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Hybrid Knowledge: Place, Practice, and Knowing in a Volunteer Ecological Restoration Project

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dc.contributor.author Reid, Karen A.
dc.contributor.author Williams, Kathryn J. H.
dc.contributor.author Paine, Mark S.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-25T18:58:51Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-25T18:58:51Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/7647
dc.description.abstract "Wide community participation in ecological restoration projects is encouraged because of the multiple values generated. However, it is often assumed that volunteer projects cannot contribute to the production of generalizable ecological knowledge because they are locally focused and dont follow scientific protocols or ecological theory. Anecdotally, the many successful volunteer projects suggest that some amateurs possess insight that could benefit restoration ecology generally, but the processes of generating, testing, and sharing local restoration knowledge remains poorly understood. This ethnographic study of the volunteer restorationist organization, Friends of Organ Pipes National Park, in Victoria, Australia, explores local ecological knowledge generation. Our results suggest that there are similarities between amateurs knowledge practices and traditional ecological knowledge such as extended apprenticeships, narratives, and the importance of experience of place. There are also similarities with practices of science, for example, semistructured planning, monitoring, evaluating, and documenting observations. We conclude that the ways amateurs generate, share, and test knowledge are complex and dynamic, producing a kind of hybrid between local and scientific knowledge." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject CBRM en_US
dc.subject traditional knowledge en_US
dc.subject ecology en_US
dc.title Hybrid Knowledge: Place, Practice, and Knowing in a Volunteer Ecological Restoration Project en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 16 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 3 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth September en_US

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