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Linking sustainable practices throughout Europe

Etnoecology Laboratory - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

Rural topic(s): Local ecological knowledge

City: Bellaterra

Country: Spain

Web site: http://icta.uab.cat/Etnoecologia/index.php

The Etnoecology Laboratory aims at promoting the development of ethnoecology in Europe. The Laboratory is based at the Institute for Environmental Sciences and Technology (ICTA) at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) and has various training and research sites.

The specific objectives of Ethnoecology Laboratory are:

  • To increasing the academic offer in ethnoecology in Europe

  • To act as a catalyst for ethnoecology research on environmental sciences

  • To encourage interdisciplinary research on environmental sciences

  • To organize an Ethnoecology Network

  • To offer training in collecting primary data through field methods courses and the possibility to participate in ongoing research projects

Scale of intervention : International, Local

Keywords: biodiversity conservation, protected area, traditional knowledge, safeguard of knowledge, Farmers Ecological Knowledge, conservation and management of natural resources, ecosystem friendly methods, natural habitats preservation, landscape preservation, empowerment of rural communities, resilience, medicinal and aromatic plants, water management, climate change, protection of the environment

Places: Spain

Actors: research institute/center

Methods: participation research, knowledge collection, training/capacity-building, research