Connecting diverse knowledge systems for enhanced ecosystem governance: The multiple evidence base approach

M. Tengö, E.S. Brondizio, T. Elmqvist, P. Malmer, M.J. Spierenburg

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Abstract

Indigenous and local knowledge systems as well as practitioners' knowledge can provide valid and useful knowledge to enhance our understanding of governance of biodiversity and ecosystems for human well-being. There is, therefore, a great need within emerging global assessment programs, such as the IPBES and other international efforts, to develop functioning mechanisms for legitimate, transparent, and constructive ways of creating synergies across knowledge systems. We present the multiple evidence base (MEB) as an approach that proposes parallels whereby indigenous, local and scientific knowledge systems are viewed to generate different manifestations of knowledge, which can generate new insights and innovations through complementarities. MEB emphasizes that evaluation of knowledge occurs primarily within rather than across knowledge systems. MEB on a particular issue creates an enriched picture of understanding, for triangulation and joint assessment of knowledge, and a starting point for further knowledge generation. © 2014 The Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-591
Number of pages13
JournalAMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment
Volume43
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Triangulation
Ecosystems
Innovation
governance
ecosystem
knowledge
evidence
indigenous knowledge
triangulation
traditional knowledge
complementarity
innovation
biodiversity
synergy
well-being
evaluation

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Tengö, M. ; Brondizio, E.S. ; Elmqvist, T. ; Malmer, P. ; Spierenburg, M.J. / Connecting diverse knowledge systems for enhanced ecosystem governance: The multiple evidence base approach. In: AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment. 2014 ; Vol. 43. pp. 579-591.
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In: AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment, Vol. 43, 2014, p. 579-591.

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