Ethnoecology studies the relations of human beings with their environment aiming at understanding several current socio-ecological problems such as ecological degradation and loss of cultural diversity, mainly from a local point of view. Since 2006, the research team of the Ethnoecology Laboratory (Autonomous University of Barcelona) is conducting research projects focused on the study of social, cultural, political, and ecological factors and dynamics influencing the relation of rural and indigenous communities in Africa, Asia, Latin-America, and Europe, with their environment. Contrary to the common practice of simply extracting information from rural communities, projects at the Ethnoecology Laboratory blend academic research and actions oriented to return findings to the populations where we work and to improve their well-being and sustainable use of natural resources.
|Journal||AIBR Revista de Antropologia Iberoamericana|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2012|
Ruiz-Mallén, I., Domínguez, P., Calvet-Mir, L., Orta-Martinez, M., & Reyes-García, V. (2012). Applied research in Ethnoecology: Field experiences. AIBR Revista de Antropologia Iberoamericana, 7(1), 9-32.