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Bridging Scales and Epistemologies: Linking Local Knowledge and Global Science in Multi-Scale Assessments

Alexandria, Egypt  ·  March 17-20, 2004

Conference Proceedings

Day 1: Wednesday, March 17

Day 2: Thursday, March 18

Day 3: Friday, March 19

Day 4: Saturday, March 20

Day 1: Wednesday, March 17

Opening Plenary

Opening Remarks
Doris Capistrano, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Sub-global Working Group Co-chair, Indonesia

The Role of Knowledge in Sustainable Development
Ismail Serageldin, Director, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt

Bridging Scales and Epistemologies in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Walter Reid, Director, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, Malaysia

Questioning the Divide: Challenging Our Preconceptions of Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science

Assessment and Empowerment
Manoj Nadkarni - CERNA, France and Malavika Chauhan - Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Bridging the Gap or Crossing a Bridge? Indigenous Knowledge and the Language of Law and Policy
Michael Davis - Australia

From Epistemic Monoculture to Cooperation between Epistemic Communities — Development Research and Sustainability
Stephan Rist, Urs Wiesmann, and Anne Zimmermann - University of Berne, Switzerland

Global Responsibility and Local Knowledge Systems
Datu Victorino L. Saway - Talaandig School of Living Traditions, Philippines

Experiences in Integration: Linking Local Knowledge with Biodiversity Conservation

Moderator: Marie Byström - Swedish International Biodiversity Programme, Sweden

Challenges and Implications of Using ATK for Species Conservation: A Case Study of Northern Canada Wolverines (Gulo gulo)
Nathan Cardinal - Dalhousie University, Canada

Intellectual Skepticism, Operational Optimism: Overcoming Barriers to Integrating Local Ecological Knowledge in a Multi-scale Assessment in the Tsimshian Territory.
Charles R. Menzies - University of British Columbia, Canada

Integration of Scientific and Traditional Knowledge in the Protection of Sacred Sites in the Russian Arctic
Tatyana Petrova - Ministry for Natural Resources of the Russian Federation, Russian Federation
Tamara Semenova - Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North (RAIPON), Russian Federation

The Role of Informal Institutions for Sustainable Landscape Management: Taboo Systems in Southern Madagascar
Thomas Elmqvist and Maria Tengö, et al., Stockholm University, Sweden

Methodological Advances for Integrating Different Knowledges in Scientific Assessments

Moderator: Chris Davis - CommEn Space, United States

Linking Archival and Remote Sensed Data for Long Term Environmental Monitoring
Hamisai Hamandawana, Raban Chanda, and Frank Eckardt - University of Botswana, Botswana

Conflict between Resource Users and Conservation in Southern Africa: Exploring Local Access with Community-integrated Geographic Information Systems
Jennifer L. Jones - University of Pretoria, South Africa

Self-organizing Maps for Integrating Environmental Data across Multiple Scales
Subana Shanmuganathan, Philip Sallis, and John Buckeridge - Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand

Sustainable Development Indicators for Global Environmental Change in the Philippines: Local Communities' Meanings and Interpretations
Vicky Espaldon, Rodel Lasco, et al. - University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines

Learning from the Local: Integrating Knowledge in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

Moderator: Doris Capistrano - Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Indonesia

Traditional Management of Food Production and Implications for National Food Security and Self-sufficiency in Papua New Guinea
Jane Mogina - University of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea and R. Michael Bourke - Australian National University, Australia

Foghorns to the Future: Using Knowledge and Transdisciplinarity to Navigate the Uncharted Waters of Complex Social-ecological Systems
Georgina Cundill and C. Fabricius - Rhodes University, South Africa and Neus Martí - Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

Local Knowledge, A Viable Way of Life: A Case Study, Based on Experience from Sinai Peninsula, Egypt
Mohamed Tawfic and Manal Hefny - Suez Canal University, Egypt

Evolving Institutional Mechanisms to Facilitate Bridging Scales and Epistemologies — An Indian Case Study
Madhav Gadgil, Yogesh Gokhale - Indian Institute of Science, India, et al.

