10. november holdt Camilla Brattland og Jørn Weines en presentasjonen om sosio-økologiske tidslinjer på konferansen Time series analysis in environmental science and applications to climate change.
Abstract “Social-Ecological Timelines and climate change narratives in Finnmarkfjord fisheries”:
Based on research conducted through the Fávllis network for Sami fisheries research, this paper presents examples of socio-ecological timelines (SET). The concept was developed as a tool for analysing social-ecological change at a small spatial scale. Experiences from attempting to compare and integrate science and local knowledge on fjord ecosystems is that there is little overlap between the two, because the data represent different spatial and temporal scales and very different methods. Until recently, marine scientists have concentrated on large-scale ecological systems such as the Barents Sea, and the research on fjord ecology that started in the 1990s is limited in scope and cannot produce long time series. The experience-based knowledge of local fishers on the other hand, is limited to their harvesting space. Fishers can recollect long-term trends and events of ecological change throughout their fishing career, which brings a much longer time perspective on ecological change in the area. To represent such timelines is challenging, however, and to integrate it with marine science and climate change research even more so. This presentation provides some examples of SET from climate change narratives developed from interviews with fjord fishers in Finnmark, and discusses some of the challenges and advantages to including SET in ecological and climate change research.