Rômulo R N Alves

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Country: Brazil

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Zootherapeutic practices among fishing communities in North and Northeast Brazil: a comparison
    Rômulo R N Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Av das Baraúnas, 351 Campus Universitário, Bodocongo, Campina Grande, PB, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 111:82-103. 2007
  2. pmc Animal-based remedies as complementary medicines in the semi-arid region of northeastern Brazil
    Rômulo R N Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Avenida das Baraúnas, Campina Grande, Paraíba 58109 753, Brazil
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2011:179876. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Students' attitudes toward and knowledge about snakes in the semiarid region of Northeastern Brazil
    Rômulo R N Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Av, das Baraúnas, 351 Campus Universitário, Bodocongo, 58109 753 Campina Grande PB, Brasil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 10:30. 2014
  4. pmc Ethnotaxonomical considerations and usage of ichthyofauna in a fishing community in Ceará State, Northeast Brazil
    Márcia Freire Pinto
    Pós Graduação em Etnobiologia e Conservação da Natureza, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Pós Graduação em Desenvolvimento e MeioAmbiente, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Joao Pessoa, Brazil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 9:17. 2013
  5. pmc Birds and people in semiarid northeastern Brazil: symbolic and medicinal relationships
    Dandara Monalisa Mariz Bezerra
    Departamento de Sistemática e Ecologia, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Campus I, Brasil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 9:3. 2013
  6. pmc Ethno-ornithology and conservation of wild birds in the semi-arid Caatinga of northeastern Brazil
    Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Bodocongo, Campina Grande Pb, Brazil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 9:14. 2013
  7. pmc Traditional uses of medicinal animals in the semi-arid region of northeastern Brazil
    Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Campina Grande, PB, Brazil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 8:41. 2012
  8. pmc A zoological catalogue of hunted reptiles in the semiarid region of Brazil
    Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Av, das Baraúnas, 351 Campus Universitário, Bodocongó 58109 753, Campina Grande Pb, Brazil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 8:27. 2012
  9. doi request reprint A review on human attitudes towards reptiles in Brazil
    Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Av das Baraúnas, 351 Campus Universitário Bodocongó, 58109 753 Campina Grande, PB, Brazil
    Environ Monit Assess 184:6877-901. 2012
  10. pmc Capture and commercialization of blue land crabs ("guaiamum") Cardisoma guanhumi (Lattreille, 1825) along the coast of Bahia State, Brazil: an ethnoecological approach
    Angélica M S Firmo
    Departamento de Ciências Agrárias e Biológicas, Programa de Pós Graduação em Biodiversidade Tropical Ecologia, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo Centro Universitário Norte do Espírito Santo UFES CEUNES, São Mateus, Brazil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 8:12. 2012

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  1. ncbi request reprint Zootherapeutic practices among fishing communities in North and Northeast Brazil: a comparison
    Rômulo R N Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Av das Baraúnas, 351 Campus Universitário, Bodocongo, Campina Grande, PB, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 111:82-103. 2007
    ..Results suggest that similarities in the repertoire of medicinal resources chosen by the surveyed communities reflects both a geographic/cultural continuum and the local accessibility/availability of the resources...
  2. pmc Animal-based remedies as complementary medicines in the semi-arid region of northeastern Brazil
    Rômulo R N Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Avenida das Baraúnas, Campina Grande, Paraíba 58109 753, Brazil
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2011:179876. 2011
    ..Given a high proportion of medicinal animals observed in the study area, it is logical to conclude that any conservation strategy should include access to modern health care...
  3. doi request reprint Students' attitudes toward and knowledge about snakes in the semiarid region of Northeastern Brazil
    Rômulo R N Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Av, das Baraúnas, 351 Campus Universitário, Bodocongo, 58109 753 Campina Grande PB, Brasil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 10:30. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate students' perception of snakes and if attitudes and knowledge may differ according to gender and local residence (urban or rural)...
