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Éco-anthropologie et Ethnobiologie

Rural topic(s): Local ecological knowledge

City: Paris

Country: France

Web site: http://www.ecoanthropologie.cnrs.fr/

The UMR (unité mixte de recherche in French) “Ecological Anthropology and Ethnobiology” is a joint lab partnered with the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (MNHN) and the Université Paris 7.

Ecological anthropology is a field of research at the juncture between the study of natural systems (ecosystems) and the study of the human species and social systems. Thus, the study of interactions between human beings and natural environment is set according to two complementary themes:

  • the influence of environment on humans at biological and social levels; also known as Human ecology,

  • the forms of knowledge and the ways of use of ecosystems by humans; also known as ethnobiology.

The laboratory applies an interdisciplinary approach. Researchers in human sciences and life science work together in the following disciplines:

Ethology, physiology, ecology, and human population genetics,

Anthropology, ethnology, ethnobiology and cultural anthropology.

Scale of intervention : National, European, International

Keywords: biodiversity conservation, protected area, traditional knowledge, Farmers Ecological Knowledge, conservation and management of natural resources, ecosystem friendly methods, natural habitats preservation, landscape preservation, water management, climate change, protection of the environment

Places: Europe, France

Actors: research institute/center

Methods: research, training/capacity-building