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Folk taxonomy and use of mushrooms in communities around Ngorongoro and Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, September 2012
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Title
Folk taxonomy and use of mushrooms in communities around Ngorongoro and Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
Published in
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, September 2012
DOI 10.1186/1746-4269-8-36
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Authors

Tibuhwa, Donatha Damian

Abstract

Maasai and Kurya form two main communities around the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania which are mainly pastoralists. Changing climate to excessive drought, have recently forced them to start practicing subsistence farming which is severely affected by wild animals. This study explored status of the folk taxonomy and uses of mushrooms in the two communities as a pave way for possibilities of introducing mushroom cultivation, an alternative crop which is hardly affected by wild animals.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 3%
South Africa 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
France 1 1%
India 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Philippines 1 1%
Unknown 64 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 24%
Researcher 15 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 18%
Student > Postgraduate 6 8%
Student > Bachelor 4 6%
Other 11 15%
Unknown 6 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 32 44%
Environmental Science 9 13%
Social Sciences 5 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 3%
Other 10 14%
Unknown 10 14%

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 03 May 2013.
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#6,257,853
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#330
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
#7
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