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Reinterpreting Change in Traditional Ecological Knowledge

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Thanks to Pablo Domínguez and two anonymous referees for their valuable comments and criticism to a draft of this manuscript. We thank Isabelle Angelovski, Joan Martínez Alier, and our colleagues of the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) for their comments and inputs provided in a seminar presentation of a draft of this paper. Reyes-Garcia also thanks Resilient Dry land Systems, ICRISAT-Patancheru for providing her with office facilities, and financial funding of an ERC Starting Grant (FP7-261971-LEK).

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Gómez-Baggethun, E., Reyes-García, V. Reinterpreting Change in Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Hum Ecol 41, 643–647 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10745-013-9577-9

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Keywords

  • Market Economy
  • Market Integration
  • Conservation Policy
  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge
  • Adaptive Practice