Master theses

  • Geck, Matthias S. (2011).
    Access and Benefit-Sharing in the Context of Ethnobotanical Research – Is the Creation of a Medicinal Plant Garden an Appropriate Means? – A Field Study from Shaxi, Northwest Yunnan, China.
    University of Zürich. Download (PDF, 11 MB)
  • Monigatti, Martina (2011).
    Ethnobotany in the Northern Peruvian Andes
    Local Knowledge on Medicinal Plant Use
    University of Zürich. Download (PDF, 4 MB)
  • Staub, Peter (2011).
    Ethnobotanical Study of Ritual Plants used by the Bai People of Shaxi, Southwest China.
    University of Zürich. Download (PDF, 2.6 MB)
  • Büeler, Franziska (2010).
    Ethnobotanical Study among Ethnic Groups in the Shuiluo Valley, Southwest China: Local Knowledge of Ritual Plant Use
    University of Zürich. Download (PDF, 8.3 MB)
  • Ineichen, Robert (2007).
    Traditionen in Kultur
    Medizinalpflanzen im Shaxi-Tal, Südwest-China
    University of Zürich. Download (PDF, 22 MB)

PhD theses

  • Dal Cero, Maja (2016).
    Swiss medicinal flora: a result of knowledge transmission over the last two
    Posted at the Zurich Open Repository and Archive, University of Zurich
    ZORA URL: (externer Link PDF, 14 MB)
  • Huber, Franz (2013).
    What defines sustainability? An ecological and societal analysis of wild medicinal plant and mushroom collection with respect to livelihood strategies in the Hengduan Mountains, Southwest China
    DISS. ETH NO. 21242, ETH Zürich, Switzerland. Download Abstract (PDF, 82 KB)
  • Frei, Barbara (1997).
    Medical ethnobotany of the Isthmus-Sierra Zapotecs (Oaxaca, Mexico) and biologcal-phytochemical investigation of selected medicinal plants
    DISS. ETH NO. 12324, ETH Zürich, Switzerland. Download Abstract (PDF, 850 KB)

CAS in Ethnobotanik und Ethnomedizin, Universität Zürich

  • XY (2010).
    University of Zürich

Open Access Books

  • Angelsen, A., Larsen, H.O., Lund J.F., Smith-Hall, C., and S. Wunder (eds). 2011.
    Measuring Livelihoods and Environmental Dependence: Methods for Research and Fieldwork.
    Earthscan Edinburgh, UK. External link to download pdf (2.8 MB)
    Ausgezeichnetes Handbuch für die Planung und Durchführung von (quantitativen) Haushalts- und Dorf-Befragungen im Zusammenhang mit der Nutzung von natürlichen Ressourcen.


  • XY (2010).
    University of Zürich

Access and Benefit Sharing, Nagoya-Protokoll, Convention on Biological Diversity, CBD

  • Geck, Matthias S. (2018).
    Medicina Tradicional y Herbolaria Zoque
    Publisher: La Cosecha, San Cristóbal de las Casas, México
    Download (PDF, 60 MB)