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Merlin Franco Francis Assistant Professor, Institute of Asian Studies

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Merlin Franco Francis

Assistant Professor, Institute of Asian Studies merlin.francis@ubd.edu.bn


ABOUT ME

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Biocultural Diversity, Ethnobiology, Traditional Knowledge, Conservation Biology, Ecocriticism

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

• F.M. Franco (2015). Calendars and ecosystem management: some observations. Human Ecology 43 (2): 355-359.
• Franco, F.M., S. Hidayati, B.A.A. Ghani & B. Ranaivo-Malancon (2015). Ethnotaxonomic systems can reflect the vitality status of Indigenous languages and Traditional Knowledge. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 14 (2): 175-182.
• Hidayati, S., F.M. Franco & R.W. Bussmann (2015). Moving towards Phase 5: Current Status of Ethnobiology in Southeast Asia. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 11(17).
• F.M. Franco, B.A.A. Ghani & S. Hidayati (2014). Terras (Eusideroxylon zwageri Teijsm. & Binn.), a Cultural Keystone Species of the Berawan people of Sarawak, Malaysia. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities 22 (3): 891-902.
• F.M. Franco, B.A.A. Ghani & S. Hidayati (2014). Biocultural importance of the Tanying [Koompassia excelsa (Becc.) Taub.] tree for the Berawan of Loagan Bunut, Sarawak, Malaysia. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 13(1): 63-69.


GRANT DETAILS

• Principal Investigator, Relationship between Traditional Knowledge, Culture and Language; (2012-2015; MYR 77,000). Funded by Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia. Co-investigator: Dr. Beena Giridharan. (Research project undertaken for Curtin University Sarawak, Malaysia)

• Principal investigator, Developing a unified ethnobotanical index to assess language and traditional knowledge vitality (2013-2014; USD 7100). Funded by Firebird Foundation for Anthropological Research, U.S.A. Co-investigator: Ms. Bibi Aminah Abdul Ghani.