As a follow up to our December discussions with the Ecology@UVic group, we wanted to post our favourite reads on collaborative and community-based ecological research. We are grateful for such a plethora of thought-provoking, engaging, and humbling writing that is out there for those interested in pursuing community-based participatory research. There is so much to learn!
Photo credit: Cael Cook
Jeff Corntassel, University of Victoria – Indigenizing the Academy
Terry Tobias. 2000. Chief Kerry’s Moose: a guidebook to landuse and occupancy mapping, research design and data collection. Union of BC Indian Chiefs & Ecotrust Canada, Vancouver, BC.
Tobias. 2009. Living proof: the essential data-collection guide for indigenous use-and-occupancy map surveys. Ecotrust Canada.
Sagarin and Pauchard. 2012. Observation and ecology: broadening the scope of science to understand a complex world. Island Press.
Smith. 1999. Decolonizing methodologies: Research and indigenous peoples. Zed books.
Brook and McLachlan. 2008. Trends and prospects for local knowledge in ecological and conservation research and monitoring. Biodiversity and Convervation. 17:3501-3512.
Gilchrist, Mallory, and Merkel. 2005. Can local ecological knowledge contribute to wildlife management? Case studies of migratory birds. Ecology and Society 10(1): 20. http://www.
Huntington. 2000. Using traditional ecological knowledge in science: methods and applications. Ecological Applications 10:1270-1274.
Schnarch, 2004. Ownership, control, access, and possession (OCAP) or self-determination applied to research. Journal of Aboriginal Health 1, 80–95.
Turner and Berkes. 2006. Coming to Understanding: Developing Conservation through Incremental Learning in the Pacific Northwest. Human Ecology 34, 495–513. doi:10.1007/s10745-006-9042-0
Our community partners, and the lessons we learn when we are in their communities, are ultimately the best sources in efforts to decolonize the research process and de-center the academy. We are grateful for the walks, and boat rides, and cups of tea over which we share in these lessons.