Ten important questions/issues for ethnobotanical research

Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque, André Luiz Borba Nascimento, Gustavo Taboada Soldati, Ivanilda Soares Feitosa, Juliana Loureiro Almeida Campos, Julio Alberto Hurrell, Natalia Hanazaki, Patricia Muniz de Medeiros, Rafael Ricardo Vasconcelos da Silva, Rafaela Helena Ludwinsky, Washington Soares Ferreira Júnior, Victoria Reyes-García

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© 2019, Sociedade Botanica do Brasil. All rights reserved. For at least 30 years researchers have called for a deeper reflection on the paths we desire for ethnobotanical research. Although the discipline of ethnobotany is growing, as measured by the number of publications in the area, there is still work to be done regarding the homogeneity of theoretical and methodological approaches and the implications of ethnobotanical research findings for society as a whole. In this article we present 10 questions/issues that we believe can guide the research and actions of ethnobotanists for the coming years.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-385
JournalActa Botanica Brasilica
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019


  • Biocultural conservation
  • Ethnobiology
  • Local botanical knowledge
  • Local ecological knowledge
  • Socialecological systems

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