Synthesis of Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Climate Change

Phurwa Dondrub
Posted on: 5/22/2024 - Updated on: 5/22/2024

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Abstract

As a Graduate Research Assistant with the North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center at CU Boulder, Phurwa Dondrub synthesized findings from 42 sources to describe the state of knowledge on integrating Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in understanding climate change.

Additionally, he summarized 30 selected sources, including 28 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, one journal special issue, one guideline, and one PhD dissertation. This included works by ecologists, anthropologists, geographers, conservation and marine biologists, professionals such as forest service members and policy-makers, and a half dozen Indigenous scholars to ensure a well-rounded representation of knowledge. 

He wrote this synthesis report, as well as a bibliography consisting of 70 sources and a detailed summary of 28 selected works; based on his work, the NC CASC created a storymap and Zotero library (all available on the NC CASC website).

Citation

Phurwa Dondrub (2024). Synthesis of Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Climate Change. North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center, University of Colorado.

Affiliated Organizations

Established in 2011, the North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (NC CSC) is a partnership between the US Geological Survey, the University of Colorado Boulder and five consortium partners. The NC CASC fosters innovative and applied research in support of tribal, federal, state, and local natural resource management and decision-making.

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