This is a list of all papers, books and book chapters published by the Quave Research Group.

Published and Accepted Research Articles (clinical, basic science, other) in Refereed Journals:

  1. Quave, C.L. (1999). Paradise lost? Ethnobotany and its relevance to tropical forest conservation in Amazonia. The Emory Anthropologist: A Journal of Undergraduate Research 4: 24-30.
  2. Quave, C.L. (1999). Helminthic infection and anemia in childhood: A comparative analysis of Western and traditional medicine in Tamanco Jurisdiction, Napo River, Amazon. Lambda Alpha Journal 29: 29-39.
  3. Pieroni, A., S. Nebel, C.L. Quave and M. Heinrich. (2002). Ethnopharmacology of liakra: traditional weedy vegetables of the Arbëreshë of the Vulture area in southern Italy. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 81: 165-85.
  4. Pieroni, A., C.L. Quave, S. Nebel and M. Heinrich. (2002). Ethnopharmacy of the ethnic Albanians (Arbëreshë) in northern Basilicata, Italy. Fitoterapia 73: 217-41.
  5. Pieroni, A., C.L. Quave, M.L.Villanelli, P. Mangino, G. Sabbatini, L. Santini, T. Boccetti, M. Profili, T. Ciccioli, L.G. Rampa, G. Antonimi, C. Girolamini, M. Cecchi, and M.Tomasi. (2004). Ethnopharmacognostic survey on the natural ingredients used in folk cosmetics, cosmeceuticals and remedies for healing skin diseases in the inland Marches, Central-Eastern Italy. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 91: 331-344.
  6. Pieroni, A., C.L. Quave and R.F. Santoro. (2004). Folk pharmaceutical knowledge in the territory of the Dolomiti Lucane, inland southern Italy. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 95(2-3): 373-384.
  7. Quave, C.L. and A. Pieroni. (2005). Ritual healing in Arbëreshë Albanian and Italian communities of Lucania, southern Italy. Journal of Folklore Research 42(1): 57-97.
  8. Pieroni, A. and C.L. Quave. (2005). Traditional pharmacopoeias and medicines among Albanians and Italians in southern Italy: A comparison. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 101(1-3): 258-270.
  9. Quave, C.L., A. Pieroni, and B.C. Bennett (2008) Dermatological remedies in the traditional pharmacopoeia of Vulture-Alto Bradano, inland southern Italy. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 4:5.
  10. Quave, C.L., L.R.W. Plano, T. Pantuso, and B.C. Bennett (2008). Effects of extracts from Italian medicinal plants on planktonic growth, biofilm formation and adherence in MRSA. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 118: 418-428.
  11. Bhattarai, S., R.P. Chaudhary, C.L. Quave, and R.S.L. Taylor. (2010). The use of medicinal plants in the trans-himalyan arid zone of Mustang district, Nepal. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 6:14.
  12. Quave, C.L., U. Lohani, A. Verde, J. Fajardo, D. Rivera, C. Obón, A. Valdes, and A. Pieroni (2010). A comparative assessment of zootherapeutic remedies from selected areas in Albania, Italy, Spain and Nepal. Journal of Ethnobiology 30(1): 92-125.
  13. Quave, C.L., L.R.W. Plano, and B.C. Bennett (2010) Quorum sensing inhibitors for Staphylococcus aureus from Italian medicinal plants. Planta Medica, 76: 1-8.
  14. Pieroni, A., M.E. Guisti, and C.L. Quave. (2011) Cross-cultural ethnobiology in the Western Balkans: medical ethnobotany and ethnozoology among Albanians and Serbs in the Pešter plateau, Sandžak, south-western Serbia. Human Ecology 39: 333-349.
  15. Ordóñez, P.E., C.L. Quave, W.F. Reynolds, K.I. Varughese, B. Berry, O. Malagón, M.S. Smeltzer, and C.M. Compadre. (2011). Sesquiterpene lactones of Gynoxys verrucosa and their anti-MRSA activity. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 137(2):1055-1059.
  16. Mustafa, B., A. Hajdari, Q. Pajazita, B. Syla, L. Quave, and A. Pieroni (2011). An ethnobotanical survey of the Gollak region, Kosovo. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. doi: 10.1007/s10722-011-9715-4
  17. Quave, C.L., M.E. Carmona, C.M. Compadre, G. Hobby, H. Hendrickson, K. Beenken, and M.S. Smeltzer. (2012). Ellagic acid derivatives from Rubus ulmifolius inhibit Staphylococcus aureus biofilm formation and improve response to antibiotics. PLoS ONE 7(1): e28737.
  18. Mustafa, B. A. Hajdari, F. Krasniqi, E. Hoxha, H. Ademi, C.L. Quave and A. Pieroni (2012). Medical ethnobotany of the Albanian Alps in Kosovo. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine. 8:6.
