Writings on global change and the relationships among traditional knowledge, biological diversity, and cultural diversity; The most comprehensive collection of papers in the field to date, this volume presents state-of-the-art research and commentary from more than fifty of the world's leading ethnobiologists. Covering a wide range of ecosystems and world regions, the papers center on global change and the relationships among traditional knowledge, biological diversity, and cultural diversity. Specific themes include the acquisition, persistence, and loss of traditional ecological knowledge; ethnobiology and benefits sharing; ethnobiological classification; medical ethnobotany; ethnoentomology; ethnobiology and natural resource management; and agriculture and traditional knowledge. The volume will be of interest to scholars in anthropology, ecology, and related fields and also to professionals in conservation and indigenous rights organizations.
John R. Stepp teaches in the Anthropology Department at the University of Georgia and is a research associate in the university's Laboratories of Ethnobiology. Stepp is also founding editor of the Journal of Ecological Anthropology. Felice Wyndham is working on her Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Georgia. Rebecca K. Zarger conducts ethnobiological research in Belize and is currently coeditor of the Journal of Ecological Anthropology.