Mapping of Management Practices to Address Local Ecological Knowledge — Cross-scale Learning from Cases in Sweden and Tanzania
Maria Tengö - Stockholm University, Sweden and Kristina Belfrage - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

Development and Application of Integrated Assessment Methods in Yunnan Lijiang — Jargon Snow Mountain Region: Impacts of Economic Development and Environmental Change on Regional Sustainability

Moderator: Yongyuan Yin - University Of British Columbia, Canada

Designing Evaluation Tools to Identify the Implications of Climate Change and Economic Development for Sustainability in Lijiang and Yulong Mountain Region, China
Yongyuan Yin - University of British Columbia, Canada

Species Richness by Elevation Gradients in Mountain Areas and the Associated Impacts of Climate Change
YU Hua - Nanjing University, China

The Sustainable Development of Tourism in Lijiang
ZHANG Hong - Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, China

Changing Features of the Climate and Glaciers in China’s Monsoonal Temperate-glacier Region.
HE Yuanqing - Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, Yongyuan Yin - University of British Columbia, Canada, and Zhang Dian - Hong Kong University, China

Day 2: Thursday, March 18

Why Knowledge Matters

Overcoming Asymmetrical Power Relations: The Challenges for Epistemological Integration
Marie Roué - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, France

Bridging Epistemologies: Lessons from the MA Sub-global Assessments
Jane Mogina - University of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

Integrating Indigenous Knowledge for the Sustainable Development of Local Enterprise and Environment

Moderator: Monika Zurek - UN Food and Agriculture Organization and Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, Italy

Incorporating Indigenous Epistemologies into the Construction of Alternative Strategies to Globalization to Promote Sustainable Regional Resource Management: The Struggle for Local Autonomy in a Multiethnic Society
David Barkin, et al. - Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico

Diagnostic Use, Consciousness, and the Availability of Timber Use in South East Mexico
Carmen Vergara-Tenorio and Silvia Del Amo Rodriguez - Centro de Investigación Tropical, Mexico

Linking Indigenous Knowledge with Attitudes Towards Science among Artisans in India and South Africa — A Collaborative Cross-cultural Project
Hester du Plessis - Technikon Witwatersrand, South Africa and Gauhar Raza, National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies, India

No Tree, No Bee - No Honey, No Money: Challenges and Constraints of Combining Traditional and Modern Approaches of Ecosystem and Land Use Management in Honey-harvesting Societies in the Highland Forest Areas in South West Ethiopia
Ingrid Hartmann - Humboldt University, Germany

Methodologies for Cross-scale Scientific Assessments

Moderator: Kasper Kok, University of Wageningen, Netherlands

Spatial Allocation of Agricultural Production Using a Generalized Cross-entropy Approach
Liangzhi You and Stanley Wood - International Food Policy Research Institute, United States

A Combined Index of Native and Non-native Plant Diversity to Assess Cross-scale Environmental Change
Mai-he Li - Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, Switzerland

Assessing Biodiversity Intactness at Multiple Scales
R. (Oonsie) Biggs and R.J. Scholes - Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa

Multi-scale Object-specific Analysis (MOSA): An Integration of Ecological Theory, Remote Sensing, and Spatial Modeling
Geoffrey J. Hay - University of Montreal, Canada

Scaling in Integrated Assessment: Problem or Challenge?
Jan Rotmans - International Centre for Integrative Studies (ICIS), Netherlands

Governance and Information in a Multi-level World: Linking S&T and Decision-making for Ecosystem Assessment and Management, Part B

Scale and Cross-scale Dynamics: Governance and Information in a Multi-level World
David W. Cash - Harvard University, United States, W. Neil Adger - University of Anglia, United Kingdom, et al. (Paper to be presented by Lowell Pritchard, Emory University, United States)

From Community-based Resource Management to Complex Systems: The Scale Issue and Marine Commons
Fikret Berkes - University Of Manitoba, Canada

Social Networks for Ecosystem Management: A Case Study of Kristianstads Vattenrike, Sweden
Per Olsson, Lisen Schultz, Carl Folke, and Thomas Hahn - Stockholm University, Sweden

Hierarchies and Panarchies: Scale (Mis)matches in Ecosystem and Political Processes
Lowell Pritchard - Emory University, United States

