onservation Culturomics: new decision support currencies // Professor Richard Ladle, Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil
The emergence of vast corpora of digital text opens the possibility of quantifying at scale the ‘culturalness’ of conservation entities: e.g. species and sites. This seminar will present work on the development of new decision-support ‘currencies’ metrics designed to advance the practice and science of conservation. It will explore the ontological and epistemology challenges associated with the new field of conservation culturomics, how they are being worked through, and the potential applications of the new metrics being generated.