Ethnoecology and use of natural ressources
Person in charge : Serge BAHUCHET
Ethnoecology is the study of human societies in their local environments. It focuses on the knowledge and use of natural resources by taking into consideration the impact of human practices on biodiversity.
Ethnoecology is in correspondence to the approach applied by the social anthropologists of our mixed research unit (UMR). More precisely, our researches focus on the study of specific, spontaneous, and domesticated resources. It also studies natural and transformed landscapes (agrosystems), appropriation process, resource management, and “idealization”.
A particular attention is also given to the concept of biodiversity from a societal, philosophical, and ethical point of view.
Post PhD Students