Media Tip Sheet: Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Indigenous Perspectives

Presentations at the 106th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America featuring research on indigenous and other traditional sources of knowledge about natural resources.

 

July 28, 2020
For Immediate Release

Contact: Heidi Swanson Winstead, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@idieh

ESA is offering complimentary registration at the 106th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America for press and institutional public information officers (see credential policy). The meeting will feature live plenaries, panels and Q&A sessions from August 2–6, 2021. To apply for press registration, please contact ESA Public Information Manager Heidi Swanson Winstead at gro.asenull@idieh.

All live discussion times are in Pacific Daylight Time (U.S. West Coast).

 

On-Demand Talks with Live Discussion

Integrating social justice and the socially situated nature of science into a hybrid online introductory plant biology course
Live discussion:  Thursday, August 5, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM
A.M. Aramati Casper, Colorado State University

Conscientiously advising an undergraduate sustainability club in a climate of pandemic change
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM
Kennedy Rubert-Nason, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Maine

Braiding knowledge systems for more resilient reclamation
Live discussion:  Wednesday, August 4, 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
Lydia Jennings, University of Arizona

Reconnecting with our story-telling ancestors: Decolonizing STEM through SciComm training
Live discussion: Wednesday, August 4, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Madhusudan Katti, North Carolina State University

Connecting the dots: ecosystem services, traditional ecological knowledge, community resilience, and climate justice
Live discussion:  Tuesday, August 3, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Astrid Caldas, Union of Concerned Scientists

What environmental justice means in Indian Country: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century
Live discussion: Tuesday, August 3, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
James Rattling Leaf Sr., University of Colorado-Boulder

Incorporating Identity, Place, and Culture into a Virtual REU Experience: The Research Experience for Undergraduates on Sustainable Land and Water Resources in Summer 2020 during the Covid19 Pandemic
Live discussion:  Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM
Diana Dalbotten, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Twenty years of the ESA’s Traditional Ecological Knowledge Section: Once a graduate student, now a tribal professional ecologist.
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 8:30 AM–9:30 AM                   
Frank K. Lake, USDA Forest Service – Research & Development

Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Learning from Indigenous Practices for Environmental Sustainability
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
Melissa K. Nelson, Arizona State University

TEK helps integration of social and ecological sciences
Live discussion:  Monday, August 2, 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
Ronald L. Trosper, University of Arizona

Evolving towards Ethical Space: The authority of Earth Knowledge in Western and Indigenous societies
Live discussion:  Monday, August 2, 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
Gwen Bridge, Gwen Bridge Consulting Ltd

Overcoming taxonomic chauvinism in philosophy, science, and conservation: An imperative of the biocultural ethic
Live discussion:  Monday, August 2, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM
Ricardo Rozzi, Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program

Biocultural conservation inspired by raptors’ poems: Human and bird voices calling from southern Chile
Live discussion:  Monday, August 2, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM
Emily Hudson, Universidad de Magallanes

Restored waterbird habitat within cultural Hawaiian landscapes through Indigenous Resource Management
Live discussion:  Monday, August 2, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Alishia Orloff, Yale University

Tracking the tigrillo: Indigenous and local knowledge improves conventional surveys for ocelot occupancy in the Amazon
Live discussion:  Monday, August 2, 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
Amelia Zuckerwise, Yale University

Knowledge co-production in the Biosphere Reserve of Mapimí, Mexico: Participatory assessment of dryland socio-ecological rangeland health
Live discussion:  Tuesday, August 3, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM     
Ricardo Ismael Mata-Páez, Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica

Broadening the concept of biocultural rights to value the vital links between human communities and ecosystems in the Atrato River, Colombia
Live discussion: Monday, August 2, 2:30 PM–3:30 PM
Valentina Gonzalez-Morales, Instituto de Ecologia y Biodiverisdad

The effect of indigenous tenure on deforestation in the neotropics – results from a data-intensive assessment of Central America and the Amazon
Live discussion:  Tuesday, August 3, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Daniel Schoenig, Université du Québec à Montréal

 

On-Demand Posters with Live Discussion

 

Standard vegetation surveys under-represent ecologically and culturally important forbs in an endangered temperate grassland
Live discussion:  Thursday, August 5, 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
Bryan A. Endress, Oregon State University

Decoloniality and anti-oppressive praxis in ecology: Making vital connections outside the colonial science bubble
Live discussion:  Thursday, August 5, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Madhusudan Katti, North Carolina State University

Can Q’eqchi’ Maya swidden agriculture enhance Tropical forest biodiversity at intermediate levels of disturbance? Evidence from high-resolution multi-spectral drone imagery from the Toledo District, Belize
Live discussion: Thursday, August 5, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Sean S. Downey , The Ohio State University

Environmental and economic analysis of small-scale wood energy systems within Alaska’s Native communities
Live discussion:  Thursday, August 5, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM
David Nicholls, USDA Forest Service

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