  19. McCullough, I., P. Kucheryavyy, and C.L. Quave (2012). Immune modulation as a tool in promoting recovery from traumatic brain injury and stroke. Journal of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Excellence 3 (1): 6-10.
  20. di Tizio, A., Ł. Łuczaj, C.L. Quave, S. Redžić and A. Pieroni (2012). Traditional food and herbal uses of wild plants in the ancient South-Slavic diaspora of Mundimitar/Montemitro (Southern Italy). Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine. 8:21
  21. Pieroni, A., C.L. Quave and M.E. Giusti. (2012) “We are Italians!”: the hybrid ethnobotany of a Venetian diaspora in Eastern Romania. Human Ecology. doi: 10.1007/s10745-012-9493-4
  22. Ellena, R., C.L. Quave and A. Pieroni (2012) Comparative medical ethnobotany of the Senegalese community living in Turin (North-Western Italy) and in Adeane (Southern Senegal). Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. doi:10.1155/2012/604363
  23. Hobby, G., C.L. Quave, K. Nelson, C. Compadre, K. Beenken, and M.S. Smeltzer. (2012) Quercus cerris extracts limit Staphylococcus aureus biofilm formation. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 144(3): 812-815.
  24. Mattalia, G., C.L. Quave, and A. Pieroni (2013) Traditional uses of wild food and medicinal plants among Brigasc, Kyé, and Provençal communities on the Western Italian Alps. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 60:587-603.
  25. Rexhepi, B., B. Mustafa, A. Hajdari, J. Rushidi-Rexhepi, C.L. Quave and A. Pieroni. (2013). Traditional medicinal plant knowledge among Albanians, Macedonians and Gorani in the Sharr Mountains (Republic of Macedonia). Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution DOI 10.1007/s10722-013-9974-3
  26. Pieroni, A., B. Rexhepi, A. Nedelcheva, A. Hajdari, B. Mustafa, V. Kolosova, K. Cianfaglione, and C.L. Quave. (2013) One century later: the folk botanical knowledge of the last remaining Albanians of the upper Reka Valley, Mount Korab, Western Macedonia. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine.9:22.
  27. Sõukand, R., C.L. Quave, A. Pieroni, M. Pardo-de-Santayana, J. Tardío, R. Kalle, Ł. Łuczaj, I. Svanberg, V. Kolosova, L. Aceituno-Mata, G. Menendez, I. Kołodziejska-Degórska, E. Pirożnikow, R. Petkevičius, A. Hajdari, B. Mustafa. (2013). Plants used for making recreational tea in Europe: A review based on specific research sites. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine. 9:58.
  28. Jiang, S. and C.L. Quave. (2013). A comparison of traditional food and health strategies among Taiwanese and Chinese immigrants in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 9:61.
  29. Pieroni, A., A. Nedelcheva, A. Hadjari, B. Mustafa, B. Scaltriti, K. Cianfaglione, and C.L. Quave. (2014). Local knowledge on plants and domestic remedies in the mountain villages of Peshkopia (Eastern Albania). Journal of Mountain Science 11(1): 180-194.
  30. Abbasi, A.M., S.M. Khan, M. Ahmad, M.A. Khan, C.L.Quave, and A. Pieroni. (2014). Botanical ethnoveterinary therapies in three districts of the Lesser Himalayas of Pakistan. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine. 9:84.
  31. Quave, C.L. and A. Pieroni (2014) Fermented foods for food sovereignty and food security in the Balkans: A case study of the Gorani people of northeastern Albania. Journal of Ethnobiology 34(1): 28-43.
  32. Pieroni, A., K. Cianfaglione, A. Nedelcheva, A. Hajdari, B. Mustafa and C.L.Quave (2014). Resilience at the border: traditional botanical knowledge among Macedonians and Albanians living in Gollobordo, Eastern Albania. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 10:31.
  33. Talekar, S.J., S. Chochua, K. Nelson, K.P. Klugman, C.L. Quave and J.E. Vidal (2014). 220D-F2 from Rubus ulmifolius kills Streptococcus pneumoniae planktonic cells and pneumococcal biofilms. PLoS ONE 9(5): e97314.
  34. Papp, N., D. Czégényi, A. Hegedűs, T. Morschhauser, C.L. Quave, K. Cianfaglione and A. Pieroni (2014). The uses of Betula pendula Roth among Hungarian Csángós and Székelys in Transylvania, Romania. Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae 83(2): 113-122.
  35. Quave, C.L. and A. Pieroni. (2015). A reservoir of ethnobotanical knowledge informs resilient food security and health strategies in the Balkans. Nature Plants DOI: 10.1038/NPLANTS.2014.21
    1. Editorial (mentions above article): Surridge, C. 2015. Plant science’s human factor. Nature Plants DOI: 10.1038/NPLANTS.2015.13
