Special Issue "Ethnomycology: Traditional and New Uses and Perceptions of Mushrooms and Their Importance for the Future"
A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Ecological Interactions of Fungi".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2022) | Viewed by 10009
Interests: food heritage; ethnobiology; ethnobotany; wild food plants; fermentations; neglected species
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The importance of wild food and medicinal mushrooms has in recent years reached the public audience, with dozens of blogs and events hosted even on social media focusing on exchanging popular knowledge and experiences in foraging mushrooms and using them, mainly for food and medicine (including psychoactive uses). Nevertheless, ethnomycology has represented so far a neglected areas within the ethnobiological studies, i.e., in those ethnography-based field surveys that investigate the dynamics of Traditional/Local Environmental Knowledge (TEK/LEK) systems linked to mushrooms, as well as the attached traditional and “new” utilizations, especially in local gastronomies and domestic medicines. The current Special Issue will try to fill in this gap, and will particularly welcome contributions on ethnomycology, both in terms of TEK/LEK-based field studies, as well as on the nutraceutical, bio-pharmacological, toxicological and/or technological evaluations of traditionally and newly utilized mushrooms. Moreover, the Special Issue especially invites cross-cultural ethnomycological studies and surveys that describe in depth the changes in the uses and public perceptions of mushrooms, with a specific accent on the role of the new media in popularizing mycology, as well as in educational platforms. Research on historical investigations on fungal species will be particularly welcome as well.
Prof. Dr. Andrea Pieroni
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- traditional food
- psychoactive mushrooms
- toxic mushrooms
- history of cuisine
- history of medicine
- social mycology