The harvest, management, and cultural use of abalone have spanned millennia and geographies along the eastern Pacific. In Haida Gwaii, abalone hold special ecological, cultural, spiritual, economic, and historical significance. This case study will explore how this significance is communicated and interpreted within management decisionmaking. Students will read and interpret multiple sources of knowledge and synthesize these disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives into a common understanding of the abalone socio-environmental challenge. Students will grapple with how to make a management decision about abalone harvest within the context of complex cultural, legal, and scientific understandings of the issue.
Novel Ecosystems and Natural Resource Management: For Whom? Part 2
Ways of Knowing: The Integration of Indigenous Knowledge and Scientific Knowledge for Natural Resource Management
Climate change, moose, and subsistence harvest: social-ecological assessment of Nuiqsut, Alaska
Article published in Ecology and Society