Landscape reading under “ethno” aspect: a bibliographic study

Karen Veloso Ribeiro, Karoline Veloso Ribeiro, Emanuel Lindemberg Silva Albuquerque, Roseli Farias Melo de Barros


Heterogeneity of landscape mosaics associated with factors that lead to the categorization of a given environment is summarized in an important research theme of Landscape Ethnoecology. Consisting of a recent theme, which has been receiving notoriety, the goal was to present an overview about the referred subject, analyzing its Evolution between the years 2009 to 2019, in order to verify how it has been proposed and discussed by scholars around the world. This research was organized using bibliometric analysis, whose data were obtained on the basis of the Journals Portal by CAPES. Main subjects of the considered texts related to the use and classification of the landscape, conceptual studies, perception of the environment and soil categorization. Among researches performed worldwide, the American continent was the one with the largest number of studies (64.7%). 2016 was the year with the highest number of publications, highlighting Brazil for grouping a larger amount of works compared to other countries. Brazilian researches were developed in areas of Caatinga and Atlantic Forest, lacking studies in different vegetation groups in the country. Data showed that the authors focused on identifying broader environments. Biotic and abiotic landscape elements gave strong indications to differentiate landscape mosaics, especially when they were associated with vegetation and topography elements. Finally, deepening the understanding of how people are entwined to the environment provides important paths to understand and manage a particular territory.


Literary Research, Ethnoecology, Popular Knowledge, Environment

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