22. Learning Ethnobiology: Creating Knowledge and Skills about the Living World

  1. E. N. Anderson2,
  2. D. Pearsall3,
  3. E. Hunn4 and
  4. N. Turner5
  1. Rebecca K. Zarger

Published Online: 7 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118015872.ch22

Ethnobiology

Ethnobiology

How to Cite

Zarger, R. K. (2011) Learning Ethnobiology: Creating Knowledge and Skills about the Living World, in Ethnobiology (eds E. N. Anderson, D. Pearsall, E. Hunn and N. Turner), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118015872.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Anthropology, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA

  3. 4

    Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, USA

  4. 5

    School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida, FL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470547854

Online ISBN: 9781118015872

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Keywords:

  • learning ethnobiology, skills - ethnobiologists, and ways humans perceive the natural environment;
  • work, play, learn and the nonhuman world - “learning networks,” linking “teachers” and “learners”;
  • ethnobiology inside and out, environmental knowledge, rapidly lost - learning ethnobiology in the field

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • A Short History Lesson: Learning Ethnobiology

  • Work, Play, Learn: Gaining Expertise with the Nonhuman World

  • Key Insights on Learning Ethnobiology

  • Methods for Documenting the Process of Learning Ethnobiological Knowledge and Skills

  • Ethnobiology Inside and Out: Applying what we Know

  • References