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Life Historical Consequences of Natural Selection
The tremendous variation in the life-history patterns of organisms is best explained as adaptive, and a model of life history processes has been developed on the basis of these considerations, leading to the following predictions.
Indigenous Knowledge for Biodiversity Conservation
Indigenous peoples with a historical continuity of resource-use practices often possess a broad knowledge base of the behavior of complex ecological systems in their own localities. This knowledge
The present study estimates the net emission of carbon from the forest sector in India. For the reference year (1986), the gross emission from deforestation in that year, plus committed emissions
This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India.
In the first part of the book, the authors present a general theory of ecological history which attempts a paradigm shift from Weberian and Marxian theories of human society. Here they ask under what
Ecology and Equity: The Use and Abuse of Nature in Contemporary India
Environmental destruction is seen a matter of worldwide concern but as a Third World problem. Ecology and Equity explores the most ecologically complex country in the world. India's peoples range
Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Biodiversity, Resilience and Sustainability
Much of the world’s biodiversity has been in the hands of traditional peoples, societies of hunters and gatherers, herders, fishers, agriculturists, for great many generations. Most living resources
The sacred groves of Western Ghats in India
Then ignoring the pleadings of the king, she wandered into the sacred grove of Kumara. Her mind bewildered by the curse of her Guru, she failed to notice this transgression into an area forbidden to
Demographic history of India and mtDNA-sequence diversity.
The demographic history of India was examined by comparing mtDNA sequences obtained from members of three culturally divergent Indian subpopulations (endogamous caste groups). While an inferred tree
Minireviews: Exploring the Basic Ecological Unit: Ecosystem-like Concepts in Traditional Societies
Traditional knowledge may complement scientific knowledge by providing practical experience in living within ecosystems and responding to ecosystem change, and usually includes metaphorical imagery and spiritual expression, signifying differences in context, motive, and conceptual underpinnings.