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A hub within a biocultural mesh: Climate change in the Betsileo perception (Madagascar)

The Betsileo are an ethnic group of rice growers and livestock keepers occupying the south of the highlands of Madagascar. Rice and zebu, Betsileo main staple foods and important gifts for the ancestors, are deeply affected by climate change. Interestingly, from the Betsileo perspective, climate change is not only the result of a bioclimatic process […]

The new LICCI citizen science platform will soon be available for everyone!

We are creating a new platform called OpenTEK that will allow the general public to report and describe perceived local indicators of climate change impacts from any place in the world in an easy way. If you want to help us test and improve the tool, we’ll hold a webinar on  April 21st from 3 […]

Upcoming workshops

We are currently seeking to establish more collaborations with researchers and practitioners based in Europe, Latin America, Oceania and Asia whose work involves climate change and local communities, and who are willing to contribute to the goals of the LICCI project. With that purpose, and if the current COVID-19 crisis allows, several regional training workshops […]

Beyond the local: The geographical spread of climate change impacts in the Bassari landscape (Senegal)

The Bassari are a group of agriculturalists who live in the South West of Senegal, in the Kédougou region. Hunter-gatherers until the last century, the Bassari nowadays practice extensive agriculture, alternating crops with fallow areas. Among the many threats to Bassari traditional agricultural system, we recorded one that goes beyond the local: the arrival of […]

Call for Applications

LICCI Project European Regional Workshop – March 27th, ICTA – Autonomous University of Barcelona The LICCI (Local Indicators of Climate Change Impacts: The Contribution of Local Knowledge to Climate Change Research) project is a European Research Council (ERC) funded project aiming to improve our understanding of how climate change affects physical, biological, and socioeconomic systems. […]

The crop diversity protocol is available online!

Another great news: the crop diversity group has released the crop diversity protocol! The protocol has its own DOI and is available online for the public to use! You can find it here: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.11842566.v1 or download it here:

The fisheries protocol is now available online!

Great news from the Fisheries group! Finally the fisheries data collection protocol has its own DOI and is now available online for the public to use (both non- and LICCI partners)! You can find it here: https://figshare.com/articles/LICCI_fisheries_data_collection_protocol/11830410 or you can download it here:

LICCI on air!

Last week André (LICCI core team) spoke about the LICCI project in the radio program Conexiones Americanas of the UAB Radio. You can listen to his interview (in Spanish) clicking on the link below! https://campusmedia.uab.cat/index.php/video/2187/conexiones-americanas-t02p10-andr%C3%A9-braga/

Interns blog!

A mandatory part of every MSc at the Wageningen University & Research (The Netherlands) is to carry out a full-time internship. Coming from environmental policy (Francesca) and climate change studies (Marzia), we wanted our internship to focus on climate change impacts and how people perceive them. So, we started looking for internships and we came […]

Victoria Reyes-García receives an ERC Proof of Concept grant linked to the LICCI project

Victoria Reyes-García ICREA Research Professor at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) is one of the 76 top researchers that will receive ERC Proof of Concept grants. This top-up funding is awarded to ERC grantees to explore the innovation potential of their scientific discoveries and bring the […]