Participatory research and management of arumã (Ischnosiphon gracilis [rudge] Köern., Marantaceae) by the Kaiabi people in the Brazilian Amazon Article

Ferreira De Athayde, S, Mosimann Da Silva, G, Kaiabi, J et al. (2006). Participatory research and management of arumã (Ischnosiphon gracilis [rudge] Köern., Marantaceae) by the Kaiabi people in the Brazilian Amazon . 26(1), 36-59. 10.2993/0278-0771(2006)26[36:PRAMOA]2.0.CO;2

cited authors

  • Ferreira De Athayde, S; Mosimann Da Silva, G; Kaiabi, J; Kaiabi, M; Rocha De Souza, H; Ono, K; Bruna, EM

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abstract

  • Participatory research among the Kaiabi people at Xingu Indigenous Park in the southern Brazilian Amazon was conducted to support sound natural resource management. We studied aspects of the ethnoecology of an understory herbaceous plant, arum Ischnosiphon gracilis, Marantaceae, used in basketry weaving by Kaiabi men. Results of a three-year survey comparing arum populations and of a transplanting experiment evaluating the growth of arum seedlings in four different habitat types are presented. These, combined with discussions with Kaiabi communities and with results of studies conducted in other parts of the Amazon Basin, support a five-year rotating management strategy that allows for regeneration of harvested arum populations. © Society of Ethnobiology.

publication date

  • March 1, 2006

start page

  • 36

end page

  • 59

volume

  • 26

issue

  • 1