Neal Kelso

Unido: 10.feb.2018 Última actividad: 15.may.2024 iNaturalist

Languages I speak at least a little of (in order of competency): English, 日本語, Bislama, español, العربية, Cymraeg, Dizhsa.

Environmental anthropologist/ethnobiologist and linguist. Interested in endangered language revitalization, non-Linnaean taxonomy, and ecological time-reckoning professionally, and otherwise interested in anything I find in the woods.

Currently working with the New York Botanical Garden and Vanuatu Department of Forests on the "Plants and People of Vanuatu" project: https://pvnh.net/.

Vanuatu Talking Dictionaries and Plant Lexica: https://talkingdictionary.swarthmore.edu/vanuatu.php

(Paper) using palolo polychaete worms (Palola spp.) to reckon time in the Pacific: https://ojs.ethnobiology.org/index.php/ebl/article/view/1815

Other stuff I've worked on:
Dizhsa/dixza/diza/dizaa (Tlacolula Valley Zapotec) Talking Dictionaries: https://talkingdictionary.swarthmore.edu/zapotecs/

(Paper) The first large population of the endangered Lea's Bog Lichen (Phaeophyscia leana) in Alabama: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/345768430_Discovery_of_the_first_large_population_of_Phaeophyscia_leana_in_northern_Alabama

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