  4. pmc Ethnotaxonomical considerations and usage of ichthyofauna in a fishing community in Ceará State, Northeast Brazil
    Márcia Freire Pinto
    Pós Graduação em Etnobiologia e Conservação da Natureza, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Pós Graduação em Desenvolvimento e MeioAmbiente, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Joao Pessoa, Brazil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 9:17. 2013
    ..This study aimed to analyse the knowledge of and utilization of fishes by the artisanal fishermen in a fishing community on the coast of Ceará State (Northeast Brazil)...
  5. pmc Birds and people in semiarid northeastern Brazil: symbolic and medicinal relationships
    Dandara Monalisa Mariz Bezerra
    Departamento de Sistemática e Ecologia, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Campus I, Brasil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 9:3. 2013
    ..At least 511 species of birds occur in the semiarid region of northeastern Brazil and many of them interact with human populations in a number of different ways, including their use in zootherapeutics and their links with local beliefs...
  6. pmc Ethno-ornithology and conservation of wild birds in the semi-arid Caatinga of northeastern Brazil
    Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Bodocongo, Campina Grande Pb, Brazil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 9:14. 2013
    ..These measures should be carried out by both directly combating the illegal traffic of animals and promoting educational campaigns aimed at all the players involved, from the collectors up to the consumer and wild bird keepers...
  7. pmc Traditional uses of medicinal animals in the semi-arid region of northeastern Brazil
    Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Campina Grande, PB, Brazil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 8:41. 2012
    ..As such, studies concerning the uses of zootherapeutics are important windows to understanding human/environmental/cultural interactions and a pathway to conciliating regional cultures with efforts to conserve the native fauna...
  8. pmc A zoological catalogue of hunted reptiles in the semiarid region of Brazil
    Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Av, das Baraúnas, 351 Campus Universitário, Bodocongó 58109 753, Campina Grande Pb, Brazil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 8:27. 2012
    ..Strategies for conserving the reptiles of the Brazilian semi-arid region must reconcile and integrate human and conservation needs...
  9. doi request reprint A review on human attitudes towards reptiles in Brazil
    Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Av das Baraúnas, 351 Campus Universitário Bodocongó, 58109 753 Campina Grande, PB, Brazil
    Environ Monit Assess 184:6877-901. 2012
    ..A better understanding of the cultural, social, and traditional roles of these reptiles is fundamental to establishing management plans for their sustainable use...
  10. pmc Capture and commercialization of blue land crabs ("guaiamum") Cardisoma guanhumi (Lattreille, 1825) along the coast of Bahia State, Brazil: an ethnoecological approach
    Angélica M S Firmo
    Departamento de Ciências Agrárias e Biológicas, Programa de Pós Graduação em Biodiversidade Tropical Ecologia, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo Centro Universitário Norte do Espírito Santo UFES CEUNES, São Mateus, Brazil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 8:12. 2012
    ..So, the present work describes the ethnoecological aspects of the capture and commercialization of C. guanhumi by a fishing community in northeastern Brazil...
  11. pmc Perceptions of environmental changes and lethargic crab disease among crab harvesters in a Brazilian coastal community
    Angélica M S Firmo
    Departamento de Ciências Agrárias e Biológicas, Programa de Pós Graduação em Biodiversidade Tropical Ecologia, Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo UFES, São Mateus, Brazil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 7:34. 2011
    ..The present work examined the perceptions of members of a Brazilian crab harvesting community concerning environmental changes and the Lethargic Crab Disease...
  12. pmc Fishers' knowledge and seahorse conservation in Brazil
    Ierecê Ml Rosa
    Departamento de Sistemática e Ecologia, Centro de Ciências Exatas e da Natureza, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, 58059 900 João Pessoa, PB, Brazil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 1:12. 2005
    ....