    2. News and Views Commentary (focuses on above article): Pardo-de-Santayana, M. and M. Macia. 2015. Biodiversity: The benefits of traditional knowledge. Nature 518: 487-488. doi:10.1038/518487a
  36. Mustafa, B., A. Hajdari, A. Pieroni, B. Pulaj, C. Koro, C.L. Quave. (2015) A cross-cultural comparison of folk plant uses among Albanians, Bosniaks, Gorani, and Turks living in southwest Kosovo. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine.11:39. doi:10.1186/s13002-015-0023-5
  37. Bartha, S.G., C.L.Quave, L. Balogh, N. Papp. (2015) Ethnoveterinary practices of Covasna County, Transylvania, Romania. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine. 11:35. doi:10.1186/s13002-015-0020-8
  38. Sõukand, R., M. Biró, A. Dénes,Y. Doğan, A. Hajdari, R. Kalle, B. Reade, B. Mustafa, A. Nedelcheva, C.L. Quave, Ł. Łuczaj, A. Pieroni. (2015) An ethnobotanical perspective on traditional fermented plant foods and beverages in Eastern Europe. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 170:284-296.
  39. Quave, C.L., J.T. Lyles, J.S. Kavanaugh, K. Nelson, C.P. Parlet, H.A. Crosby, K.P. Heilmann, A.R. Horswill. (2015) Castanea sativa (European Chestnut) leaf extracts rich in ursene and oleanene derivatives block Staphylococcus aureus virulence and pathogenesis without detectable resistance. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0136486. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0136486
  40. Hadjari, A., B. Mustafa, D. Nebija, E. Miftari, C.L. Quave, J. Novak. (2015) Chemical composition of Juniperus communis L. cone essential oil and its variability among wild populations in Kosovo. Chemistry and Biodiversity, 12: 1706–1717. doi: 10.1002/cbdv.201400439
  41. Hajdari, A., B. Mustafa, G. Ahmeti, B. Pulaj, B. Lukas, A. Ibraliu, G. Stefkov, C.L. Quave, J. Novak. (2015). Essential oil variation among natural populations of Pinus mugo Turra in Kosovo. SpringerPlus 4:828 DOI 10.1186/s40064-015-1611-5
  42. Pulaj, B., B. Mustafa, K. Nelson, C.L. Quave, A. Hajdari. (2016) Chemical composition and in vitro antibacterial activity of Pistacia terebinthus essential oils derived from wild populations in Kosovo. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 16:147. DOI 10.1186/s12906-016-1135-
  43. Pieroni, A. R. Sõukand, C.L. Quave, A. Hajdari and B. Mustafa. (2016) Traditional food uses of wild plants among the Gorani of South Kosovo. Appetite 108:83-92.DOI 10.1016/j.appet.2016.09.024
  44. Nelson, K.N., J.T. Lyles, T. Li, A. Saitta, E. Addie-Noye, P. Tyler, C.L. Quave. (2016) Anti-acne activity of Italian medicinal plants used for skin infection. Frontiers in Pharmacology 7:435.
  45. Quave, C.L. and A. Saitta. (2016) Forty-five years later: The shifting dynamic of traditional ecological knowledge Pantelleria Island, Italy. Economic Botany 70(4): 380-393. doi:10.1007/s12231-016-9363-x
    1. Photo selected for journal cover art.
  46. Muhs, A., T. Lyles, C.P. Parlet, K. Nelson, J.S. Kavanaugh, A. R. Horswill, C.L. Quave. (2017) Virulence inhibitors from Brazilian Peppertree block quorum sensing and abate dermonecrosis in skin infection models. Scientific Reports 7: 42275 doi:10.1038/srep42275
  47. Fontaine, B.M., K. Nelson, J.T. Lyles, P.B. Jariwala, J. M. Garcia-Rodriguez, C.L. Quave, E.E. Weinert. (2017) Identification of Ellagic Acid Rhamnoside as a Bioactive Component of a Complex Botanical Extract. Frontiers in Microbiology 8:496 doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00496
  48. Lyles, J.T., P. Tyler, E.J. Bradbury, K. Nelson, C.F. Brown, S.T. Pierce, C.L. Quave (2017). Comparative Phytochemical Analysis of Schisandra spp. (Chinese and Bay Starvine) Journal of Dietary Supplements, 1-13. doi: 10.1080/19390211.2017.1304483
  49. Lavoie, S., D. Brumley, T.S. Alexander, C. Jasmin, F.A. Carranza, K. Nelson, C.L. Quave, and J. Kubanek. (2017) Iodinated meroditerpenes from a red alga Callophycus sp. The Journal of Organic Chemistry DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b00096
  50. De la Parra, J. and C.L. Quave. (2017). Ethnophytotechnology: Harnessing the power of ethnobotany with biotechnology. Trends in Biotechnology S0167-7799(17)30170-1. doi: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2017.07.003
  51. Lyles, J.T., A. Kim, K. Nelson, A. Bullard-Roberts, A. Hajdari, B. Mustafa, C.L. Quave. (2017) The chemical and antibacterial evaluation of St. John’s Wort oil macerates used in Kosovar traditional medicine. Frontiers in Microbiology