The Politics of Scale in the Assessment and Management of Environmental Change
Louis Lebel, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

The MA Western China Sub-global Assessment

Moderator: Tim Foresman - International Center for Remote Sensing Education, United States

Integrated Ecosystem Assessment of Western China
LIU Jiyuan - Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (to be given by YUE Tian Xiang)

Diversity indices and spatial scales greatly effect the conclusions of relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem functions
YUE Tian Xiang - Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

The Ecological Impact of Environmental Policy in Great Western Development: A Case Study of Returning Farmland to Forest and Grassland
WANG Qiao and PEI Xiaofei - State Environmental Protection Administration, China

Forest Ecosystem Assessment in Western China
JU Hongbo - Chinese Academy of Forestry, China

The Emergency Response and its Impacts Assessment in Western China
Suocheng Dong - Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Bridging Epistemologies — Indigenous Views

Co-organizers:
Hermann Tillmann, Prasert Trakansuphakon - IKAP-Network for Capacity Building in MMSEA, Thailand
Bertus Haverkort - COMPAS
Maruja Salas (facilitator)

Discussants:
A.V. Balusubramania, India
B. Boonduang, Thailand
B. Haverkort, Netherlands
C. Gonese, Zimbabwe
D. Wilson, Australia
D. Millar, Ghana
E. van Walsum, Netherlands
F. Delgado, Bolivia
J. Davies, Australia
J. Ishizawa, Peru
M. Machaca, Peru
Maruja Salas, Thailand
N. Santiarunothai, Thailand
P. Trakansuphakon, Thailand
S. Rist, Switzerland
T. Tillmann, Thailand
V. Arbon, Australia
W. Hiemstra, Netherlands
YANG Fuquan, China

Integrating Local and Indigenous Perspectives into Assessments and Conventions

What Counts and Local Knowledge in Global Environmental Assessments and Conventions?
Peter Brosius - University of Georgia, United States

Keep it Simple and Be Relevant: The First Nine Years of the Arctic Borderlands Ecological Knowledge Co-op
Joan Eamer - Environment Canada, Canada

Integrating Scale and Epistemology in Conservation and Development

Moderator: Fikret Berkes - University Of Manitoba, Canada

Local and Indigenous Ecological Knowledge as an Emergent Property of a Complex System: A Case Study in the Solomon Islands
Ellen Woodley - Liana Environmental Consulting, Canada

Hotspots Versus Handouts: Illusions of Conservation and Development in Papua New Guinea
Colin Filer - Australian National University, Australia

The Scale and Epistemology of Coral Bleaching in Papua New Guinea
Simon Foale - Australian National University, Australia

Fisheries Management and Information — A Mekong Perspective
Niklas S. Mattson, Thomas Augustinus, et al. - Mekong River Commission, Lao PDR

The Practice of Wetland Ecosystem Services’ Exploitation and Utilization in the Downstream Mekong Delta and Shortcomings in Regional Wetland Exploitation and Management Policies
MAI TRONG Thong and Vu Phuong Manh - Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam

Multi-scale Assessments: Advances, Insights, and Remaining Challenges

Moderator: Gerhard Petschel-Held - Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany

The Challenge of Integration: Insights from Integrated Natural Resource Management Research by the Alternatives to Slash-and-Burn Programme
Thomas Tomich, et al. - World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Kenya

A Multi-disciplinary, Multi-scale Framework for Assessing Vulnerability to Global Change
Marc Metzger and Rik Leemans - Wageningen University, Netherlands and Dagmar Schröter, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany

Multi-scale Assessments: The GEO Experience of West Asia
Adel Farid Abdel-Kader, UNEP, Bahrain

Addressing the Issue of Scales through a Strategic Multi-scalar Approach for an Inventory and Assessment of Wetland Ecosystems — A Pilot Study in the Mekong River Basin
Alvin Lopez - IUCN, Cambodia and Max Finlayson - National Centre for Tropical Wetland Research, Australia

Cross-scale Assessment of Biodiversity; Opportunities and Limitations of the Natural Capital Index (NCI) Framework
Antoni Tekelenburg and D. van Vuuren - National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Netherlands, Rik Leemans - Wageningen University, Netherlands, and Ben ten Brink -Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (RIVM), Netherlands

