Person(s) responsible: Samuel Roturier

PhD Students: Sarah Cogos

The human enterprise can no longer be considered as simply as an external disturbance acting upon ecosystems. Evolutionary biologists and ecologists increasingly appreciate the value of indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) for research into past, present and future of biodiversity. However the challenge of understanding and interpreting the interactions between human and non-human beings in the ecosystem functioning must be tackled through an interdisciplinary approach. “ILK and ecology” includes research in ecology and ethnoecology that focus on knowledge about, and uses of, ecosystem functioning by human communities, and on the relationships between the different knowledge systems about nature.