Methods and Techniques in Ethnobiology and Ethnoecology

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

Part of the Springer Protocols Handbooks book series (SPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque, Reinaldo Farias Paiva de Lucena, Ernani Machado de Freitas Lins Neto
    Pages 1-13
  3. Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque, Marcelo Alves Ramos, Reinaldo Farias Paiva de Lucena, Nélson Leal Alencar
    Pages 15-37
  4. Shana Sampaio Sieber, Taline Cristina da Silva, Letícia Zenóbia de Oliveira Campos, Sofia Zank, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
    Pages 39-58
  5. Maria Franco Trindade Medeiros, Taline Cristina da Silva, Rosemary da Silva Sousa, Rafael Ricardo Vasconcelos Silva
    Pages 59-73
  6. 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. Taline Cristina da Silva, Margarita Paloma Cruz, Thiago Antônio de Sousa Araújo, Maria Luiza Schwarz, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
    Pages 99-109
  8. Washington Soares Ferreira Jr., Nélson Leal Alencar, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
    Pages 111-121
  9. Alessandro Rapini
    Pages 123-139
  10. Elcida de Lima Araújo, Elba Maria Nogueira Ferraz
    Pages 141-159
  11. 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. Kleber Silva Vieira, Washington Luis Silva Vieira, Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves
    Pages 175-196
  13. Mariano Martinez Espinosa, Isanete G. C. Bieski, Domingos T. O. Martins
    Pages 197-212
  14. Fábio de Oliveira Freitas
    Pages 213-237
  15. Taline Cristina da Silva, Washington Soares Ferreira Jr., Patrícia Muniz de Medeiros, Thiago Antônio de Sousa Araújo, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
    Pages 239-254
  16. 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. 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.


data analysis ethnobiology ethnoecology qualitative and quantitative methods techniques

Editors and affiliations

  • Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
    • 1
  • Luiz Vital Fernandes Cruz da Cunha
    • 2
  • Reinaldo Farias Paiva de Lucena
    • 3
  • Rômulo Romeu Nobrega Alves
    • 4
  1. 1.Departamento de BiologiaUniversidade Federal Rural de PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  2. 2.Departmento de Ciências BiológicasUniversidade Católica de PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  3. 3.Departamento de Fitotecnia e Ciências AmbientaisUniversidade Federal da ParaíbaAreiaBrazil
  4. 4.Departamento de BiologiaUniversidade Estadual da ParaibaCampina GrandeBrazil

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8635-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8636-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1949-2448
  • Series Online ISSN 1949-2456
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