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Kathryn Demps

Boise State | Anthropology

Kathryn Demps, assistant professor of anthropology at Boise State, studies the evolution and transmission of local ecological knowledge, and what factors affect its change over time. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis where she specialized in the study of the evolution of human behavior, focusing on human evolutionary ecology. Her work on the transmission of local ecological knowledge among a honey-collecting tribe in South India describes the cultural learning process from childhood to old age. Demps currently studies how knowledge and behavior interact with local ecologies by examining the conflict of interested between formal schooling and knowledge about the forest, economic pressures and marketing behavior and group formation and cooperation.

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