As an initial step in more extensive research into the links between biological and cultural diversity in present-day Italy, we reviewed Biocultural Diversity studies that explore the relationship between biological and cultural patterns of diversity to determine whether any direct causal relationships or common drivers could be inferred. We found no significant attempts to quantitatively measure biocultural diversity in the country as a whole. Italy shows a high number of mutual interactions, but common drivers and patterns between biological and cultural diversity were not evident. This could be either a problem of quantification due perhaps to an inherent incommensurability between the two dimensions, or different causative patterns that drive biological and cultural diversity.

Biocultural Diversity in Italy / V. Nazari, S. Belardinelli, A. Pieroni, R. Motti, A. Chiarucci, G.D. Bisol, G. Vacchiano, E. Bortolini, M. Mezzavilla, L. Garaffa, D. Pievani. - In: HUMAN ECOLOGY. - ISSN 0300-7839. - 51:6(2023), pp. 1263-1275. [10.1007/s10745-023-00455-4]

Biocultural Diversity in Italy

G. Vacchiano;
2023

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As an initial step in more extensive research into the links between biological and cultural diversity in present-day Italy, we reviewed Biocultural Diversity studies that explore the relationship between biological and cultural patterns of diversity to determine whether any direct causal relationships or common drivers could be inferred. We found no significant attempts to quantitatively measure biocultural diversity in the country as a whole. Italy shows a high number of mutual interactions, but common drivers and patterns between biological and cultural diversity were not evident. This could be either a problem of quantification due perhaps to an inherent incommensurability between the two dimensions, or different causative patterns that drive biological and cultural diversity.
Biocultural diversity; Linguistic diversity; Ethnic minorities; Land use; Traditional ecological knowledge; Italy
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2023
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