Umeå Arctic Seminar: The role of experience in ecological research
Thursday 12 March, 2020at 12:00 - 13:00
Fatmomakke, Northern Behavioral House, floor 4
There is a growing awareness within the natural sciences of the benefits of collaborating with indigenous and local people when researching aspects of the environment that they live in. These collaborations can enhance and improve the quality of scientific research, yet they can also lead to problems and misunderstandings.
In this talk Ilona will raise some examples of the benefits and pitfalls of collaborating with indigenous and local peoples that can occur. This will then be opened out as a discussion for the audience to generate ideas and encourage thought on when and how collaborations should be done when carrying research, as well as the role the researcher's own experience of their study environment plays in affecting the quality of their work.
As per usual at our Arctic seminars, a light vegetarian/vegan lunch and refreshments will be served for pre-registered participants. Register at the bottom of this page. Last call for registration is 9th of March, 2020.
Ilona is a PhD student researching reindeer ecology with Saami reindeer herders in Sweden. She is part of the interdisclipinary DurhamARCTIC programme at Durham University, UK, with a supervisory team from both biosciences and anthropology. At Umeå University, Ilona is a guest working with Johan Olofsson, EMG.