Special Issue "Documenting, Assessing, and Celebrating Bio-Cultural Diversities in the Ongoing Global Crisis: New Ways to Foster Citizens' Science?"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 5506
Interests: food heritage; ethnobiology; ethnobotany; wild food plants; fermentations; neglected species
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Topics: Mediterranean Biodiversity
In the current global situation, characterized by the last phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, a tragic ongoing war, unprecedented economic crisis, and a climate-change-centered disaster, biocultural diversities are threatened, possibly like never before during human history. However, if we want to promote and foster the truly sustainable use of natural resources, a collaboration between scientists and traditional/local environmental knowledge holders is quintessential.
This Special Issue will focus on biocultural diversities to assess these intertwined dimensions of life and to see how these could improve scientific knowledge that is useful for humanity and generated together with responsible citizens.
The SI will particularly welcome contributions focusing on case studies documenting, assessing, and celebrating conglomerates of biological and cultural diversity, as well as their impacts within the public arena. Moreover, the invited contributions should project their relevance into both conservation biology and environmental studies/sciences.
The possible main topics that this SI could cover include ethnoecology and historical ecology, ethnobiology, environmental anthropology, environmental humanities and linguistics, population genetics, and bio-anthropology.
Considering the success of the earlier Special Issue "Linking Biodiversity and Cultural Diversity: New Approaches for Fostering the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources" (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/biology/special_issues/Link_Bio_Cul), we are pleased to launch a Special Issue on Documenting, Assessing, and Celebrating Biocultural Diversities in the Ongoing Global Crisis: New Ways to Foster Citizens’ Science? Both original submissions and reviews will be considered for publication.
Prof. Dr. Andrea Pieroni
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- environmental anthropology
- environmental humanities
- population genetics bio-anthropology
- environmental studies