The University of Otago and New Zealand Ecological Society warmly invites members of the Society of Ethnobiology to join an online discussion of cultural approaches to biodiversity research and management. Eight propositions for debate were proposed by New Zealand ecologists, but most have relevance to ethnobiology and science partnerships throughout the world. We would love to hear your opinions and to share ideas, experiences and guidance on how to achieve more effective cross-cultural research and environmental management.  You can read the propositions, responses and (best of all!) add your own contributions by clicking on You may wish to link your responses to the talks and poster abstracts for the upcoming New Zealand Ecological Society conference symposium (you can download these from the ‘Link to symposium’ tab at