The objectives of the Ethnoecology and Biodiversity Lab are:
- To develop methods for documenting local knowledge and technologies as well as informal networks that buttress cultural and genetic diversity against erosion and loss.
- to serve as a repository for field collections of faculty, students, and other researchers that will provide a physical complement to ethnographic accounts and analyses of indigenous resource management practices.
- to provide a training facility for students, development workers,
and researchers from diverse fields for the interdisciplinary investigation
of the interface between landscapes and lifescapes and the cultural dimensions