Assessment of Central Asia Mountainous Ecosystems (ACAME): Features of Multi-scale Assessment Methodology,
Vladimir Bogachev - The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia, Kazakhstan

An Epistemic Approach Applied for Integrated Water Quantity and Quality Problems: A Case Study of Berlin
Volker Wenzel - Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany

Bridging Scales and Epistemologies through Gradient Analyses in Ethnobotany

Organizer: Jan Salick, Missouri Botanical Garden, United States

Biogeographic Gradients and Local Management of Biological Resources in Morocco: A View from the Marketplace
Gary J. Martin - The Global Diversity Foundation, Morocco, et al.

Gradients of Ethnicity from Aboriginal to Modernized and Their Effects on Biodiversity in Papua New Guinea
Jane Mogina - University of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

Tibetan Ethnobotany and Gradient Analyses: Menri (Medicine Mountains), Eastern Himalayas
Jan Salick - Missouri Botanical Garden, United States, and Danica Anderson, et al.

The Importance of Scale in Determining the Human Population Distributions in the Marshall Islands
Will McClatchey and K. W. Bridges - University of Hawaii, United States

The SAfMA Sub-global Assessment

Presentations will be based on the Southern African Millennium Assessment experience as summarized in the following papers:

The Southern African Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (SAfMA) Process
Constancia Musvoto - University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe, Albert S. Van Jaarsveld - Stellenbosch University, South Africa, et al.

Mobilising Knowledge for Ecosystem Assessments in the Southern African Millennium Assessment (SAfMA)
Christo Fabricius - Rhodes University, South Africa, Bob Scholes - Council for Science and Industrial Research, South Africa, and Georgina Cundill - Rhodes University, South Africa

Complex Responses for Complex Systems: Insights from the Southern African Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (SAfMA)
E. Bohensky - University of Pretoria, South Africa, T. Lynam - University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe and R. Biggs - Council for Science and Industrial Research, South Africa

Day 3: Friday, March 19

Plenary Presentation: The Politics and Practice of Bridging Scales and Epistemologies

The Politics of Scale
Dianne Rocheleau - Clark University, United States

Building Bridges over Waterfalls?: Experiences in Adapting the MA Conceptual Framework to Include Local World Views. The Case of the Sub-Global Assessment in Vilcanota, Peru
Alejandro Argumedo - Asociacion Kechua-Aymara ANDES, Peru

Indigenous Knowledge, Environmental Assessment, and Governance

Moderator: Nicholas Lucas, World Resources Institute and Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, Argentina

Cosmovisions and Environmental Governance: The Case of In Situ Biodiversity Conservation
Jorge Ishizawa, Proyecto Andino de Tecnologias Campesinas (PRATEC), Peru

Indigenous Knowledge and Ecosystem Assessment in Costa Rica
Seferino Morales, Victor Chale, and Esther Camac - Association IXACAVAA for Indigenous Development and Information, Costa Rica (paper to be presented by Esther Camac)

Bridging Scales and Epistemologies in Swedish Nature Conservation — Some Challenges and Lessons Learned
Malin Almstedt and Marie Byström - Swedish International Biodiversity Programme, Sweden

Patta Hoiri and Likanantay People: Rescuing the Knowledge of the Land
Beatriz Bustos and Hernán Blanco - Recursos e Investigación para el Desarrollo Sustentable (RIDES), Chile

Linking the Local with the Global in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

Moderator: John Ehrmann, Meridian Institute, United States
Organizer: Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Secretariat, Malaysia

Organizational Networks and Database Integration Constructs from Chinese and Asian Digital Earth Initiatives for Multiple-scale Ecological and Social Dimensions in Sustainable Development

Organizer: Timothy Foresman - International Center for Remote Sensing Education, United States

Digital Earth Technologies as Community Decision-support Framework for Enhancing Human Welfare and Environmental Resources in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
Timothy Foresman - International Center for Remote Sensing Education, United States

Building the Digital Asia Network for Emerging Crises
Hiromichi Fukui - Keio University, Japan

