The main goal of this project is to bring insights from local knowledge systems into climate research by
- building an inventory local indicators of climate change on physical and biological systems;
- identifying i) spatial patterns in local climate change impacts indicators and ii) socioeconomic and iii) demographic patterns in the perceived impacts;
- creating a baseline repository with primary information on local indicators of climate change available for different uses (e.g., design of adaptation policies, input to climate models); and
- creating a wide network of researchers, practitioners, and civil society interested in exploring how local knowledge systems contribute to our understanding of climate change impacts.
LICCI holds the potential to fill theoretical and spatial gaps on climate change impacts research. Results from this project can also improve local capacity to respond to climate change impacts and help bridge epistemological differences between local and scientific knowledge systems.
Local communities’ perceptions of wild edible plant and mushroom change: A systematic review
(2022). Global Food Security, 32.
Adaptive Management Strategies of Local Communities in Two Amazonian Floodplain Ecosystems in the Face of Extreme Climate Events
(2021). Journal of Ethnobiology, 41 (3): 409-426.
At the Crossroad of Emergency: Ethnobiology, Climate Change, and Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities
(2021). Journal of Ethnobiology, 41 (3): 307-312.
Crop Diversity Management: Sereer Smallholders' Response to Climatic Variability in Senegal
(2021). Journal of Ethnobiology, 41 (3): 389-408.
Global patterns of adaptation to climate change by Indigenous Peoples and local communities. A systematic review
(2021). Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 51: 55-64.
Hutsuls’ perceptions of forests and uses of forest resource in Ukrainian and Romanian Bukovina.
(2021). International Forestry review , 23 (3).
Interactions between Climate Change and Infrastructure Projects in Changing Water Resources: An Ethnobiological Perspective from the Daasanach, Kenya
(2021). Journal of Ethnobiology, 41 (3): 331-348.
The role of crop diversity in climate change adaptation: insights from local observations to inform decision making in agriculture
(2021). Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 51: 15-23.
A State-of-the-Art Review of Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Pollution
(2020). Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 16 (3): 324-341.
Including indigenous and local knowledge in climate research: an assessment of the opinion of Spanish climate change researchers
(2020). Climatic Change, 160: 67-88.