  13. pmc Hunting and use of terrestrial fauna used by Caiçaras from the Atlantic Forest coast (Brazil)
    Natalia Hanazaki
    Ecology and Zoology Department, Federal University of Santa Catarina, ECZ CCB UFSC, Florianopolis SC, 88010 970, Brazil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 5:36. 2009
    ..Its native inhabitants in the Southeastern coast include the Caiçaras (descendants from Amerindians and European colonizers), with a deep knowledge on the natural resources used for their livelihood...
  14. pmc From Eshu to Obatala: animals used in sacrificial rituals at Candomblé "terreiros" in Brazil
    Nivaldo A Léo Neto
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Ciências Sociais, Laboratório de Estudos em Movimentos Etnicos, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Avenida Aprígio Veloso, 882 Bloco BA, Bodocongo, 58109 970 Campina Grande, PB Brasil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 5:23. 2009
    ..The present work aims to document the use of animal species in these sacrificial practices in the cities of Caruaru (PE) and Campina Grande (PB) in Norteastern Brazil, and to further understand the symbolism of these rituals...
  15. pmc Zootherapeutics utilized by residents of the community Poço Dantas, Crato-CE, Brazil
    Felipe S Ferreira
    Universidade Regional do Cariri, Departamento de Quimica Biologica, Crato, CE, Brazil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 5:21. 2009
    ..Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze the use of medicinal animals in a rural community (Poco Dantas) in the municipality of Crato, Ceara, Brazil...
  16. pmc Animal-based folk remedies sold in public markets in Crato and Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará, Brazil
    Felipe S Ferreira
    Universidade Regional do Cariri, Departamento de Quimica Biologica, Crato, CE, Brazil
    BMC Complement Altern Med 9:17. 2009
    ..The present work prepared an inventory of the animals sold in public markets in the cities of Crato and Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará State, Brazil...
  17. pmc Termite usage associated with antibiotic therapy: enhancement of aminoglycoside antibiotic activity by natural products of Nasutitermes corniger (Motschulsky 1855)
    Henrique D M Coutinho
    Universidade Regional do Cariri, Laboratório de Microbiologia e Biologia Molecular, Crato CE, 63105 000, Brazil
    BMC Complement Altern Med 9:35. 2009
    ..The present work tests the modifying antibiotic activity of Nasutitermes corniger, a termite used in folk medicine in Northeastern region of Brazil...
  18. pmc Environmental perception of gatherers of the crab 'caranguejo-uçá' (Ucides cordatus, Decapoda, Brachyura) affecting their collection attitudes
    Rômulo R N Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraíba and Programa de Pós Graduação em Ciências Biológicas Zoologia, Joao Pessoa, PB, Brazil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 1:10. 2005
  19. pmc Use and commercialization of Podocnemis expansa (Schweiger 1812) (Testudines: Podocnemididae) for medicinal purposes in two communities in North of Brazil
    Rômulo R N Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Av, das Baraúnas, 351 Campus Universitário, Bodocongo, 58109 753, Campina Grande Pb, Brazil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 4:3. 2008
    ..Here we document the use and commercialization of P. expansa for medicinal purposes in the state of Pará, Northern Brazil...
  20. ncbi request reprint Zootherapy goes to town: the use of animal-based remedies in urban areas of NE and N Brazil
    Rômulo R N Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Av das Baraúnas, 351 Campus Universitário, Bodocongó 58109 753, Campina Grande, PB, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 113:541-55. 2007
    ..Among other aspects, the harvesting of threatened species confers zootherapy a role in the discussions about biodiversity conservation in Brazil...
  21. pmc Biodiversity, traditional medicine and public health: where do they meet?
    Rômulo R N Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Av, das Baraúnas, 351 Campus Universitário, Bodocongo, 58109 753, Campina Grande Pb, Brazil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 3:14. 2007
    ..We explore the importance of biodiversity and ecosystem services to global and human health, the risks which human impacts on ecosystems and biodiversity present to human health and welfare...
