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Climate change and Indigenous People and local communities. A new online course

Climate change impacts vary among different social groups, who perceive and adapt to it in different ways. In this course, students will: a) understand the differentiated impacts that climate change has on Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IPLC); b) familiarize themselves with different responses to climate change impacts led by IPLC; and c) learn about […]

LICCI on air

Using proverbs to study local perceptions of climate change: a case study in Sierra Nevada (Spain) David Garcia (LICCI core team) spoke on SER Radio about the project conducted with María Garteizgogeascoa and Victoria Reyes (LICCI core team) in Sierra Nevada (Spain), using the local knowledge embodied in proverbs to explore climate change impacts at local […]

Are we reaching the tipping point?

Brussels – July 2021 While pursuing master studies in tropical ecosystems and biodiversity at the Free University of Brussels (VUB/ULB), I engaged as an intern at the LICCI project because of my particular interest in sustainable management in coastal and marine socio-ecological systems. Specifically, regarding the local perspectives —which is the core research focus of […]

Kéré or the massive impact of Climate change on hunger.

If Madagascar is famous for its amazing biodiversity, the big red island is also the theatre of extremes climatic events and extreme poverty. In the complex socio-economic situation of Madagascar – one of the five poorest countries in the world – where food scarcity, locally called Kéré, is frequent, food security is the main issue. […]

Launch of the First LICCI Scientific Fisheries Seminar

On Friday 2nd of July, the LICCI Fisheries Group launched its first scientific seminar, taking the opportunity to highlight the great work of the fisheries group members. Here are the main insights of the event. The Fisheries Group builds on a network of partners and collaborators in the LICCI research network who are collecting local […]

Have you observed an ILICC?

This past weekend, LICCI researchers Anna Schlingmann and Petra Benyei run an activity with twenty students from all over Catalunya. The participants (aged around 17 y.o.) are taking part in an activity series called “Bojos per les Ciències de la Terra” (i.e., Crazy for the earth sciences), run by several researchers at ICTA-UAB in collaboration […]

Cultural Keystone Species

Nature is essential for life on Earth and many efforts are deployed to select the most effective biodiversity conservation strategies. However, these strategies often fail to incorporate considerations on species that matter to Indigenous Peoples and local communities. We aim to generate new knowledge on species of particular cultural importance for Indigenous Peoples and local […]

International Women’s Day

Why Does Gender Matter in Science? On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the LICCI team takes the opportunity to recognize the key contribution of women to science. Above all, we want to honor the fantastic work of women researchers and knowledge holders in Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities who are pushing forward gender studies […]

We are hiring Data Scientist

Call for Data ScientistContract duration: April 2021- September 2022 Project description: We are looking for a data scientist for the ERC funded project “Local Indicators of Climate Change Impacts. The Contribution of Local Knowledge to Climate Change Research” ( The research project aims to bring insights from indigenous and local knowledge to climate research by […]

LICCI Science

The potential of local observations as a proxy for the study of climate extremes: relating farmers´ knowledge with tree rings in central Spain The LICCI collaborator Maria Arredondo has recently defended her MSc thesis, under the supervision of LICCI Core Team member André Braga Junqueira and of Dr. Pieter Zuidema (Wageningen University, The Netherlands). Her […]