The diversity around the term ‘biocultural’ in the Spanish scientific literature

Biocultural diversity is the focus of our research project. It is probably one of the best-known terms whenever something is labelled as ‘biocultural’. You’ve probably also encountered the terms biocultural heritage, biocultural memory and biocultural conservation. And, in fact, there are many, many more expressions of the term ‘biocultural’.
When reading scientific literature on biocultural approaches in Spanish for a systematic review, we came across a wide range of contexts within which the term ‘biocultural’ was used. There were so many different terms that we thought we should count them and see how many there are. Here, you can see the results of this simple counting exercise. We found a full 122 different terms in the 79 publications we examined. In fact, the three most frequently used terms are biocultural diversity (mentioned in 42 articles), biocultural heritage (34 articles), and biocultural conservation (23 articles).

Usually articles just employ a single term (13 articles), two terms (18 articles) or three terms (13 articles), but some articles employ quite a number of different combinations. The highest was in an article with 19 different terms in only one paper (Rozzi (2018)).

Cited literature:
Rozzi, Ricardo. (2018). LA FILOSOFÍA AMBIENTAL DE CAMPO Y LA ECORREGIÓN SUBANTÁRTICA DE MAGALLANES COMO UN LABORATORIO NATURAL EN EL ANTROPOCENO. Magallania. 46. 7-15. 10.4067/S0718-22442018000100007.

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