The Ethnobiology of an Island Culture

  • Anton Daughters
  • Ana Pitchon

Part of the Ethnobiology book series (EBL)

About this book


This volume focuses on the ethnobiology of southern Chile’s Archipelago of Chiloé. Chiloé presents a unique perspective on the intersection of society and biology owing to its vast natural resources, historic culture of cooperation, geographic isolation, and external resource exploitation. Contributions to this volume cover knowledge bases in both marine and terrestrial systems, and how specific local knowledge types contributed to a variety of strategies, including subsistence, social-ecological resilience, resource conservation, cultural heritage preservation, economic systems, and mitigating uncertainty. This book addresses the specificities of human-environment interaction on a resource-rich island, and how historic knowledge and practices can help configure adaptation to a changing social-ecological landscape.


Chiloe Adaptation Subsistence Conservation Ethnobiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Anton Daughters
    • 1
  • Ana Pitchon
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Justice SystemsTruman State UniversityKirksvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyCalifornia State University Dominguez HillsCarsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-91982-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-91983-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2365-7553
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-7561
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