Andre Carlo Colonese (PhD in Prehistoric Archaeology, Università di Siena, Italy) is an environmental and biomolecular archaeologist and the Principal Investigator of TRADITION in the Department of Prehistory and the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). His research involves archaeozoology, light stable isotope and organic residue analysis to obtain information on past environments, diets and economic practices in coastal areas of South America and around the Mediterranean. He has led multidisciplinary projects on pre-Columbian coastal adaptation and early food production in the Amazon and Atlantic Forest coast of Brazil (EU-Marie Curie, FAPESP, Newton-British Academy, National Geographic). With TRADITION he aims to show the potential of archaeology and history to inform current-day management and conservation strategies for small-scale fisheries in tropical and subtropical South America. LICCI has a great potential for synergies with TRADITION, around the origin and changing nature of traditional knowledge around climate changes in coastal areas.