Digital Earth: Bridging the Scales from Global to Local for Sustainable Development
GUO Huadong and Wang Changlin - Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Framework for the Assessment and Management of Natural Capital in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
YAN Wanglin - Keio University, Japan

Dramatic Futures: A Pilot Study of Projecting ‘Future Scenarios’ Using Theatre for Transformation in Rural Eastern Cape, South Africa

Organizer: Jane Burt - Rhodes University, South Africa

Co-presenters:
Bulelwa Molaine Nqweniso - Rhodes University, South Africa
Nyakonzima Mac-Donald Tsana, South Africa
Tim Hopwood, South Africa

Innovative Approaches to Integrating Information Across Scales and Epistemologies

Moderator: Granger Morgan - Carnegie Mellon University, United States

Integrating Epistemologies through Scenarios
Elena Bennett - University of Wisconsin, United States and Monika Zurek - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy

Knowledges and Legal Reform in the Sahel: Linking Traditional and Modern Natural Resource Management Legal Regimes Horizontally and Vertically Through Use of ICTs
Lars T. Soeftestad - Supras Consult, Norway and Hans-Werner Wabnitz - The World Bank, United States

A Synthesis of Data and Methods Across Scales to Connect Local Policy Decisions to Regional Environmental Conditions: The Case of the Cascadia Scorecard
Chris Davis - CommEn Space, United States

The Footprints Project: Integrating Historical and Traditional Ecosystem Knowledge as "Expert Texts" to Support Multi-scalar Ecosystem Conditions Assessment
David Biggs - University of Washington, United States

The Swedish Sub-global Assessment

Moderator: Carl Folke - Stockholm University, Sweden

Collaborative Learning, Organizational Innovation, and Adaptive Co-management of Wetland Ecosystem Services in Sweden
Thomas Hahn, Per Olsson, et al. - Stockholm University, Sweden

Ecosystem Management by Local Steward Associations —A Case Study from “Kristianstads Vattenrike,” the Swedish MA
Lisen Schultz, Per Olsson, Åse Johannessen, and Carl Folke - Stockholm University, Sweden

A New Look at Urban Green Areas
Johan Colding - Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sweden, Jakob Lundberg and Carl Folke - Stockholm University, Sweden

The Role of Information Network Topology for Robust Local Adaptive Management
Örjan Bodin and Jon Norberg - Stockholm University, Sweden

Coping with Uncertainty and Surprises Across Scales: Stakeholder Involvement to Identify Slow Structuring Variables for Socio-ecological Resilience of Kristianstad Water Kingdom
Line Gordon, Örjan Bodin, et al. - Stockholm University, Sweden

Towards Co-evolution of Sciences; COMPAS Insights and Experiences from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Western World, Part A

Organizer: Bert Haverkort - COMPAS, Netherlands

Towards the Co-evolution of Knowledge and Sciences; Bridging Local and Global Systems: Integration or Co-evolution?
Bertus Haverkort - COMPAS, Netherlands and Stephan Rist - University of Berne, Switzerland

Interfacing Two Knowledge Systems: Local Knowledge and Science in Africa
David Millar - Centre for Cosmovision and Indigenous Knowledge, Ghana

Andean Knowledge Systems: Pacha Mama as Basis for Endogenous Development in the Andes
Freddy Delgado Burgoa - COMPAS-Latinoamerica, Bolivia

Participatory Integrated Assessment (PIA) of Agro-ecosystem Performance on Multiple-scales: Tools and Case Studies, Part A

Organizer: Mario Giampietro - Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca per gli Alimenti e la Nutrizione (INRAN), Italy

Joint presentation of the three speakers: Quality Assurance in Multi-Criteria Analyses of Sustainability
An overview of the mix of technical and epistemological challenges entailed by multi-scale, multi-dimensional analysis of sustainability.

