the field.</p> 2023-06-12T13:55:17+00:00 New Publication Alert - Explore the Latest Research in Ethnobiology 2023-06-05T21:28:10+00:00 Ethnobiology and Conservation <p>We are delighted to announce that our latest issue has been released, featuring a diverse range of articles covering various aspects of ethnobiology. This collection of research articles highlights the rich interdisciplinary nature of the field and presents valuable insights into the relationships between humans and their environments.</p> <p>In these papers, we have brought together a remarkable selection of studies that delve into the intricate connections between culture, traditional knowledge, and biodiversity. Our esteemed authors have contributed thought-provoking articles that explore ethnobotanical practices, medicinal plant use, traditional ecological knowledge, and the conservation of cultural heritage.</p> <p>We invite you to explore these new publications and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of ethnobiology. The articles delve into topics such as the sustainable use of natural resources, the impact of climate change on traditional knowledge systems, the role of indigenous communities in conservation efforts, and the revitalization of traditional practices in contemporary societies.</p> <p>To access these papers and discover these exciting research articles, please visit our website. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to engage with cutting-edge research in ethnobiology and share these findings with your colleagues and peers.</p> <p>We extend our gratitude to the authors, reviewers, and editorial team for their exceptional contributions and dedication in bringing this issue to fruition. It is their collective efforts that make this journal a valuable platform for advancing knowledge in the field of ethnobiology.</p> <p>Thank you for your continued support and readership. We hope that these articles enriches your understanding and inspires further exploration in the captivating realm of ethnobiology.</p> 2023-06-05T21:28:10+00:00 New published Paper 2022-08-29T13:43:24+00:00 Ethnobiology and Conservation <p>See the new paper:</p> <h1 class="page_title">Traditional medicine practices of Guji Semi-Pastoralist People to treat livestock ailments in Suro Barguda District, West Guji Zone, Ethiopia</h1> <p>New paper:</p> 2022-08-29T13:43:24+00:00 New published papers 2022-08-15T17:02:24+00:00 Ethnobiology and Conservation <p>New published papers at:</p> 2022-08-15T17:02:24+00:00 The most downloaded article published in 2020, extracted from our data base 2021-09-21T19:45:44+00:00 Ethnobiology and Conservation <p>Sampaio, M. B., Schiel, N., &amp; Souto, A. da S. (2020). From exploitation to conservation: a historical analysis of zoos and their functions in human societies. Ethnobiology and Conservation, 9.</p> 2021-09-21T19:45:44+00:00 Editors’ Pick for papers published in 2020 (September 2021) 2021-09-21T19:42:37+00:00 Ethnobiology and Conservation <p>Silva Novato, T., Soldati, G.T, &amp; Lopes, J. (2020). The agroecology power: how the environmental representation and management of leaf­ cutting ants by peasants from Assentamento Dênis Gonçalves can be transformed.&nbsp;<em>Ethnobiology and Conservation</em>,&nbsp;<em>9</em>. https://doi:10.15451/ec2020­06­9.26­1­23</p> 2021-09-21T19:42:37+00:00