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Ethnobiology

Ethnobiology studies the relationship between humans and their environment in history and present time. Symbols, local knowledge, ecology, folk taxonomy – how people define plants and animals – folk beliefs and attitudes, medicine, folklore, legends, myths and all kinds of relevant archaeological, historical, ethnographic and anthropological data are explored.

Articles (with Ingvar Svanberg):

  • Traditional sports and games among the Sámi people in Northern Fennoscandia (Sápmi): an ethnobiological perspective. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, volume 18, Article number: 20 (2022). With Isak Lidström.
  • Historical and Contemporary Uses of Sea Buckthorn, Hippophae rhamnoides L., in the Nordic Countries. Journal of Northern Studies, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2021: 34–46.
  • ”Thunberg’s Barbary Lion in Uppsala,” Svenska Linnésällskapets Årsskrift 2021, pp. 182–184.
  • Wild European dewberry, Rubus caesius L. (fam. Rosaceae), in Sweden: from traditional regional consumption to exotic dessert at the Nobel Prize banquet. Journal of Ethnic Foods 2021 (open access)
  • A Parakeet in Uppsala around 1750. Svenska Linnésällskapets Årsskrift 2020
  • Keeping birds as domestic pest control. Aviculture: a history 2018
  • Killing wolves with lichens: wolf lichen, Letharia vulpina (L.) Hue, in Scandinavian folk biology. Svenska landsmål och svenskt folkliv 2017
  • A Russian Polar Bear in Stockholm in the Seventeenth Century. SLÅ 2016
  • Orangutans never made it to Uppsala: notes on Asian great apes in captivity. SLÅ 2015.
  • Catching basking ide, Leuciscus idus (L.), in the Baltic Sea: Fishing and local knowledge in the Finnish and Swedish archipelagos. Journal of Northern Studies 2011 (open access)

See also Central Asia & Siberia