I’ve just got a paper accepted in Land Use Policy about nomadic pastoralists in Tibet and hunting. As we all know, space is limited in scientific journals, so here is additional text as well as pictures. Continue reading “Tibetan lives: Hunting”
Author: Marius Warg Næss
Reindeer Husbandry in a Globalizing North – resilience, adaptations and pathways for Actions (ReiGN)
It’s the time of the year when we eagerly await the results from the year’s (many) research proposals.
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Predatory or prey – the rise of nomadic empires
In 1227 Genghis Khan died leaving behind a legacy of conquest and the largest land empire in history, only fully realized by his Grandson Kubhlai Khan with the establishment of the Yuan Dynasty in 1267 (Chaliand 2004). Continue reading “Predatory or prey – the rise of nomadic empires”
Market economy vs. risk management: how do nomadic pastoralists respond to increasing meat prices?
Just got paper published in Human Ecology that looks at the old question of what exactly motivates nomadic pastoralists. Continue reading “Market economy vs. risk management: how do nomadic pastoralists respond to increasing meat prices?”
Summer school in Kyrgyzstan
Just returned from an amazing trip to Kyrgyzstan. I participated on a summer school for students from the University of Tromsø (UiT) and the American University of Central Asia (AUCA).
Anthropology, science and the challenge of subjectivity
My (somewhat limited) experience teaching anthropology (particularly ecological anthropology) has left me somewhat flabbergasted as to what is taught at universities about science.
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Workshop in Tromsø February 18
In connection with the project “The Erosion of Cooperative Networks and the Evolution of Social Hierarchies: A Comparative Approach” and NIKU‘s 20th anniversary, a workshop will be arranged on Wednesday 18th of February in Tromsø, Norway.
Time: Wednesday February 18 12:30-16:00 Continue reading “Workshop in Tromsø February 18”
HIERARCHIES: New research project from the Research Council of Norway
Last week I got the news that I got a 4 year research grant funded by the Research Council of Norway.
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What’s killing the reindeer?
Predatory species compete with humans for the use of resources such as livestock and an important tool for managing possible conflicts is damage compensation schemes distributing the costs between those who benefit from conservation and those who suffer the costs of damage.
Tibetan lives: Lhasa
The city of Lhasa lies at around 3650 meters. Lhasa consists of two quite distinctive parts: one part is primarily Tibetan and centers around the Jokhang Temple, which is the most holy site in all of Tibet. Continue reading “Tibetan lives: Lhasa”