Special Issue "Biocultural Restoration in Hawaiʻi"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018).
Interests: social-ecological system theory; biocultural conservation
Interests: environmental law and policy; social movement networks
Hawaiʻi has been a regional leader in biocultural restoration as it is home to many projects which aim at restoring the health and function of systems that exist in the confluence of nature and humanity. In this endeavor, there have been multifaceted approaches to facilitating the return to a state of perpetual resource abundance, known in the Hawaiian language as ʻāina momona. Several of the more successful attempts in this movement have merged both ancestral and contemporary science, technology, and philosophy to inform adaptive practices in multiple fields as a means to build projects, programs, and initiatives.
In this Special Issue, we will highlight viable models in the larger effort to restore ʻāina momona, with some focus on the management of forest, streams, nearshore fisheries, traditional crop diversity, traditional food systems, and health and wellness; as well as the legal and policy steps needed to build a foundation that can facilitate this change. We want to emphasize the biocultural foundation in social-ecological system theory; and the manners in which restoration of biocultural diversity, along with the health/function of social-ecological systems, can be founded in cultural values and aligned with community priorities. Manuscripts focusing on biocultural restoration in Hawaiʻi will be accepted for consideration.
Purpose and strategic opportunity:
- Highlight the cutting-edge work that is happening in Hawaiʻi
- Provide references for biocultural restoration policy and research in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific Region
- Collectively raise the conversation regarding mālama ʻāina in Hawaiʻi
- Raise up some of Hawaiʻi’s “thought leaders” on this front (via publishing and editing)
○ Tenure track professors
○ Mālama ʻĀina professionals
○ Network hubs
- Give voice to elders and those who follow in their footsteps
- Connect research to on the ground community relevance
Dr. Kawika B. Winter
Dr. Kevin Chang
Prof. Dr. Noa Kekuewa Lincoln
Manuscript Submission Information
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- tradition ecological knowledge
- traditional resource management
- social-ecological system