Skip to: Site menu  |  Main content


Home » Publications By Author » 

Publications of Bannister, Kelly


  • Hardison, P. and K. Bannister, 2011. "Ethics in Ethnobiology: History, International Law and Policy, and Contemporary Issues." In E.N. Henderson, D. Pearsall, E. Hunn, and N. Turner (eds.) Ethnobiology. Wiley-Blackwell, 27-49.


  • Bannister, K., S. Laird, and M. Solomon, 2010. "Fostering 'Mindfulness' in Traditional Knowledge Research: The Code of Ethics of the International Society of Ethnobiology" In S.M. Subramian and B. Pisupati (eds.) Traditional Knowledge in Policy and Practice: Approaches to Development and Human Well-being. United Nations University Press, 121-9.


  • McLay, E., K. Bannister, L. Joe, B. Thom, and G. Nicholas, 2008. "'A'lhut tu tet Sul'hweentst' Respecting the Ancestors: Understanding Hul'qumi'num Heritage Laws and Concerns for Protection of Archaelogical Heritage." In Catherine Bell and Val Napoleon (eds.) First Nations Cultural Heritage and Law: Case Studies, Voices and Perspectives. Vancouver: UBC Press, 158-202.


  • Bannister, Kelly, 2007. "The Ethics of Engagement: An Ethnobiologist's Perspective." Academic Matters: The Journal of HIgher Education, October: 16-17.

  • Nicholas, G. and K. Bannister, 2007. "Copyrighting the Past? Emerging Intellectual Property Rights in Archaelogÿ." In R. Muckle (ed.) Reading Archaelogy: An Introduction. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 89-120.


  • Bannister, K. and K. Barrett, 2006. “Harm and Alternatives: Cultures under Siege.” In N. Myers and C. Raffensperger (eds.) Precautionary Tools for Reshaping Environmental Policy. Cambridge: MIT Press, 215-239. 

  • Bannister, K., 2006. “Addressing Ethical and Legal Issues in Ethnobiology: A Deliberative Dialogue on the ISE Draft Guidelines for Research.” Session Proceedings of the Ninth International Congress of Ethnobiology held in Canterbury, UK. June 13-17, 2004.
    Available soon

  • Bannister, K., and Anna Johnston (eds.), 2006. “Community-Based Research and the University of Victoria." Proceedings of the Workshop on Community-Based Research. Held in Victoria on June 8, 2006.

  • Bannister, K., and P. Hardison, 2006. “Mobilizing Traditional Knowledge and Expertise for Decision-Making on Biodiversity”. Case study conducted in the framework of the consultative process towards an International Mechanism Of Scientific Expertise on Biodiversity (IMoSEB). German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation. 


  • Bannister, K, 2005. “University Research on Traditional Medicines: Implications for Aboriginal Communities”. Paper presented at the Northern Workshop on Access and Benefit Sharing. Whitehorse. March 15-17. 

  • Bannister, K., 2005 (ed.). “Building Healthy Communities: The Role of Community-based Research.” Proceedings from the University of Victoria Forum on Community-based Research. Victoria. April 23. University of Victoria. 

  • Bannister, K., 2005 (ed.). “Understanding Community-Based Research: Reflections on a Shared Learning Journey in Clayoquot Sound.” Short essays by students of ES 481A: Community-based Research in Clayoquot Sound, Summer 2005. University of Victoria. 

  • Bannister, K., 2005. “Use of Traditional Knowledge for University Research: Conflicts between Academic Ethics and Research Policies.” In J. T. Arnason, P. M. Catling, E. Small, P. T. Dang, and J. D. Lambert (eds.) Biodiversity and Health: Focusing Research to Policy. Ottawa: NCR Press, 122-129.

  • Bannister, K., 2005. "Professional Ethics and Ethnopharmacology" in Ethnopharmacology, edited by E. Elisabetsky and N. Etkin in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS). Oxford, UK:  Developed under the Auspices of UNESCO, Eolss Publishers. []

  • Hall, B., K. Bannister and P. Keller, 2005. “Creating Intellectual, Institutional and Physical Space for Community-Based Research.” Paper presentation at the Community-University Exposition (CUExpo). Winnipeg. September 15-18.


