WGHIST offers a unique forum for common work on social-ecological change through time from different geographic regions as well as thematic areas and across disciplines. Case studies drawing from this diverse group clarify the value and use of historical understanding of linked human and ecological systems through time, and the application of that understanding to contemporary management.
By presenting case studies, their context, methodological approach, analysis, use of results and strategies for dissemination and outreach, working group participants have the opportunity to collaborate and exchange research approaches, thus learning best practices for continued work and its application from one another.
WGHIST currently focuses on:
WGHIST is a continuation of the Study Group on the History of Fish and Fisheries (SGHIST, 2009-2011) and the 2008 Workshop on Historical Data on Fisheries and Fish (WKHIST).