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The role of rustic coffee plantations in the conservation of wild tree diversity in the Chinantec region of Mexico
Rustic coffee plantations are characterised by the use of numerous wild and cultivated tree species for providing shade to the coffee shrubs. This paper analyses the role of these plantations in wildExpand
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Plant management among the Nahua and the Mixtec in the Balsas River Basin, Mexico: An ethnobotanical approach to the study of plant domestication
Different forms of management of wild, weedy, and domesticated plants carried out by the Nahua and the Mixtec in the Balsas River Basin, Mexico, are described. Along with cultivation of domesticatedExpand
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Ecological and socio-cultural factors influencing plant management in Náhuatl communities of the Tehuacán Valley, Mexico
BackgroundManagement types and their intensity may vary according to indicators such as: (1) practices complexity, (2) degree of techniques specialization, (3) occurrence and types of socialExpand
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Integrating analyses of local land-use regulations, cultural perceptions and land-use/land cover data for assessing the success of community-based conservation
Studies of land-use/land cover change are an important means for examining the viability of community-based programs for forest conservation, although an analysis of the social processes influencingExpand
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Understanding cultural significance, the edible mushrooms case
BackgroundCultural significance is a keystone in quantitative ethnobiology, which offers the possibility to make inferences about traditional nomenclature systems, use, appropriation and valuing ofExpand
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Managing Plant Resources: How Intensive Can it be?
Previous studies have shown there is a wide spectrum of incipient management practices between gathering and agriculture, that include resources commonly considered “wild.” Based on the study of 20Expand
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Traditional Management and Morphological Patterns of Myrtillocactus schenckii (Cactaceae) in the Tehuacán Valley, Central Mexico1
Traditional Management and Morphological Patterns of Myrtillocactus schenckii (Cactaceae) in the Tehuacán Valley, Central Mexico Myrtillocactus schenckii is a columnar cactus endemic to centralExpand
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Ethnobotany and domestication in Xoconochtli,Stenocereus stellatus (Cactaceae), in the Tehuacán Valley and La Mixteca Baja, México
Ethnobotanical information is presented on use, management, folk nomenclature and classification of the “xoconochtli” (Stenocereus stellatus) as well as on the role of this plant in subsistence ofExpand
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Traditional management and morphological variation inLeucaena Esculenta (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae) in the mixtec region of Guerrero, Mexico
Ethnobotanical information about uses, management and traditional classification ofLeucaena esculenta by the Mixtec in Guerrero, Mexico, is presented. This plant is mainly used as human food. Buds ofExpand
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