Cultural systems, science and natural resource management: Aboriginal management of wetlands in the west Kimberley, Australia

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    Abstract

    My doctoral research investigates Australian Aboriginal conceptualisations of wetland ecosystem management. Set in
    the context of cross-cultural natural resource management (NRM) in northern Australia, the research responds to calls for
    Aboriginal peoples' complex knowledge systems to be better accommodated within NRM. Thesis outcomes emphasise that,
    through Aboriginal ways of managing wetlands, intrinsic and integrated cultural and ecological benefits emerge. Findings
    also demonstrate that Aboriginal understandings of wetlands are best revealed, and applied, through holistic culture-centric,
    place-based research approaches. Such approaches offer strong potential to reactivate and strengthen Indigenous wetland
    management within cross-cultural NRM, benefiting both Indigenous and conventional NRM aspirations.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Clifton, Julian, Supervisor
    • Close, Paul, Supervisor
    • Dobbs, Rebecca, Supervisor
    • Toussaint, Sandy, Supervisor
    Award date29 Sept 2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2017

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