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William Thomas

Director of the New Jersey School of Conservation, NJ School of Conservation

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Dr. Thomas is Director of the New Jersey School of Conservation. He has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Arizona State University. His research interests include ethno-ecology, conservation and traditional ecological wisdom of indigenous people. Since1988, he has conducted ethno-ecological research in Papua New Guinea. He is a fellow in the Explorers Club and has been recognized by the United Nations for the development of research methodologies now recognized as one of the "Best Practices" in the use of indigenous knowledge


Traditional Knowledge, Ethnobiology, New Guinea