“Make Natural History and Biological Diversity Documentation ‘Great Again’” by Dr. Melanie DeVore

Posted by on January 4, 2017 6:24 pm
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There is no denying that the resources driving our documentation and understanding of biodiversity are rooted in the history of colonialism. From the Victorian practices of stuffing cabinets with curiosities from conquered lands, to the development of GIS technologies and satellite imaging associated with military might, the tools of our trade for documenting all forms of life and understanding its dynamic intricacies come from power associated with affluent nations.

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