Introduction to Ethnobiology

  • Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
  • Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. History, Approaches and Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque, Angelo Giuseppe Chaves Alves
      Pages 3-7
    3. André Sobral, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
      Pages 9-14
    4. Angelo Giuseppe Chaves Alves, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
      Pages 15-18
    5. Maria Franco Trindade Medeiros
      Pages 19-24
    6. Steve Wolverton, Andrew Barker, Jonathan Dombrosky
      Pages 25-32
    7. Ana Haydeé Ladio, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
      Pages 33-38
    8. Robert A. Voeks
      Pages 39-45
    9. Patricia Marta Arenas
      Pages 47-52
    10. Andrea Pieroni, Lukas Pawera, Ghulam Mujtaba Shah
      Pages 53-62
    11. Marilian Boachá Sampaio, Antonio Souto, Nicola Schiel
      Pages 63-68
    12. Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares, Victoria Reyes-García
      Pages 69-74
    13. Steve Wolverton, Justin M. Nolan, Matthew Fry
      Pages 75-82
    14. Gustavo Taboada Soldati, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
      Pages 83-89
  3. Biota Perception and Classification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Taline Cristina Silva, Leonardo da Silva Chaves, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
      Pages 93-97
    3. Taline Cristina da Silva, Letícia Zenóbia de Oliveira Campos, Josivan Soares da Silva, Rosemary da Silva Sousa, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
      Pages 99-104
    4. Washington Soares Ferreira Júnior, Taline Cristina da Silva, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
      Pages 105-110
    5. Taline Cristina da Silva, Washington Soares Ferreira Júnior, Flávia Rosa Santoro, Thiago Antônio de Sousa Araújo, Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
      Pages 111-116

About this book


This book covers teaching ethnobiology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Providing an explanation of the historical and conceptual aspects of ethnobiology, the work addresses relatively new or little debated approaches which will interest even the most experienced researcher in the field of ethnobiology.

The appropriation of nature, in various forms, may be perceived by mankind in certain ways. This work specifically addresses this initial stage of the relationship between humans and nature, along with the classic debate and the major theoretical contributions regarding how humanity classifies nature. This discussion is expanded upon, addressing the consequences of a utilitarian relationship with nature, the extractivism of forest products, and plant and animal domestication. The work then provides a synthesis of which variables affect local biological knowledge (LBK). The text includes a reference list in each chapter as well as a small glossary of ethnobiology terms and related areas, allowing readers to gain a deeper understanding of the covered topics.


Ethnobiology ecology techniques evolution ethnoecology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
    • 1
  • Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidade Federal Rural de PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  2. 2.Campina GrandeUniversidade Estadual da ParaíbaCampina GrandeBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28153-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28155-1
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