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dc.creatorRojas Alvarado, Carlos Alonso
dc.creatorMolina Murillo, Sergio Andrés
dc.creatorDoss, Robin G.
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-03T15:27:12Z
dc.date.available2020-04-03T15:27:12Z
dc.date.issued2019-12-20
dc.identifier.citationhttps://revistas.uned.ac.cr/index.php/cuadernos/article/view/2619/3462es_ES
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/80866
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Integrated efforts for the management and conservation of natural resources require the availability of socio-cultural information. However, perceptional studies are rarely used along with biological data to design methodologies of biodiversity conservation. Objective: To explore the potential of perceptional information on fungi as a tool for developing culture-sensitive methods of management and conservation. Methods: Through a survey-based design, ethnomycological information from urban settings in Honduras and Costa Rica was collected and evaluated for a group of young adults (16-25 years old, N=615 surveys). Results: Fungi were not perceived to have the value of plants and animals, in both countries. The latter were mentioned as preferred by 74% of respondents. By country, 39% of Costa Ricans mentioned the most important use of fungi to be food, whereas 58% of Hondurans responded a medicinal application. Remarkably, 27% of respondents in Costa Rica mentioned that fungi are important in ecological processes, much higher than Hondurans with only 7%. Conclusions: Exposure to formal education or previous cultural background may not play such an important role in shaping perceptions of the group of fungi as it does social aspects associated with the city lifestyle in the populations studied.es_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
dc.sourceCuadernos de Investigación UNED, Vol. 11 Núm. 3es_ES
dc.subjectconservationes_ES
dc.subjectCosta Ricaes_ES
dc.subjectfunctional diversityes_ES
dc.subjectHondurases_ES
dc.subjectmonitoringes_ES
dc.subjectnatural capitales_ES
dc.titlePerceptions of the use and value of fungi by two groups of young adults from Central Americaes_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.22458/urj.v11i3.2619
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ingeniería::Instituto Investigaciones en Ingeniería (INII)es_ES
dc.identifier.codproyecto731-B4-249
dc.identifier.codproyecto731-A0-826


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