Frazão-Moreira Amélia

Frazão-Moreira Amélia
Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia | CRIA

PhD

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January 2008 - December 2015

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Publications (40)
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Oral presentation Coexistence between humans and predators is often discussed within a context of conflict but it is also a continuum of interactions, a relationship with both positive and negative aspects. We explored attitudes toward Iberian lynxes and wolves in Portuguese areas where their presence is recent either through reintroduction or reco...
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Agroforest mosaics represent one of the most extensive human-impacted terrestrial systems worldwide and play an increasingly critical role in wildlife conservation. In such dynamic shared landscapes, coexistence can be compromised if people view wildlife as a source of infectious disease. A cross-disciplinary One Health knowledge base can help to i...
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Understanding the capacity for humans to share resources (crops, wild foods, space) with large-bodied wildlife is vital for biodiversity conservation and human wellbeing, and requires comprehensive examination of their temporal interactions over fine spatial scales. We combined ecological (plant identification, wild fruit availability plots, animal...
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One of the main challenges when integrating biological and social perspectives in primatology is overcoming interdisciplinary barriers. Unfamiliarity with subject-specific theory and language, distinct disciplinary-bound approaches to research, and academic boundaries aimed at “preserving the integrity” of subject disciplines can hinder development...
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Background West African landscapes are largely characterised by complex agroforest mosaics. Although the West African forests are considered a nonhuman primate hotspot, knowledge on the distribution of many species is often lacking and out-of-date. Considering the fast-changing nature of the landscapes in this region, up-to-date information on prim...
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List of geographic locations including protected or unprotected areas identified as priority for future primate surveys. Numbers in brackets under the Areas column only refer to protected areas Data source: UNEP - WCMC Protected Planet (2014–2018) Available at: http//:www.protectedplanet.net. 1(Galat, Galat-Luong & Nizinski, 2009) conducted surveys...
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Background Ethnographic research can help to establish dialog between conservationists and local people in reintroduction areas. Considering that predator reintroductions may cause local resistance, we assessed attitudes of different key actor profiles to the return of the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) to Portugal before reintroduction started in 20...
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Iberian Lynx reintroduction started in southern Portugal in 2015. As part of this project we have been following local key actors’ positions towards the process, including their perceptions about this threatened species and other predators. Using an ethnographic approach and conducting interviews we explored local discourses about nature, environme...
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This paper is focused on the Nalu sacred forests in Guinea-Bissau, as an example of African sacred landscapes changes. Based on a deep ethnographical research, the global hegemonic perspectives and the local reconfigurations of sacred forests will be discussed. The Nalu people, converted to Islam in the 20th century, shared a pre-Islamic cosmology...
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This communication presents research conducted according to the theoretical viewpoint held passionately by Cláudia Sousa: the need for an interdisciplinary perspective between anthropology, primatology and conservation. Only then can a holistic understanding of human and chimpanzee interactions be achieved that includes local knowledge, and involve...
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This dossier pays homage to the primatologist Cláudia Sousa and is the result of a seminar held in her memory. It collates the presentations of Cláudia’s colleagues on themes that demonstrate not only the importance of her work but also the legacy that she left. It highlights the potential for novel ways to bring together social and human sciences...
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This dossier pays homage to the primatologist Cláudia Sousa and is the result of a seminar held in her memory. It collates the presentations of Cláudia’s colleagues on themes that demonstrate not only the importance of her work but also the legacy that she left. It highlights the potential for novel ways to bring together social and human sciences...
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This communication presents research conducted according to the theoretical viewpoint held passionately by Cláudia Sousa: the need for an interdisciplinary perspective between anthropology, primatology and conservation. Only then can a holistic understanding of human and chimpanzee interactions be achieved that includes local knowledge, and involve...
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Not much is known about how the cultural image of predators has been constructed in Western contexts and changed through time. This article reviews representations of lynx in Western Europe. A ‘cultural map’ of lynx in historical contexts is presented, and the ‘social visibility’ of the Iberian lynx in Portugal explored. Since prehistoric times the...
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Background: In attempting to understand how the use of medicinal plants is symbolically valued and transformed according to specific cosmologies, we gain valuable insight into the ethnopharmacologial practices, in terms of the major role played by healers, as custodians of local ethnobotanical knowledge, but also as ritual masters. Thus, the goal...
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This paper explores representations of wolves in Portuguese literature using an anthropological framework to analyze perceptions, beliefs, knowledge, and practices. From a literary corpus compilation, 262 excerpts from 68 works that made reference to wolves were classified by grid analysis into 12 categories, encompassing the diversity of meanings...
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Local knowledge and the ecological practices have been important matters in the study of the ways that people make places and feel the world. Nowadays, in the “ecological era,” this subject gained new prominence. However, different dynamics emerge that, in some way, can seem epistemologically ambiguous. Ethnobiological studies, heirs of linguistic...
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Local knowledge and the ecological practices have been important matters in the study of the ways that people make places and feel the world. Nowadays, in the “ecological era,” this subject gained new prominence. However, different dynamics emerge that, in some way, can seem epistemologically ambiguous. Ethnobiological studies, heirs of linguistic...
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The starting point is that to use plants for practical purposes (medicinal, food, craft or ritual) is also to classify. When people describe "local ecological knowledge", reporting plants morphological characteristics, habitats, wisdom, are in fact evoking different criteria for classifying according to different social purposes and activities. Dat...
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Many European protected areas were legally created to preserve and maintain biological diversity, unique natural features and associated cultural heritage. Built over centuries as a result of geographical and historical factors interacting with human activity, these territories are reservoirs of resources, practices and knowledge that have been the...
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The study of social and economic change and the consequent landscape transformation in Parque Natural de Montesinho and Parque Natural de Douro Internacional (in the northeast of Portugal) allows us to discuss the ambivalent relation between the political aims of biodiversity preservation and the social reality in protected rural areas. Ethnographi...
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En las últimas décadas, las regiones montañosas de Portugal han sufrido transformaciones económicas y una intensa disminución de la población que conllevaran modificaciones visibles de los agroecosistemas y en consecuencia del paisaje. Un estudio de caso, conducido en un espacio natural protegido de la provincia portuguesa de Trás-os-Montes (2006-2...
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Neste artigo aborda-se a questão da construção de classificações do mundo natural, concretamente do universo vegetal, e da sua evocação nas práticas sociais. Partindo das classificações botânicas dos nalu da Guiné-Bissau discute-se o modelo taxonómico hierárquico, fundamento de muitas das análises etnobiológicas, e faz-se referência à discussão do...
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O artigo tem por objectivo entender como se processa a transmissão de conhecimentos a “meninos” que brincam e crescem numa floresta tropical africana. Discute-se ainda o carácter formal ou informal, escolar ou doméstico, dos mecanismos que prevalecem na apropriação dos elementos da cultura local, e mais em concreto, dos saberes acerca das plantas....

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Projects (3)
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Pastoralism is particularly exposed to the changes in climate and landscape (Scoones1996), which threatens its viability and the survival of pastoralist communities (Godde2020). Thus, pastoralist communities are already adapting their husbandry practices to ensure survival and continuity of their activity (Menghistu2020; Yu2016). Local adaptative responses, result the attested evolution of climate and individual and collective perceptions on these evolutions by local dwellers. The main objective is to study the local adaptive responses of pastoralism to climate change, in its biophysical and socio-cultural dimensions, in The Parque Natural de Montesinho (North of Portugal).
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To register and document local plant knowledge of regional flora and plant-use . Moreover, to understand the implications of social appropriation of plants and uses, as well as how this knowledge is processed and updated in rural contexts that are undergoing social and economic changes