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dc.contributor.authorWehi, Priscilla M.
dc.contributor.authorWhaanga, Hēmi
dc.contributor.authorRoa, Tom
dc.date.accessioned2009-12-03T21:56:53Z
dc.date.available2009-12-03T21:56:53Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationWehi, P. M., Whaanga, H. & Roa, T. (2009). Missing in translation: Maori language and oral tradition in scientific analyses of traditional ecological knowledge (TEK). Journal of Royal Society of New Zealand, 39(4), 201-204.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/3460
dc.description.abstractRecent conceptual shifts in ecology towards integration of humans into ecosystems requires all possible sources of ecological knowledge available (Berkes 2004, 2009 this issue). Māori traditional ecological knowledge of natural systems (TEK) can add valuable ecological data to more conventional scientific studies as the former tends to be diachronic, based on a cumulative system of understanding the environment founded on observations and experience (Gadgil et al. 1993; Berkes 2008), while the latter is frequently synchronic, with experiments that may explore causal effects in ecological patterns (Newman & Moller 2005; Moller et al. 2009a). However accessing TEK can be both difficult and time-consuming, as demonstrated by the 14-year research project Kia Mau Te Tītī Mo Ake Tonu Atu (the ‘Keep the Tītī Forever’ research project; Moller et al. 2009a). We argue that oral traditions offer a wealth of information that is frequently overlooked, in part because of a lack of knowledge of te reo Māori (the Māori language) and, further, a lack of recognition of the inextricable link between biological and cultural diversity (Maffi 2005).en
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dc.publisherRoyal Society of New Zealanden_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.royalsociety.org.nz/publications/journals/nzjr/en
dc.rights© The Royal Society of New Zealand 2009. Used with permission.
dc.subjectMaori languageen
dc.subjectMaorien
dc.titleMissing in translation: Maori language and oral tradition in scientific analyses of traditional ecological knowledge (TEK)en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/03014220909510580
dc.relation.isPartOfJournal of the Royal Society of New Zealanden_NZ
pubs.begin-page201en_NZ
pubs.elements-id34544
pubs.end-page204en_NZ
pubs.issue4en_NZ
pubs.volume39en_NZ


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