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Setting up tropical biodiversity for conservation through non-damaging use: participation by parataxonomists

Show simple item record Janzen, Daniel H. 2016-05-09T18:00:50Z 2016-05-09T18:00:50Z 2004-02
dc.identifier.citation Janzen, D. H. (2004). Setting up tropical biodiversity for conservation through non-damaging use: Participation by parataxonomists. Journal of Applied Ecology, 41(1), 181-187. es_CR
dc.identifier.uri 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2004.00879.x
dc.description.abstract 1. A parataxonomist is a resident, field-based, biodiversity inventory specialist who is largely on-the-job trained out of the rural work force and makes a career of providing specimens and their natural history information to the taxasphere, and therefore to a multitude of users across society. 2. Any large inventory effort will benefit from a team of parataxonomists, not only through the large quantity of material and information they will gather and process, but through its among-year and within-season continuity. 3. Parataxonomists’ accuracy increases substantially with pride of workplace ownership, experience, and detail and continuity of iterative feedback from users of specimens and information. 4. Being drawn from the pool of rural workers into activities that are normally the privilege of university-educated citizens, parataxonomists require continuous mentoring and encouragement to compensate for their potential social isolation from their former peer groups and the defensive disdain with which they may be treated by more elevated social classes. 5. Synthesis and applications. Parataxonomists are a key element in setting up wild biodiversity for non-damaging sustainable development, not only through finding and making biodiversity available, but also by being employed locally by its development. The parataxonomist is to the neighbouring forest as both a literate person and a reference librarian are to a library. es_CR
dc.language.iso en_US es_CR
dc.publisher Journal of Applied Ecology es_CR
dc.subject Area de Conservación Guanacaste es_CR
dc.subject biodiversity development es_CR
dc.subject Costa Rica es_CR
dc.subject INBio es_CR
dc.subject inventory es_CR
dc.subject rural sociology es_CR
dc.subject desarrollo de la biodiversidad es_CR
dc.subject inventario es_CR
dc.subject sociología rural es_CR
dc.title Setting up tropical biodiversity for conservation through non-damaging use: participation by parataxonomists es_CR
dc.type Article es_CR

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