William Balée is a Professor of Anthropology at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he has taught since 1991. He obtained the Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1984. His previous appointments were as research fellow at the New York Botanical Garden (1984-88) and associate researcher at the Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi (1988-91). His monographs include Footprints of the Forest: Ka’apor Ethnobotany—the Historical Ecology of Plant Utilization by an Amazonian People (1994), Inside Cultures:
A New Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (2012), and Cultural Forests of the Amazon: A Historical Ecology of People and Their Landscapes (2013). He has edited or co-edited three other volumes concerned with indigenous resource management, historical ecology, ethnobotany, and Amazonia. His most recent research project involves a comparison of issues pertaining to historical ecology and traditional knowledge of the Jah-Hĕt (an Orang Asli people of central peninsular Malaysia) and the Ka’apor (an indigenous society of eastern Amazonian Brazil). He currently serves as President of the Society of Ethnobiology.
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