#5 - Biocultural Restoration

Episode 5 July 11, 2018 00:39:03
#5 - Biocultural Restoration
NDN Science Show
#5 - Biocultural Restoration

Jul 11 2018 | 00:39:03

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Hosted By

Loga Fixico Annie Sorrell

Show Notes

Today’s episode is all about restoration… specifically, Biocultural Restoration and how this field of science brings different disciplines into a synthesized approach. This approach aims to restore and revitalize both ecosystems and the cultures that were originally responsible for them. We discuss everything from our experience with this field of study in our graduate program to definitions and paradigms that surround ecological restoration. We also go over some of the drawbacks to ecological restoration, how biocultural restoration addresses these drawbacks, and how all of this relates to bringing worldviews together and integrating knowledge systems.

Some of the main ideas we talk about are:

- It's important for everyone to have a seat at the table... this includes scientists, managers, and the community they're working with.

- What’s missing from ecological restoration... an ongoing Cultural Context

- Restoration Ecology Myths: Carbon Copy and Sysiphus Complex

- Definitions of ecological, biocultural, and reciprocal restoration

- The value of other worldviews and working together

- Integrating different Ways of Knowing

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Resources:

The Myths of Ecological Restoration

Restoration Ecology: The State of an Emerging Field

Ecological Restoration

Tropical Ecological and Biocultural Restoration

Restoration and Reciprocity: The Contributions of Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Indigenous and Western Science Workshop at SUNY-ESF

American Indian Science and Engineering Society National Conference

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