The Importance of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) When Examining Climate Change

Type: 
Literature
Publication: 
Hatfield, S. C. 2017. The Importance of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) When Examining Climate Change.
Year Published: 
2017
Organization: 
NGO
Description: 

Dr. Samantha Chisholm Hatfield shares a personal account of her revelation about the importance of combining traditional ecological with western knowledge in a blog post for the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). In her words "Traditional Ecological Knowledge evolves from generations of experience; a base that is incomparable in terms of the depth, breadth, and holistic perspectives that it provides for a given ecosystem." Along with the value of incorporating diverse ways of knowing into climate science, Dr. Hatfield also discusses some of the risks and emphasizes the importance of using the Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledges (TKs) in Climate Change Initiatives.

Category: 
TEK, traditional ecological knowledge, climate science, climate change, management,