Questions related to Ethnoecology
Between sustainability science and ethnoecology, there are many points in common: inter/transdisciplinarity, co-production of knowledge, identification of socio-environmental problems, education and awareness, but they stand out through a few dimensions. I would like to engage discussion between specialists of each domain, in the sharing of experience, dialogue and respect to imagine possible cross-fertilisation.
Ethnoecology is the investigative investigation of how diverse gatherings of individuals living in various areas comprehend the biological communities around them, and their associations with encompassing situations. It looks for substantial, solid comprehension of how we as people have interfaced with the earth and how these complex connections have been managed after some time.
The word ethno prefix in ethnoecology demonstrates a confined investigation of a people, and in conjunction with biology, connotes individuals' understanding and experience of situations around them.
Enthnoecology applies a human centered way to deal with this subject. The advancement of the field of reserach indigenous people and learning virology science and putting it in a worldwide setting. Important for the advancement of science in the millennial era.
Does anyone has a literature on Stereochilus erinaceus (Rchb.f.) Garay and Gastrodia dyeriana King & Pantl.?
The original documentary or description literature and something else, thanks a lot!
I encountered them during my ethnobotanical survey in Ghana and Burkina Faso.
- Scientific name =?,
- Red beans(scientific name: Phaseolus vulgaris L.?),
- White beans (scientific beans:Phaseolus vulgaris L. /Vigna unguiculata?)
Thanks in advance.
I am almost certain of the first photo to be Sorghum bicolor L. What is the species of second photo? Sorghum ........... The local people gave different vernacular names and I guess these are also two different Sorghum species. Right?
The fourth and fifth photos are from the same species; It is naturally occurring and also cultivated, harvested and sold by local people specially in northern Ghana.
Is not clear for me if is it possible to research local or indigenous knowledge about environment (collective and millenary wisdom) without risk of "paving the way" to biopiracy. How can participatory action research "make science" without publishing "findings"?
At least in some Spanish territories people used to consider high mountain plants to be more effective than lowlands ones (regarding medicinal plants), even being the same species. I would like to know if this is extensive to other territories and, if possible, to know any reference on the subject.