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Distribution, abundance and traditional management of Agave potatorum in the Tehuacán Valley, Mexico: bases for sustainable use of non-timber forest products

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, September 2014
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Title
Distribution, abundance and traditional management of Agave potatorum in the Tehuacán Valley, Mexico: bases for sustainable use of non-timber forest products
Published in
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, September 2014
DOI 10.1186/1746-4269-10-63
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Abstract

Agave species have been used for thousands of years in the Tehuacán Valley, but the current mescal production has great impact on populations of the most used species. Harvesting of A. potatorum takes place before sexual reproduction and the over-extraction put local populations at high risk. In the community of San Luis Atolotilán (SLA), mescal has been produced for one century but the growing mescal trade is leading to intensified agave extraction. Our study evaluated distribution and abundance of A. potatorum, extraction rates, management practices and economic importance for SLA households. The unbalanced relation between availability and extraction rates would be an indicator of risk requiring sustainable management strategies. Our case study aspires contributing to analyze general patterns for sustainable use for this and other forest products highly extracted.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Mexico 1 2%
Unknown 54 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 23%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 13%
Student > Bachelor 7 13%
Researcher 6 11%
Other 10 18%
Unknown 5 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 32 57%
Environmental Science 8 14%
Social Sciences 2 4%
Engineering 2 4%
Computer Science 1 2%
Other 4 7%
Unknown 7 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 October 2014.
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#8,205,441
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#399
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#100,300
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
#7
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