Professor Tamara Ticktin, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa botanist and ethnoecologist, has authored a research paper chosen as one of the 100 most influential papers published by the British Ecological Society in its 100 year history. Her paper—“The ecological implications of harvesting non-timber forest products”—was published in the Journal of Applied Ecology.
“Prior to the Ticktin article, our knowledge of the ecological consequences of non-timber forest product extraction was disparate, and spread out across many different case studies. Ticktin made an important advance by systematically reviewing the conclusions of 70 different studies from across the world,” wrote Joe Barlow in a review for the British Ecological Society.
The British Ecological Society has more than 4,000 members worldwide and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2013. Ticktin’s paper was chosen from among 17,000 papers published in their journals since 1913.
“My research questions revolve around two, interrelated themes: How can we balance human use and conservation? How can we maintain or increase the resilience of these coupled natural-human systems to global environmental change?” wrote Ticktin.
Ticktin is a professor of botany in the UH Mānoa College of Natural Sciences. She teaches and conducts research on traditional resource management, biodiversity conservation, plant demography and resilience and adaptation to climate change.