Researching on how Indigenous Peoples and local communities’ knowledge is affected by environmental change and how such knowledge can contribute to understand environmental change impacts.
We strive for a better understanding of the conditions under which indigenous and local ecological knowledge can contribute to positive environmental outcomes and to the understanding of the manifestations, drivers and impacts of nature degradation and climate change.
We are interested in the conditions under which Indigenous and local ecological knowledge systems can contribute to positive environmental outcomes (e.g., stewardship and sustainable management of natural resources, biodiversity conservation).
We are also keen on exploring the potential of indigenous and of local knowledge systems to improve our understanding of local environmental change impacts on physical, biological, and socioeconomic systems and how such impacts are locally perceived and which strategies people adopt in their quest to adapt to change.
Using the LICCI project as a case study, the Research on Indigenous Data Governance Protocols (RIDaGoP) project aims to contribute to the field of Indigenous Data Sovereignty (IDS) by developing a set of tools to guide the handling of Indigenous knowledge and data in the open while adhering to Indigenous data sovereignty principles.
This study aims to empirically test a novel model for assessing the resilience of IPLC’s health care system taking a social-ecological lens. It addresses the current need to better understand how Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities' health care systems could adapt to current and future global change.
This project aims to enrich ethnobiology’s field-based ethos with a global analytical focus, connecting on-the-ground realities with the higher spheres of international decision-making.
Spearheading heritization procedures for conserving and supporting pastoral ICCAs in Mwanda-Marungu, Taita hills, Kenya
Identifying the socio-ecological dynamics of agroecosystems, agrobiodiversity and anthropised landscapes of the Mediterranean
Exploring the possibilities of a paradigmatic pastoral common of Montenegro and its natural and cultural ‘heritage’ values
Studying the performance of Hispano-Moroccan pastoral commons and their natural and cultural ‘heritage’ values
Investigating the effectiveness of community-based conservation through a co-enquiry approach
How knowledge about urban water supply was codified and transmitted during Barcelona's Little Ice Age (1300-1850 AD)
In-depth ethnographical description and eco-anthropological analysis of the customary-based management system of pastoral resources among the Wahehe, agropastoral group of Iringa region, Tanzania
The project will research and develop a ‘living heritage’ approach to conservation, promoting the ‘protection through use’ of upland environments and adjacent rural areas.