  22. pmc Animal-based remedies as complementary medicines in Santa Cruz do Capibaribe, Brazil
    Rômulo R N Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Avenida das Baraúnas, Campina Grande, Paraíba 58109 753, Brazil
    BMC Complement Altern Med 8:44. 2008
    ..This paper examines the use and commercialization of animals for medicinal purposes in Brazil's semi-arid caatinga region...
  23. ncbi request reprint From cnidarians to mammals: the use of animals as remedies in fishing communities in NE Brazil
    Rômulo R N Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Campus Universitário do Bodocongó, Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brasil
    J Ethnopharmacol 107:259-76. 2006
    ..This shows the need to integrate traditional knowledge into strategies to conserve and manage faunistic resources in Brazil...
  24. pmc Why study the use of animal products in traditional medicines?
    Rômulo R N Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, 58059 970 João Pessoa, PB, Brazil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 1:5. 2005
    ..This paper discusses some related aspects of the use of animals or parts thereof as medicines, and their implications for ecology, culture (the traditional knowledge), economy, and public health...
  25. pmc Ethnozoology in Brazil: current status and perspectives
    Rômulo Rn Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Av das Baraúnas, 351 Campus Universitário, Bodocongó 58109 753, Campina Grande Pb, Brasil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 7:22. 2011
    ....
  26. pmc The faunal drugstore: animal-based remedies used in traditional medicines in Latin America
    Rômulo R N Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Avenida das Baraúnas, Campina Grande, Paraíba 58109 753, Brazil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 7:9. 2011
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Medicinal animals as therapeutic alternative in a semi-arid region of northeastern Brazil
    Rômulo R N Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil
    Forsch Komplementmed 16:305-12. 2009
    ..Nevertheless, there is a general lack of information about this type of trade in the country. In this review, we report on the trade of medicinal animal species in a semi-arid region in northeastern Brazil...
  28. ncbi request reprint The influence of religiosity on health
    Rômulo Romeu da Nóbrega Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Campina Grande, PB, 58109 753, Brazil
    Cien Saude Colet 15:2105-11. 2010
    ..Independent of the possible mechanisms, if individuals receive health profits by the religion; those should be motivated, respecting the individual faith of each one...
  29. pmc Hunting strategies used in the semi-arid region of northeastern Brazil
    Rômulo R N Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brasil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 5:12. 2009
    ....
  30. pmc Fauna used in popular medicine in Northeast Brazil
    Rômulo R N Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Bodocongo, 58109 753, Campina Grande Pb, Brazil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 5:1. 2009
    ..In this paper we summarize current knowledge on zootherapeutic practices in Northeast of Brazil, based on information compiled from ethnobiological scientific literature...
  31. pmc Medicinal animals used in ethnoveterinary practices of the 'Cariri Paraibano', NE Brazil
    Wedson M S Souto
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Ciências Biológicas Zoologia, Departamento de Sistemática e Ecologia, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, 58059 970 João Pessoa, PB, Brazil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 7:30. 2011
    ..was to describe the local zootherapeutic practices in ethnoveterinary medicine of semi-arid of NE Brazil (Caatinga biome) and to contribute to future research about the validation of the effects and side effects of these animal products..
  32. pmc Molluscs production associated to lunar-tide cycle: a case study in Paraíba State under ethnoecology viewpoint
    Alberto K Nishida
    Departamento de Sistemática e Ecologia, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, 58051 900 João Pessoa, PB, Brasil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2:28. 2006
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Topical anti-inflammatory activity of body fat from the lizard Tupinambis merianae
    Felipe S Ferreira
    Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Departamento de Sistemática e Ecologia, Joao Pessoa, PB, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 130:514-20. 2010
    ..The present study evaluated the topical anti-inflammatory activity of Tupinambis merianae fat in treating ear edema in an animal model...
  34. pmc Mollusks of Candomblé: symbolic and ritualistic importance
    Nivaldo A Léo Neto
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Ciências Biológicas Zoologia, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Joao Pessoa, PB, Brasil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 8:10. 2012
    ..The utilization of mollusks in Candomblé is strongly influenced by ancient Yoruba myths (Itãs) which, having survived enslavement and generations of captive labor, continue to guide the lives of Brazil's African Diaspora...