  • Bannister, K. and K. Barrett, 2004. "Weighing the Proverbial 'Ounce of Prevention' Versus the 'Pound of Cure' in a Biocultural Context: A Role for the Precautionary Principle in Ethnobiological Research" in Ethnobotany and Conservation of Biocultural Diversity. Advances in Economic Botany 15: 307-339.

  • Bannister, K., 2004. "A Plant Chemist's Perspective on the Problem of Derivatives." In M. Bellot-Rojas and S. Bernier (eds.) International Expert Workshop on Access and Benefit Sharing. 183-184.

  • Bannister, K., 2004. "Indigenous Knowledge and Traditional Plant Resources of the Secwepemc First Nation." In Mary Riley (ed.) Indigenous Intellectual Property Rights: Legal Obstacles and Innovative Solutions. Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press, 279-308

  • Bannister, K., 2004. "Lessons for Access and Benefit-sharing: Academic Policies, Community Protocols and Community-level Prior Informed Consent." In M. Bellot-Rojas and S. Bernier (eds.) International Expert Workshop on Access and Benefit Sharing. 219-223

  • Bannister, K., 2004. "Mechanisms for Compliance with Access and Benefit-Sharing by the Academic Research Community (Canada)." In M. Bellot-Rojas and S. Bernier (eds.) International Expert Workshop on Access and Benefit Sharing.  229-234.

  • Bannister, K., 2004. "Transforming Traditional Knowledge through Academic Research: Issues and Rights in Co-creations." Paper presented at the Creator's Rights Alliance Conference Old Ways, New Paths: Ethical and Legal Issues in the Transformation of Traditional Knowledge through Indigenous Cultural Expression. Montreal, June 3-5.

  • Bannister, K., 2004. "Whose Rules? Equity in Research Involving Biodiversity and the Cultural Knowledge of Aboriginal Peoples." Paper presented at the Public Lecture Series in Applied Ethics. Vancouver: UBC Centre for Applied Ethics, October 7

  • Bannister, K., 2004.  "Collaborative Research Approaches for Protection of Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights." Taiwan-Canada Forum on Indigenous Rights and Constitutional Reform. Taiwan, January 18, Providence University.

  • Nicholas, G. and K. Bannister, 2004. "Copyrighting the Past? Emerging Intellectual Property Rights in Archaelogy." Current Anthropology 45(3): 327-350.


  • Nicholas, G., and K. Bannister, 2004. "Intellectual Property Rights and Indigenous Cultural Heritage." In Mary Riley (ed.) Indigenous Intellectual Property Rights: Legal Obstacles and Innovative Solutions. Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press, 309-340.


  • Bannister, K., 2003. "Current IPR Issues in Research Involving Indigenous Knowledge." Paper presented at the Intellectual Property Workshop for Treaty Groups in British Columbia. Organised by Parks Canada, Heritage Canada and Industry Canada. Vancouver, March 10-11.

  • Bannister, K., and M. M'Gonigle, 2003. "Plants, Knowledge, Power and Wealth: Ethnobotanical Insights through the Lens of Ecological Political Economy." Paper presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Society of Ethnobiology, Seattle, Mar 26-28.

    Read Session Description

  • McLay, E., K. Bannister, L. Joe, B. Thom, and G. Nicholas, 2003. Alhut te Sulhween "Respecting the Ancestors": The Hul'qumi'num Heritage Law Case Study. Report prepared for the Protection and Repatriation of First Nations Cultural Heritage Project.


  • Bannister, K., 2002. "Community-University Research Collaborations: On Whose Terms?" Paper presented at University of California Davis Cross-Disciplinary Forum on Ecological Ethics, Davis, CA. April 2-4.

  • Bannister, K., 2002. "Ethnobiological Research: On Whose Terms?" Paper presented at the 9th International Congress of Ethnobiology. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 16-19.