Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Europe: Status Quo and Insights for the Environmental Policy Agenda

  title={Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Europe: Status Quo and Insights for the Environmental Policy Agenda},
  author={M{\'o}nica Hern{\'a}ndez-Morcillo and Janis Hoberg and Elisa Oteros‐Rozas and Tobias Plieninger and Erik G{\'o}mez‐Baggethun and Victoria Reyes‐Garc{\'i}a},
  journal={Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development},
  pages={17 - 3}
Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Europe: Status Quo and Insights for the Environmental Policy Agenda Monica Hernandez-Morcillo a , Janis Hoberg a , Elisa Oteros-Rozas b , Tobias Plieninger c , Erik Gomez-Baggethun d & Victoria Reyes-Garcia d a Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities , Germany b Universidad Autonoma de Madrid , Spain c Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management , University of Copenhagen , Denmark d Environmental Science and Technology Institute… 
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