  35. pmc Animals to heal animals: ethnoveterinary practices in semiarid region, northeastern Brazil
    Maine V A Confessor
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Av, das Baraúnas, 351 Campus Universitário, Bodocongo, 58109 753, Campina Grande Pb, Brazil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 5:37. 2009
    ..This study documents ethnoveterinary practices in one local semi-arid region in Northeast Brazil and discusses the findings in the surveyed area...
  36. ncbi request reprint Animal-based medicines used in ethnoveterinary practices in the semi-arid region of Northeastern Brazil
    Wedson M S Souto
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Ciências Biológicas, Departamento de Sistemática e Ecologia, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Joao Pessoa, PB, Brasil
    An Acad Bras Cienc 84:669-78. 2012
    ..Other studies for scientific validation of the effects and side effects of these zootherapeutic products are needed before they can be recommended or not for use...
  37. doi request reprint Commercialization of animal-derived remedies as complementary medicine in the semi-arid region of Northeastern Brazil
    Rômulo R N Alves
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Avenida das Baraúnas, Campina Grande, Paraíba 58109 753, Brazil romulo
    J Ethnopharmacol 124:600-8. 2009
    ..While widespread and of great importance to large population that has limited access to contemporary medicine, such practices are poorly understood and the potential value of medicinal animal species largely unknown...
  38. ncbi request reprint Capture techniques' use of Caranguejo-uçá crabs (Ucides cordatus) in Paraíba state (northeastern Brazil) and its socio-environmental implications
    Douglas M Nascimento
    Departamento de Sistemática e Ecologia, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Joao Pessoa, PB, Brasil
    An Acad Bras Cienc 84:1051-64. 2012
    ..Knowledge of crab harvesting carried out using these two techniques and the possible social and environmental impacts caused by redinha, can lead to more effective planning and actions towards the conservation of the species...
  39. doi request reprint Parallels between zootherapeutic practices in ethnoveterinary and human complementary medicine in northeastern Brazil
    Wedson M S Souto
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Ciências Biológicas Zoologia, Departamento de Sistemática e Ecologia, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, 58059 970 João Pessoa, PB, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 134:753-67. 2011
    ..In this sense, we sought to determine the connections between human and animal ethnopharmacology and their implications for ethnoveterinary medicine in northeastern Brazil...
  40. pmc The lunar-tide cycle viewed by crustacean and mollusc gatherers in the State of Paraíba, Northeast Brazil and their influence in collection attitudes
    Alberto K Nishida
    Departamento de Sistemática e Ecologia, Universidade Federalda Paraíba, 58051 900 João Pessoa, PB, Brasil
    J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2:1. 2006
    ..The results showed that the gatherers have an accurate comprehension of tidal phenomenon based on their exploitation of natural resources, which perpetuates through generations...
  41. ncbi request reprint Wild birds as pets in Campina Grande, Paraíba State, Brazil: an ethnozoological approach
    Morgana R Licarião
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Ciência e Tecnologia Ambiental, Universidade Estadual da Paraiba, Campina Grande, PB, Brasil
    An Acad Bras Cienc 85:201-13. 2013
    ..The popularity of birds as pets, compounded by the inefficiency of official controls over the commerce of wild animals has stimulated the illegal capture and breeding of wild birds in Campina Grande...
  42. doi request reprint Is the body fat of the lizard Tupinambis merianae effective against bacterial infections?
    Felipe S Ferreira
    Universidade Federal da Paraíba UFPB, Centro de Ciências Exatas e da Natureza, Departamento de Sistemática e Ecologia, Campus I, Joao Pessoa, PB, Brazil ferreira
    J Ethnopharmacol 126:233-7. 2009
    ..This work presents the chemical compositions of the body fat of Tupinambis merianae and evaluates the antibacterial activity of the body fat as well as the ecological implications of its use in traditional medicine...