Publications: Field Research

This is a list of papers, books and book chapters focused on our ethnobotanical field research efforts.

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. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Mustafa, B., A. Hajdari, Q. Pajazita, B. Syla, C.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
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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.
  32. 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
  33. 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

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.

Op-Eds

  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

Books Edited and Written

  1. Quave, C.L. (2009). Medicina Popolare del Vulture: Traditional Medicine of the Vulture-Alto Bradano area, southern Italy. ISBN 978-1-61584-442-5
  2. Quave, C.L., Editor (2014) Innovative Strategies for Teaching in the Plant Sciences. 312 p. Springer Press, New York, NY, USA. ISBN 978-1-4939-0422-8
  3. Pieroni, A. and L. Quave, Editors (2014) Ethnobotany and Biocultural Diversities in the Balkans: Perspectives on Sustainable Rural Development and Reconciliation. 255 p. Springer Press, New York, NY, USA. ISBN 978-1-4939-1491-3
  4. Quave, C.L. Botanical Medicine and Health. 470 p. textbook under contract with Wiley Press. Expected release in Fall 2016.

Book Chapters

  1. Quave, C. and A. Pieroni. (2002). Traditional healing in the Vulture area of southern Italy. In: Handbuch der Ethnotherapien/ Handbook of Ethnotherapies. C.E. Gottschalk-Batschkus and J.C. Green (Eds.). Pp. 97-118. Institut für Ethnomedizin: Germany.
  2. Giusti, M.E., A. Pieroni and Quave. (2004). Medical anthropology at the borders: ritual healing in Arbëreshë Albanian ethnic communities in Lucania (southern Italy). In: Times, Places, Passages. Ethnological Approaches in the New Millennium. 7th SIEF Selected Papers. A. Paládi-Kovács, G. Csukás, R. Kiss, I. Kristóf, I. Nagy and Z. Szarvas (Eds.). Pp. 237-245. Akadémiai Kiadó: Budapest, Hungary.
  3. Pieroni, A. and L. Quave. (2006). Functional foods or food-medicines? On the consumption of wild plants among Albanians and south-Italians in Lucania. In: Eating and Healing. Traditional Food as Medicine. ISBN 1-56022-982-9. A. Pieroni and L. Price (Eds.). Pp. 101-129. Haworth Press: Binghamton, USA.
  4. Quave, C.L. and A. Pieroni. (2007). Traditional health care and food and medicinal plant use among historic Albanian migrants and Italians in Northern Lucania, southern Italy. In: Travelling cultures, plants and medicines. The ethnobiology and ethnopharmacy of migrations. ISBN 1845453735. A. Pieroni & I. Vandebroek (Eds.). Pp. 204-226. Berghahn Press, Oxford, UK.
  5. Pieroni, A. and C.L. Quave. (2011). Arbëreshë versus northern Albanian ethnobotany: wild plants for food and medicine in the Vulture area (Southern Italy) and in upper Kelmend and Shala Valley (Northern Albania). In: Linguistic Islands and Plant Genetic Resources. K. Hammer, G. Laghetti, and D. Pignone (Eds.). Pp. 237-251. Aracne, Italy.
  6. Quave, C.L. and A. Pieroni (2013). Mediterranean zootherapy: A historical to modern perspective. In: Animals in Traditional Folk Medicine: Implications for Conservation. Rômulo R. N. Alves and Ierece Rosa (Eds.). Pp. 303-316. Springer Press. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29026-8_14
  7. Quave, C.L. (2014) Linking student skill-building with public outreach and education. In: Innovative Strategies for Teaching in the Plant Sciences. Quave, C.L. (Ed.). Pp. 291-308. Springer Press, New York, NY, USA.
  8. Pieroni, A. and C. L. Quave. (2014). Ethnobotany in the Balkans: Quo Vadis? In: Ethnobotany and Biocultural Diversities in the Balkans: Perspectives on Sustainable Rural Development and Reconciliation. Pieroni, A. and C.L. Quave (Eds.). Pp. 1-12. Springer Press, New York, NY, USA. ISBN 978-1-4939-1491-3
  9. Pieroni, A. and C.L. Quave. (2014). Wild food and medicinal plants used in the mountainous Albanian North, North-East, and East: a comparison. In: Ethnobotany and Biocultural Diversities in the Balkans: Perspectives on Sustainable Rural Development and Reconciliation. Pieroni, A. and C.L. Quave (Eds.). Pp. 183-196. Springer Press, New York, NY, USA. ISBN 978-1-4939-1491-3
  10. Rexhepi, B., B. Mustafa, A. Hajdari, J. Rushidi-Rexhepi, L. Quave, and A. Pieroni. (2014). Cross-cultural ethnobotany of the Sharr Mountains (North-Western Macedonia) In: Ethnobotany and Biocultural Diversities in the Balkans: Perspectives on Sustainable Rural Development and Reconciliation. Pieroni, A. and C.L. Quave (Eds.). Springer Press, New York, NY, USA. ISBN 978-1-4939-1491-3
  11. Pieroni, A. and C.L. Quave. (2014). Pioneering Ethnobotanists in Italy. Pioneers in European Ethnobotany. Svanberg, I. and Ł. Łuczaj (Eds.). Pp. 263-272. Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis. Uppsala, Sweden. ISBN: 978-91-554-8844-4
  12. Pardo-de-Santayana, M., C.L. Quave, R. Sõukand, and A. Pieroni. (In Press). Medical ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology of Europe. In: Ethnopharmacology: A Reader. M. Heinrich and A. Jaeger (Eds.). Wiley Press.
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