Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Montpellier 2012

‘Brick by Brick’: Laying the Foundations for the Future of Biocultural Diversity Research
The second pre-congress workshop for emerging ethnobiologists

The Workshop Venue

From www.vinogusto.com/es/sitio/53527/casa-rural-briandes-gite

The second pre-conference workshop was held in Gîtes de Briandes, an enchanting place surrounded by a beautiful spotThis venue is an open farm surrounded by nature, thus rich in ethnobiological relationshipsGîtes de Briandes provided cozy and comfortable facilities that made it an inspiring place offering optimal conditions for hosting the workshop.

The Organizing committee: 

Click here to meet workshop participants

Click here to meet of the workshop mentors

Workshop description: 

The 1st International Society of Ethnobiology (ISE) pre-Congress Workshop for Emerging Ethnobiologists, held in Tofino, Canada in 2010, was recognized by many as a resounding success. On the wave its success, the ISE is organized a 2nd international pre-congress workshop for students, post docs and early career ethnobiologists, in conjunction with the 13th ISE Congress, Montpellier, France. The three-day intensive workshop (Thursday 17 May – Sunday 20 May) brought together Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants with leading experts from around the world for seminars on cutting edge topics, exchange of experiences, relationship-building, and fostering collaborations into the future. 
The workshop had 5 different themes:
Theme 1: The inter and trans-disciplinary nature of ethnobiology (2h)
Mentor: Rick Stepp

Theme 2: Ancient knowledge and modern science – bridging the gap with innovative ethnobiological research
Mentor: Gail Wagner

Theme 3: Ethnobiological perspectives on advocacy and scientific integrity
Mentor: Harry Jonas and Holly Shrumm

Theme 4: The role of bio-cultural diversity researchers in finding solutions for sustainable development

Mentor: Barbara Wilson

Theme 5: Profiles of careers in Ethnobiology
Mentor: Raymond Pierotti

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