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Indigenous knowledge and climate change: settlement patterns of the past to adaption of the future

Roös, Phillip B. 2015, Indigenous knowledge and climate change: settlement patterns of the past to adaption of the future, International journal of climate change : impacts and responses, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 13-31.

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Title Indigenous knowledge and climate change: settlement patterns of the past to adaption of the future
Author(s) Roös, Phillip B.ORCID iD for Roös, Phillip B. orcid.org/0000-0002-5571-1059
Journal name International journal of climate change : impacts and responses
Volume number 7
Issue number 1
Start page 13
End page 31
Total pages 19
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2015-03
ISSN 1835-7156
Summary For centuries the Aboriginal Peoples of Australia have been confronted with major ecological, geological and climate events, and had to adapt home shelters and settlements to seasonal variations. Many of these changes have been captured in the cultural traditions of the indigenous people reflecting a harsh coastal environment. Weather patterns and climate change were gauged by the occurrence of the tidal changes, landscape changes, recurring weather events and the acknowledgement of six seasons. Community settlements got established and relocated to adapt to the patterns of nature. This paper investigates if this ancient knowledge can provide answers for adaptation of coastal settlements to a changing climate. Drawing upon recent published literature on predicted coastal climate change impacts in the different regions of Australia, and the review of indigenous settlement planning according to a six season cycle, the author explores traditional knowledge as input to a potential Design Based Adaptation Model for coastal settlements along the Australian coast.
Language eng
Field of Research 050201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Knowledge
050205 Environmental Management
Socio Economic Objective 960399 Climate and Climate Change not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Common Ground Publishing
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30072398

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