Social-multicriteria Evaluation (SMCE): Methodological Foundations and Operational Consequences
Giuseppe Munda - Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

Multi-scale Integrated Analysis of Sustainability: A Methodological Tool to Improve the Quality of Narratives
Mario Giampietro - Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca per gli Alimenti e la Nutrizione (INRAN), Italy

Quality Assurance in Science for Governance: The Case of the OGMIT Project
Serafin Corral-Quintana - La Laguna University, Spain

Linking Different Knowledge Worlds: A World Café Exploration, Part A

Organizer: Ann Braun - CGIAR Systemwide Program on Participatory Research and Gender Analysis, New Zealand
Co-organizers: Barry Pound - Natural Resources Institute, United Kingdom; Cynthia McDougall - Center for International Forestry Research, Canada; Sieglinde Snapp - Michigan State University, United States; and Dianne Rocheleau - Clark University, United States

Rethinking Research and Assessment Methods in Indigenous Communities

Moderator: Janis Alcorn - The Field Museum CCUC and World Resources Institute, United States

Bridging Gaps Between Farmers' and Scientists' Soil Classification: Revisiting the Methodology Used in Documentation and Analysis of Farmers' Knowledge
Pratap Shrestha - Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD), Nepal; Fergus L. Sinclair and Morag McDonald - University of Wales, United Kingdom

Integrating Ethnobiology into Forest Conservation Assessments: Lessons Learned in Cameroon
Sarah Adams Laird - United States

The Relevance of Local and Indigenous Knowledge for Nigerian Agriculture
Nimbe Adedipe - University of Ibadan, Nigeria; P.A. Okuneye and I.A. Ayinde - University of Agriculture, Nigeria

Local Ecological Knowledge in Natural Resource Management
Laxman Joshi - World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Indonesia and University of Wales, United Kingdom, Luis Arévalo - World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Indonesia, et al.

Identifying the Contribution of Indigenous Knowledge in Bioprospecting for Effective Conservation Strategy
Pushpam Kumar - Institute of Economic Growth, India and Nori Tarui - University of Minnesota, United States

Integrating Indigenous Knowledge for Environmental Management: Lessons from Experience

Moderator: Habiba Gitay - Australian National University

Bridging Epistemologies and Integrating Indigenous Knowledge with Scientific Knowledge for Sustainable Development: A Case Study Among Iranian Nomads
Mohammad H. Emadi - Ministry of Agriculture, Iran

Integrating Indigenous Knowledge of Wildland Fire and Western Technology to Conserve Biodiversity in an Australian Desert
Neil Burrows - Western Australia Wildlife Research Centre, Australia

Validation of Traditional Meteorological Principles in Saurashtra, India
Parshotambhai Ranchhodbhai Kanani, D.D. Malavia and Vijaykumar J. Savaliya - Gujarat Agricultural University, India,

Linking Traditional and Scientific Knowledge Systems on Climate Prediction and Utilization
Rengalakshmi Raj - M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, India

Building Bridges: the contribution of traditional knowledge to ecosystem management and practices in Fiji
Joeli Veitayaki - University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Towards Co-evolution of Sciences; COMPAS Insights and Experiences from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Western World, Part B

Organizer: Bert Haverkort - COMPAS, Netherlands

Traditional and Modern Sciences and Technologies in India: Trading New Paradigms for Old
A.V. Balasubramanian - Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems, India

Steps Towards a Post-materialist Science: Lessons Learned from Endogenous Development in Europe
Stephan Rist - University of Berne, Switzerland, member of the COMPAS-University Consortium

When the Local Meets the Global: Dynamics of Indigenous Knowledge Interaction with Global Issues
Walter E.A. van Beek - Utrecht University, Netherlands

Round table discussion: Co-evolution of sciences: addressing potentials and problems through networking

Participatory Integrated Assessment (PIA) of Agro-ecosystem Performance on Multiple-scales, Part B

Organizer: Mario Giampietro - Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca per gli Alimenti e la Nutrizione (INRAN), Italy

Agro-urban Ecosystem Health Analysis in Kathmandu, Nepal: A Multi-scale, Multi-perspective Synthesis
David Waltner-Toews - University of Guelph, Canada

Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Farming Systems in the Lao PDR
Clemens M. Grünbühel and Heinz Schandl - University of Klagenfurt, Austria

Holarchic Analysis of Farm Systems in the US Midwest
William Bland - University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States

