The Sociocultural Component of the BioResilience project aims to explore and analyze the human practices that have historically participated in the transformation of the Andean forests as we know them today. We have designed an ethnographic approach inspired by decolonial theories in order to understand the territories our colleagues are investigating in their socioecological complexities. Meanwhile, we also facilitate dialogues and participate in discussion with the various actors that inhabit these forests. Our overall aim is to contribute to the implementation of public policies for environmental protection. To this end, BioResilience is working on holding spaces for discussion in relation to the design and implementation of environmental management plans in two recently declared regional parks: the Serranía de las Quinchas Regional Park (2008) and the Monquentiva Regional Park (2017).
Please see our blog posts from September 2019 to learn more about these two sites.
The SocioCultural component is led by Dr Naomi Millner, who is senior lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Bristol. The post-doctoral Research Associate linked with this project is Monica Amador, who is also based at the University of Bristol.