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dc.contributor.supervisor Berkes, Fikret (Natural Resources Institute) en
dc.contributor.author Peloquin, Claude
dc.date.accessioned 2008-02-04T16:14:41Z
dc.date.available 2008-02-04T16:14:41Z
dc.date.issued 2008-02-04T16:14:41Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/3019
dc.description.abstract This thesis looks at how the Cree people of Wemindji, James Bay, Québec, understand and live with ecological complexity and dynamism. The focus is on the interplay between variability, change, and continuity in the Canada goose (Branta canadensis) hunt. Looking at Cree goose-hunting in the light of cultural ecology and resilience thinking, the research suggests that Cree hunters are attentive and responsive to ecological fluctuations, fine-tuning local arrangements to local environmental conditions. Ecological variability and unpredictability, such as weather, goose population dynamics and migration patterns, are mediated by local management strategies in which goose hunting areas shift in space and time. However, whereas these strategies are still practiced nowadays, they are (to some extent) overwhelmed by changes occurring at larger scales. Some of these are related to climate change and anthropogenic disturbances; others are related to social-cultural changes that influence resource-use patterns. I discuss how these different drivers interact among themselves and impact the goose-hunt, and how the Wemindji Cree respond to these changes. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Environment en
dc.subject Cree en
dc.subject James Bay en
dc.subject Canada goose en
dc.subject Subsistence hunting en
dc.subject Indigenous en
dc.title Variability, change and continuity in social-ecological systems: insights from James Bay Cree cultural ecology en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Natural Resources Management en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Trott, Christopher G. (Native Studies) Manseau, Micheline (Natural Resources Institute) Davidson-Hunt, Iain J. (Natural Resources Institute) en
dc.degree.level Master of Natural Resources Management (M.N.R.M.) en
dc.description.note May 2008 en


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