Multi-scale Integrated Analysis of Societal Metabolism: Learning from Trajectories of Development and Building Robust Scenarios
Jesus Ramos-Martin - Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca per gli Alimenti e la Nutrizione (INRAN), Italy

Day 4: Saturday, March 20

Plenary Presentation: Why Scale Matters

How Scale Matters: Some Concepts and Findings
Thomas Wilbanks - Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States

Bridging Scales: Lessons from the MA Sub-global Assessments
Jeffrey Romm - University of California at Berkeley, United States

The Politics of Scale and the Scale of Politics in Environmental Management

Moderator: Peter Brosius, University of Georgia, United States

Embedded Scale: Interdisciplinary and Institutional Issues
Stephen Dovers - The Australian National University, Australia (paper to be presented by Jane Mogina)

Scales of Governance in Carbon Sinks: Global Priorities and Local Realities
Emily Boyd - University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

Scale, Knowledge, and Space: Spatial Organization of Environmental Knowledge in Northern Thailand
Robin Roth - Clark University, United States

Effects of Regional-scale Conservation Planning at the Local Level: Chachi (Cayapa) and Afro-Ecuadorian Communities’ Utilization of the Endangered Coastal Forests of the Ecuadorian Chocó and their Understanding of Sustainable Development and Biodiversity Conservation
Nathalie Walker - University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Implications of Conducting Local-level, Participatory Ecosystem Assessment and Management in a Nation with a History of Centralized Decision-making
Cristiana Simão Seixas - Brazil

Designing Better Assessments, Lessons Learned

Moderator: Thomas Tomich - World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Kenya

A review of Biodiversity Assessment Approaches: Tools for Integrating Global and Local Values
Sonja Vermeulen - International Institute for Environment and Development, United Kingdom

Regionalizing Scientific Assessments to Strengthen Global Civil Society
Clark Miller - University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States

The Ok Tedi Project: Assessing an Assessment
Patricia K. Townsend - University at Buffalo, United States and William H. Townsend - US Army Corps of Engineers, United States

Ecosystem Services and Human Well-being: A Participatory Approach to Research in Sistelo
Elvira Pereira - Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal and Cibele Queirós - University of Lisbon, Portugal

Scaling Issues in Integrated Assessments: The ICIS Conference in Maastricht

Organizer: Kasper Kok - University of Wageningen, Netherlands

Emergent Properties of Scale in Global Environmental Modeling — Are There Any?
William E. Easterling III - International Penn State Institutes of the Environment, United States

Multi-scale Scenario Development: From European to Local in the Mediterranean Region
Kasper Kok - University of Wageningen, Netherlands

The Syndromes Approach to Scaling — Describing Global Change on an Intermediate Functional Scale
Gerhard Petschel-Held - Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany

Considering Interactions Between Processes that Operate at Different Scales
Thomas Wilbanks - Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States

Chinese Civil Society’s Participation in Ecosystem Assessment: Indigenous Knowledge, Cultural Beliefs, and Sacred Landscapes

Organizer: XU Jianchu - Center for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge, China

Construction and Reconstruction of Legitimate Landscape in China
XU Jianchu - Center for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge, China

Cultural Beliefs and Biodiversity Conservation
LU Zhi - Conservation International, China

Tibetan Perspective in Conservation and Livelihood
Tashi Duojie - Snowland Green River Environmental Association, China

Ethnic Diversity in Mountain Landscape in Southeast Yunnan
FU Yongshou - Yunnan Art Institute, China

Yi’s Indigenous Knowledge in Conservation
MA Erzi - Xichang Yi Institute, China

Intellectual Property Rights: Building Equitable Research and Assessment Relationships with Local Communities

Organizer: Sarah Adams Laird - United States

Discussants will include:
Sarah Adams Laird - United States
Margaret Raven - United Nations University, Japan

Jane Mogina - University of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea
Alejandro Argumedo - Asociacion Kechua-Aymara ANDES, Peru
Thomas Hahn - Stockholm University, Sweden
Charles Menzies - University of British Columbia, Canada
David Cooper (invited) - Convention on Biological Diversity, Canada
Jane Burt (invited) - Rhodes University, South Africa

 

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