Tropical Landscapes Joint Venture Seminar Series
Indigenous peoples and local communities live in, manage and own vast areas often rich in biodiversity and critical for ecosystem services. Bridging indigenous and local knowledge systems with scientific knowledge systems is vital to enhance knowledge, practice, and ethics to move towards sustainability at multiple scales. Dr Hill will focus on international science-policy processes and present a framework for evidence-based guidance on how tasks to mobilise, translate, negotiate, synthesise and apply multiple forms of evidence can bridge knowledge systems. Effective engagement of actors, institutions and knowledge-sharing processes is crucial in each of these tasks. Dr Hill will provide examples from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platformon Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and current work in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Dr Rosemary (Ro) Hill is a human geographer dedicated to collaborative environmental governance, indigenous peoples and social-ecological sustainability. She is a principal research scientist with CSIRO Land and Water and an Adjunct Associate Professor with James Cook University. Ro leads CSIRO's Collaborative and Indigenous Science Team, conducting research on environmental governance systems, and their impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services, and climate change adaptation, with a special focus on Indigenous approaches. She has extensive experience in cross-cultural research with indigenous peoples and in collaborative knowledge platforms. She has more than fifty peer-reviewed papers on these topics. She is a Member of the IUCN Commission on Environment Economic and Social Policy, the World Commissionon Protected Areas, and the Expert Task force for Indigenous and Local Knowledge of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Meeting collaborative and Indigenous science challenges.
This event is free of charge. No RSVP required.
Diane Jarvis — Diane.Jarvis1@jcu.edu.au or 4781 6023
Jane Addison — Jane.Addison@jcu.edu.au or 4781 4506