Biotope gradient in a diversified New Guinea subsistence system

Hyndman D.C. (1982) Biotope gradient in a diversified New Guinea subsistence system. Human Ecology, 10 2: 219-259. doi:10.1007/BF01531242


Author Hyndman D.C.
Title Biotope gradient in a diversified New Guinea subsistence system
Journal name Human Ecology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0300-7839
Publication date 1982-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF01531242
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 10
Issue 2
Start page 219
End page 259
Total pages 41
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Subject 3314 Anthropology
3312 Sociology and Political Science
2301 Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
Abstract The Wopkaimin are a population of hunter-horticulturalists who live near the Upper Fly River in Papua New Guinea. In this paper, ecosystem heterogeneity is related to diversity of strategies in the Wopkaimin subsistence system. Subsistence subsystems of shifting cultivation, silviculture, gathering, pig raising, hunting, fishing, and collecting are associated with 11 biotopes. Biotopes are useful descriptive categories for subsistence ecological research and they are recognized Wopkaimin emic categories, having cognitive and behavioral consequences. The relationship of the Wopkaimin population to other biota in the ecosystem is shown to be related to a very steep biotope gradient.
Keyword biotopes
New Guinea subsistence ecology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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