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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Johannes Trautendorfer (2011): Lokales Wildpflanzenwissen in der Region Donauschlinge, OÖ Cultural Domain Analysis, Weitergabe des Wissens, Motive und Spezialisierung der Sammlerinnen und Sammler.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Landschaftsentwicklung, Erholungs- und Naturschutzplanung (ILEN), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 105. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
Local knowledge on wild gathered plants is a very important resource for a region. Thus it has to be documented. There is a need for research on transmission as well as on the people who acquire and spread this knowledge. The survey was done with 22 gatherers by cultural domain analysis, freelisting and structured interviews. The transmission of knowledge was asked and compared with the business-management SECI Model. Gatherers were grouped through the motives and the concept of recreation specialization with its four dimensions behaviour, knowledge, commitment and investment. Local knowledge on wild gathered plants is changing. I found traditional gatherers as well as “new gatherers”, who show significant external influences. Gathering wild plants is not anymore only a woman’s domain. It is seen as a leisure time activity. In contrast to scientific knowledge, local knowledge has a lion’s share of implicit knowledge. It is passed on within the families. I found a superior number of 142 gathered plants in the region and they are mainly used for drinks and food. People gather for ideally reasons, hardly for economic motives. As a result I can recommend increasing local knowledge involvement in institutional education. The high valuation of the wild plants has a sustainable potential for creating economic value. With the multidisciplinary approach an all-embracing picture of the local knowledge has been drawn. The method can be applied on further research.

Beurteilende(r): Arnberger Arne
1.Mitwirkender: Eder Renate

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