Karen Homegardens: Characteristics, Functions, and Species Diversity

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Karen Homegardens : Characteristics, Functions, and Species Diversity. / Panyadee, Prateep; Balslev, Henrik; Wangpakapattanawong, Prasit; Inta, Angkhana.

In: Economic Botany, Vol. 72, No. 1, 03.2018, p. 1-19.

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Panyadee, P, Balslev, H, Wangpakapattanawong, P & Inta, A 2018, 'Karen Homegardens: Characteristics, Functions, and Species Diversity', Economic Botany, vol. 72, no. 1, pp. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12231-018-9404-8

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Panyadee, P., Balslev, H., Wangpakapattanawong, P., & Inta, A. (2018). Karen Homegardens: Characteristics, Functions, and Species Diversity. Economic Botany, 72(1), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12231-018-9404-8

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Panyadee P, Balslev H, Wangpakapattanawong P, Inta A. 2018. Karen Homegardens: Characteristics, Functions, and Species Diversity. Economic Botany. 72(1):1-19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12231-018-9404-8

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Panyadee P, Balslev H, Wangpakapattanawong P, Inta A. Karen Homegardens: Characteristics, Functions, and Species Diversity. Economic Botany. 2018 Mar;72(1):1-19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12231-018-9404-8

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Panyadee, Prateep ; Balslev, Henrik ; Wangpakapattanawong, Prasit ; Inta, Angkhana. / Karen Homegardens : Characteristics, Functions, and Species Diversity. In: Economic Botany. 2018 ; Vol. 72, No. 1. pp. 1-19.

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title = "Karen Homegardens: Characteristics, Functions, and Species Diversity",
abstract = "Diversity is one of the most important traits of homegardens and contributes to maintaining their functions. Here, we investigated the diversity, characteristics, and functions of 75 Karen homegardens from four villages in Chiang Mai and Tak provinces in northern Thailand. In each homegarden, all used plant species were registered and classified according to their main use. The diversity and richness in each homegarden was estimated and the stratification of plants in horizontal zones was investigated. A total 268 plant species were recorded, ranging from 100 to 146 species in each of the four villages. These plants were mostly kept in the homegarden yard or along their boundaries. The most common species were mango (Mangifera indica L.), jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.), guava (Psidium guajava L.), and taro Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott. Besides these species, most plants differed from one village to another. Distance between the homegardens was important; homegardens in the same village were more similar than those in different villages. However, beyond the individual level, the distances alone could not be used to determine similarity. Despite the variation of species found in homegardens, the function and horizontal stratification of the Karen homegardens shared many traits. They satisfied both physical and aesthetic needs to the Karen people as witnessed by the high proportion of food and ornamental species. The reverse effects of urbanization (we used the distance from the nearest urban area as a proxy) on the diversity of ornamental species was also observed. In general, Karen homegardens had high richness and diversity which directly benefited the conservation of plant species. This diversity promotes food security at the household and community levels.",
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author = "Prateep Panyadee and Henrik Balslev and Prasit Wangpakapattanawong and Angkhana Inta",
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T2 - Characteristics, Functions, and Species Diversity

AU - Panyadee, Prateep

AU - Balslev, Henrik

AU - Wangpakapattanawong, Prasit

AU - Inta, Angkhana

PY - 2018/3

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N2 - Diversity is one of the most important traits of homegardens and contributes to maintaining their functions. Here, we investigated the diversity, characteristics, and functions of 75 Karen homegardens from four villages in Chiang Mai and Tak provinces in northern Thailand. In each homegarden, all used plant species were registered and classified according to their main use. The diversity and richness in each homegarden was estimated and the stratification of plants in horizontal zones was investigated. A total 268 plant species were recorded, ranging from 100 to 146 species in each of the four villages. These plants were mostly kept in the homegarden yard or along their boundaries. The most common species were mango (Mangifera indica L.), jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.), guava (Psidium guajava L.), and taro Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott. Besides these species, most plants differed from one village to another. Distance between the homegardens was important; homegardens in the same village were more similar than those in different villages. However, beyond the individual level, the distances alone could not be used to determine similarity. Despite the variation of species found in homegardens, the function and horizontal stratification of the Karen homegardens shared many traits. They satisfied both physical and aesthetic needs to the Karen people as witnessed by the high proportion of food and ornamental species. The reverse effects of urbanization (we used the distance from the nearest urban area as a proxy) on the diversity of ornamental species was also observed. In general, Karen homegardens had high richness and diversity which directly benefited the conservation of plant species. This diversity promotes food security at the household and community levels.

AB - Diversity is one of the most important traits of homegardens and contributes to maintaining their functions. Here, we investigated the diversity, characteristics, and functions of 75 Karen homegardens from four villages in Chiang Mai and Tak provinces in northern Thailand. In each homegarden, all used plant species were registered and classified according to their main use. The diversity and richness in each homegarden was estimated and the stratification of plants in horizontal zones was investigated. A total 268 plant species were recorded, ranging from 100 to 146 species in each of the four villages. These plants were mostly kept in the homegarden yard or along their boundaries. The most common species were mango (Mangifera indica L.), jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.), guava (Psidium guajava L.), and taro Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott. Besides these species, most plants differed from one village to another. Distance between the homegardens was important; homegardens in the same village were more similar than those in different villages. However, beyond the individual level, the distances alone could not be used to determine similarity. Despite the variation of species found in homegardens, the function and horizontal stratification of the Karen homegardens shared many traits. They satisfied both physical and aesthetic needs to the Karen people as witnessed by the high proportion of food and ornamental species. The reverse effects of urbanization (we used the distance from the nearest urban area as a proxy) on the diversity of ornamental species was also observed. In general, Karen homegardens had high richness and diversity which directly benefited the conservation of plant species. This diversity promotes food security at the household and community levels.

KW - Karen ethnobotany

KW - Thailand agroforestry system

KW - homegarden zonation

KW - Chiang Mai province

KW - Tak province

KW - HOME-GARDENS

KW - PLANT DIVERSITY

KW - SOUTHWESTERN BANGLADESH

KW - NORTHERN THAILAND

KW - CROP DIVERSITY

KW - MANAGEMENT

KW - CONSERVATION

KW - BIODIVERSITY

KW - AGROBIODIVERSITY

KW - FLORISTICS

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DO - 10.1007/s12231-018-9404-8

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VL - 72

SP - 1

EP - 19

JO - Economic Botany

JF - Economic Botany

SN - 0013-0001

IS - 1

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