Traditional Ecological Knowledge and the mapping of benthic marine habitats.

@article{Teixeira2013TraditionalEK,
  title={Traditional Ecological Knowledge and the mapping of benthic marine habitats.},
  author={Jo{\~a}o B Teixeira and Agnaldo Silva Martins and Hudson T Pinheiro and N{\'e}lio Augusto Secchin and Rodrigo Le{\~a}o de Moura and Alex Cardoso Bastos},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
  year={2013},
  volume={115},
  pages={
          241-50
        }
}
Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) is the empirically accumulated knowledge of local communities whose livelihoods depend directly on natural resources. TEK has a considerable potential as a reliable, rapid and low cost information source. However, its use for decision making in environmental management is frequently challenged due to the lack of scientific validation and the multiple and poorly understood biases deriving from measurement and analytical errors, as well as from political… CONTINUE READING
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