Review Articles

  1. Quave, C.L., M. Pardo-de-Santayana, and A. Pieroni (2012) Medical ethnobotany in Europe: from field ethnography to a more culturally-sensitive evidence-based CAM? Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. doi:10.1155/2012/156846.
  2. Rose, J., C.L. Quave, and G. Islam. (2012) The four-sided triangle of ethics in bioprospecting: Pharmaceutical business, international politics, socio-environmental responsibility and the importance of local stakeholders. Ethnobiology and Conservation.1:3.
  3. Quave, C.L. and A.R. Horswill. (2014). Flipping the switch: Tools for detecting small molecule inhibitors of staphylococcal virulence. Frontiers in Microbiology. 5(706):1-10. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00706

Published Abstracts

  1. Quave, C.L., LR.W. Plano, and B.C. Bennett (2008). Quorum sensing inhibiting activity of Schinus terebinthifolius Radii (Anacardiaceae) extracts against MRSA. Planta Medica 74: P-43.
  2. Quave, C.L. and M.S. Smeltzer. (2009). Anti-Biofilm Activity of Marrubium vulgare (Lamiaceae) Extract on MRSA. Planta Medica 75: P-96.
  3. Ordoñez, P., C.L. Quave, W.F. Reynolds, K.I. Varughese, B.B. Malagon, M.S. Smeltzer, and C.M. Compadre. (2011). Sesquiterpene lactones of Gnoxys verrucosa and their anti-MRSA activity. Planta Medica 77: P-34.
  4. Hobby, G. C.L. Quave, C. Compadre, K. Beenken, and M.S. Smeltzer. (2011). Inhibition of biofilm formation in Staphylococcus aureus Isolates by Quercus cerris extracts. Planta Medica 77: P-35.
  5. Quave, C.L., C. Compadre, H. Hendrickson, K. Beenken, M.S. Smeltzer. (2011). Staphylococcus aureus biofilm inhibition by a phenolic glycoside-rich extract of Rubus ulmifolius. Planta Medica 77: P-33.
  6. Quave, C.L. (2012). Ethnobotanical clues for the discovery of natural product mediators of microbial pathogenesis. Planta Medica 78: P-46. DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1320593
  7. Quave, C., J. Lyles, K. Nelson, JS Kavanaugh, C. Parlet, H. Crosby and A. Horswill. (2015). Secrets from the past: Natural products and the future of topical anti-infectives. Journal of Investigative Dermatology 135(S1): S94 (P545).
  8. Quave, C.L. (2016) Answering the call to arms: Tools for assessing the anti-infective potential of natural products in a time of rising antibiotic resistance. Planta Medica 82 – OA38. DOI: 1055/s-0036-1578608
  9. Lyles, J.T., J.S. Kavanaugh, K. Nelson, C.P. Parlet, H.A. Crosby, K.P. Heilmann, A.R. Horswill, C.L. Quave. (2016) Structure elucidation of ursene and oleanene derivatives from Castanea sativa (European Chestnut) that inhibit Staphylococcus aureus virulence and pathogenesis. Planta Medica 82- PC44. DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1578746
  10. Luk, K. G. Wrenn, K.H. Chen, C.L. Quave, S.C. Chen. (2017) Medical system distrust and factors that drive disparities in pruritus quality of life among Asian Americans Journal of Investigative Dermatology DOI: 10.1016/j.jid.2017.02.369


  1. Rose, G. Islam, C.L. Quave (May 7, 2012). Global controversies in bioprospecting. Caros amigos (Brazilian newspaper)

Other Publications

  1. Pieroni, A., M. Pardo-de-Santayana, F. Firenzuoli, and C.L. Quave. (2013). Editorial: The European Heritage of Folk Medicines and Medicinal Foods: Its Contribution to the CAMs of Tomorrow. Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Volume 2013, Article ID 827521
  2. Quave, C.L., K. Barfield, N. Ross, and K.C. Hall (2015). Editorial: The Open Science Network in Ethnobiology: Growing the Influence of Ethnobiology. Ethnobiology Letters. 6:1-4.
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  1. looking to buy a copy of the following title:

    Quave, C.L. (2009). Medicina Popolare del Vulture: Traditional Medicine of the Vulture-Alto Bradano area, southern Italy. ISBN 978-1-61584-442-5

    thank you

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