An empirically tested overlap between indigenous and scientific knowledge of a changing climate in Bolivian Amazonia

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dc.contributor.author Fernandez-Llamazares Onrubia, Alvaro
dc.contributor.author Garcia, Raquel
dc.contributor.author Diaz-Riviriego, Isabel
dc.contributor.author Cabeza-Jaimejuan, Maria Del Mar
dc.contributor.author Pyhälä, Aili Adelita
dc.contributor.author Reyes-Garcia, Victoria
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-11T09:08:01Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-11T09:08:01Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Fernandez-Llamazares Onrubia , A , Garcia , R , Diaz-Riviriego , I , Cabeza-Jaimejuan , M D M , Pyhälä , A A & Reyes-Garcia , V 2017 , ' An empirically tested overlap between indigenous and scientific knowledge of a changing climate in Bolivian Amazonia ' , Regional Environmental Change , vol. 17 , no. 6 , pp. 1673–1685 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-017-1125-5
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dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85013749650
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000405800600009
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-7410-7631/work/39204634
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-7095-5994/work/39205697
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-7813-0222/work/39206524
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/311383
dc.description.abstract Existing climate data for Bolivian Amazonia rely on observations from a few sparse weather stations, interpolated on coarse-resolution grids. At the same time, the region hosts numerous indigenous groups with rich knowledge systems that are hitherto untapped in the quest to understand local climate change. Drawing on an empirical dataset of climate change observations by an Amazonian native society, we assess the potential use of indigenous knowledge for complementing available climate data. We find indigenous observations to be robustly associated with local station data for climatic changes over the last five decades. By contrast, there are discrepancies between gridded climate data and both indigenous observations and local station observations. Indigenous knowledge can be instrumental to enhance our understanding of local climate in data-deficient regions. Indigenous observations offer a tool to ground-truth gridded descriptions of climatic changes, thereby making adaptation strategies more robust at local scales. We contend that the use of indigenous knowledge could help to assist the climate interpolation process and address the prevailing uncertainties in local assessments of climate change. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Regional Environmental Change
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 1172 Environmental sciences
dc.subject Climate data
dc.subject Ethnoclimatology
dc.subject Ground-truthing
dc.subject Indigenous observations
dc.subject Interpolation
dc.subject Local environmental knowledge
dc.subject 5143 Social and cultural anthropology
dc.title An empirically tested overlap between indigenous and scientific knowledge of a changing climate in Bolivian Amazonia en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Biosciences
dc.contributor.organization Centre of Excellence in Metapopulation Research
dc.contributor.organization Mar Cabeza-Jaimejuan / Principal Investigator
dc.contributor.organization Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
dc.contributor.organization Global Change and Conservation Lab
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-017-1125-5
dc.relation.issn 1436-3798
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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