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Sea and land ethnoecology at the coast of São Paulo State: fishing areas and use of natural resources

Grant number: 01/05263-2
Support type:BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
Duration: March 01, 2003 - February 28, 2007
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology
Principal Investigator:Alpina Begossi
Grantee:Alpina Begossi
Home Institution: Núcleo de Estudos e Pesquisas Ambientais (NEPAM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):04/02183-6 - Ethno-ichthyology, diet and alimentary taboos of artisanal fishermen of Ilhabela, Northern coast of São Paulo, BP.DR
04/11977-6 - Ethnoecology and ethnotaxonomy of the fishermen of Perequê Beach, Guarujá, SP, BP.MS
04/11273-9 - Socioecological dynamics in participative fish farm management: the case of a marine extractivist reserve, BP.PD
04/07073-4 - Risk and uncertainty: the use of ecological models in artisanal fishing, BP.DR
03/13688-9 - Inter and intra specific diversity of species cultivated: the management of species and rocks in the context of use of land and of the sea for São Paulo caiçara populations, BP.PD


The general objective of this study is to continue the survey on the use of natural resources by the inhabitants of coastal areas of São Paulo Atlantic Forest, in particular by caiçara artisanal fishers. We intend to continue mapping de areas used for artisanal fishing, and the analyses of the vegetation and fish catch used, such as for consumption and medicine. We also intend to include ethnoecological studies, focusing on the local knowledge concerning fish habitat, feeding behavior and nomenclature. We choose three representative areas of the Sao Paulo coast, areas that are important regarding the management and conservation of the natural resources, as well as complementary areas in relation to previous research projects: the region close to Bertioga (south), Ilhabela (center), and Ubatuba (Picinguaba-Puruba-north). Therefore, these three patches or spots will be case studies looking for general patterns of interaction caiçaras-natural resources for the Sao Paulo coast. Expected results include, besides publications in scientific journals, two books: one about ethnoichthyology and the other about ethnobotany of Sao Paulo coast. (AU)

Scientific publications (10)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
PERONI, NIVALDO; HANAZAKI, NATALIA; BEGOSSI, ALPINA; ZUCHIWSCHI, ELAINE; LACERDA, VICTORIA DUARTE; MIRANDA, TATIANA MOTA. Homegardens in a micro-regional scale: contributions to agrobiodiversity conservation in an urban-rural context. ETHNOBIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION, v. 5, AUG 22 2016. Web of Science Citations: 7.
RAMIRES, MILENA; CLAUZET, MARIANA; BARRELLA, WALTER; ROTUNDO, MATHEUS M.; SILVANO, RENATO A. M.; BEGOSSI, ALPINA. Fishers' knowledge about fish trophic interactions in the southeastern Brazilian coast. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, v. 11, MAR 5 2015. Web of Science Citations: 8.
RAMIRES, MILENA; ROTUNDO, MATHEUS MARCOS; BEGOSSI, ALPINA. The use of fish in Ilhabela (Sao Paulo/Brazil): preferences, food taboos and medicinal indications. Biota Neotropica, v. 12, n. 1, p. 21-29, Mar. 2012. Web of Science Citations: 3.
PRISCILA FABIANA MACEDO LOPES; ALPINA BEGOSSI. Temporal changes in caiçara artisanal fishing and alternatives for management: a case study on the southeastern Brazilian coast. Biota Neotropica, v. 8, n. 2, p. 53-62, Jun. 2008.
BEGOSSI, ALPINA; SILVANO, RENATO A. M. Ecology and ethnoecology of dusky grouper [garoupa, Epinephelus marginatus (Lowe, 1834)] along the coast of Brazil. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, v. 4, 2008. Web of Science Citations: 26.
EMPERAIRE‚ L.; PERONI‚ N. Traditional management of agrobiodiversity in Brazil: a case study of manioc. Human Ecology, v. 35, n. 6, p. 761-768, 2007.
SOUZA, SHIRLEY P.; BEGOSSI, ALPINA. Whales, dolphins or fishes? The ethnotaxonomy of cetaceans in Sao Sebastiao, Brazil. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, v. 3, 2007. Web of Science Citations: 23.
BEGOSSI, ALPINA. The ethnoecology of Caicara metapopulations (Atlantic Forest, Brazil): ecological concepts and questions. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, v. 2, 2006. Web of Science Citations: 18.

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