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The study of the relationship of human cultures with local plants and animals.

eth′no·bi′o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
eth′no·bi·ol′o·gist n.


(Biology) the branch of biology involving the study of the uses of plants and animals in various human societies
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Watkins TY The Prevalence of Wild Food Knowledge among Nomadic Turkana of Northern Kenya Journal of Ethnobiology.
In order to ensure ethical and moral conduct in this study the Code for Research Involving Human Subjects, as developed by the University of Cape Town, was followed, along with the International Society for Ethnobiology's Code of Conduct (International Society of Ethnobiology 2006).
Green joined other Iskatewizaagegan (Shoal Lake) Elders to speak of Gimiinigoowizimin--a term that roughly means "keeper of the gifts"--in a journal of Ethnobiology published in 2005.
Ethnobiology for the Future: Linking Cultural and Ecological Diversity
This has included research in ethnobiology, ethnogeology and place names.
5 km NNW of San Jose in the area of the Chakmamantok-rock formation (16[degrees]59/16"N, 89[degrees]53'45"W) and within the botanical garden of the Institute for Ethnobiology (Unger et al.
Taylor said he tries to find teachable moments, on subjects as distinctive at ethnobiology, and is proud when his lessons stick.
Using an original interdisciplinary approach of ethnobiology, development studies and geography, this study will explore whether women are able to gain social status and economic development through applying their traditional ecological knowledge in the context of the Green Morocco Plan in two rural communes of Rhamna Province.