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ISSN Print: 2394-0530, ISSN Online: 2320-3862, NAAS Rating: 3.53

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Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies

2015, Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part B
Qualitative investigation techniques used for analysis of ethnobotanical data from Thal Desert, Punjab Pakistan

Humaira Shaheen, Rahmatullah Qureshi, Mirza Faisal Qaseem

In this study two quantitative techniques were used to investigate ethnobotanical data from Thal Desert, Punjab Pakistan. The relative importance of 124 native species reported as being useful by 90 informants was calculated employing the Use-Value (UV) and Relative Importance (RI) techniques. Both techniques place value on a given taxon based on the number of uses attributed to it. Results obtained for both techniques are positively correlated, suggesting that they can be used interchangeably to evaluate local knowledge of a given resource. The implications and interpretation limitations of these two techniques are discussed in detail.
Map showing location of Thal Desert, Punjab, Pakistan.
Fig.: Map showing location of Thal Desert, Punjab, Pakistan.
Pages : 69-75 | 1018 Views | 37 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Humaira Shaheen, Rahmatullah Qureshi, Mirza Faisal Qaseem. Qualitative investigation techniques used for analysis of ethnobotanical data from Thal Desert, Punjab Pakistan. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 2015; 3(6): 69-75.
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