publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Participatory Geographic Information Systems as an Organizational Platform for the Integration of Traditional and Scientific Knowledge in Contemporary Fire and Fuels Management

McBride, BB; Sanchez-Trigueros, F; Carver, SJ; Watson, AE; Stumpff, LM; Matt, R; Borrie, WT;
Open Access
  • Published: 07 Jan 2017 Journal: Journal of Forestry, volume 115, pages 43-50 (issn: 0022-1201, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • Country: United Kingdom
Traditional knowledge about fire and its effects held by indigenous people, who are connected to specific landscapes, holds promise for informing contemporary fire and fuels management strategies and augmenting knowledge and information derived from western science. In practice, however, inadequate means to organize and communicate this traditional knowledge with scientists and managers can limit its consideration in decisions, requiring novel approaches to interdisciplinary and cross-cultural communication and collaboration. We propose that Participatory Geographic Information Systems (PGIS) is one platform for the assemblage and communication of traditional kn...
free text keywords: Spatial contextual awareness, Knowledge management, business.industry, business, Forestry, Geographic information system, Personal knowledge management, Traditional knowledge, Participatory GIS, Sociology of scientific knowledge, Traditional knowledge GIS, Biology, Knowledge integration
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