CHANS-Net members contribute to special issues

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Oct. 1, 2013

Three CHANS-Net members have contributed to two high-profile special issues that explore the connections between the environment and the native people living there.

In the open journal Ecological Processes, “Complex interactions between biota, landscapes and nativeJose Fragoso mugNick Reo
 contains the work of three CHANS-Net members. Nicholas Reo of Dartmouth College and Jose Manuel Fragoso of Stanford University edited the issue and wrote the introduction.

“This collection of papers provides new insights about the connectivity between indigenous peoples and the broader ecosystems and landscapes they belong to,” Reo said.  “The papers cover a broad range of topics ranging from the ecological outcomes of tribal resource management systems to implications of federal environmental policy on tribal subsistence activities.”

The papers presented originated with a symposium at the Ecological Society of America's 2012 annual meeting in Portland, Ore.  That work described how native people and indigenous researchers view and understand the cultural and biological complexity inherent in coupled socio-ecological systems.

Lisa Mandle

In addition to Reo and Fragoso’s work in that issue, Lisa Mandle of the University of Hawaii at Manoa is the first author of “A framework for considering ecological interactions for common non-timber forest product species: a case study of mountain date palm leaf harvest in South India.” Mandle was a CHANS Fellow in 2011.

Climatic Change‘s special issue: Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples in the United States: Impacts, Experiences and Actions has Reo as an author of the essay “Re-thinking colonialism to prepare for the impacts of rapid environmental change.”


Nick Reo