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Environmental impacts and scarcity perception influence local institutions in indigenous Amazonian Kichwa communities

| By J. Oldekop, A. Bebbington, N. Truelove, G. Holmes, S. Villamarín, R. Preziosi | Published in  Human Ecology 40: 101 | Abstract: Much of the literature on common-pool resources has focused on elucidating the social mechanisms and local institutions that lead to the regulation of common-pool resources. There is much less information about how […]

Testing the Accuracy of Non-Experts in Biodiversity Monitoring Exercises using Fern Species Richness in the Ecuadorian Amazon

| By J. Oldekop, A. Bebbington, F. Berdel, N. Truelove, T. Wiersberg, R. Preziosi | Published in Biodiversity and Conservation 20(12): 2615-2626 | Abstract: Assessing environmental change is often constrained by time, money and expertise. Community-based monitoring schemes attempt to address these limitations by providing local communities with the skills to measure changes in natural […]