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William Thomas

conseravtion studies
Montclair State University
United States of America


Dr. Thomas is Director of the New Jersey School of Conservation. He has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Arizona State University. His research interests include ethno-ecology, conservation and traditional ecological wisdom of indigenous people. Since1988, he has conducted ethno-ecological research in Papua New Guinea. He is a fellow in the Explorers Club and has been recognized by the United Nations for the development of research methodologies now recognized as one of the "Best Practices" in the use of indigenous knowledge

Research Interest

Traditional Knowledge, Ethnobiology, New Guinea


  • Torrance GW, Thomas WH, Sackett DL. A utility maximization model for evaluation of health care programs. Health services research. 1972;7(2):118.

  • Thomas WH. One last chance: tapping indigenous knowledge to produce sustainable conservation policies. Futures. 2003 Nov 30;35(9):989-98.

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