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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 […]

LICCI core team and partners joined an online writing workshop: Reflections, Collaborations, and Motivations

While the pandemic is still keeping us distant, the second edition of the LICCI writing workshop has taken place between September 2020 and January 2021. LICCI PI, Victoria Reyes-Garcia, invited LICCI team members and partners to write a scientific article and share the joys and the struggles of the writing process in a weekly online […]

Fresh from the field

LICCI, Covid-19 and the need of a paradigm change. LICCI in times of Covid-19 Covid-19 has been and will be devastating in many ways for Indigenous Peoples. It has exposed and exacerbated the inequalities and injustices that they have been confronting over centuries. As Covid-19 cases escalate in many Indigenous communities around the world, the […]

We are hiring! (Intern for LICCION)

Vacancy : Program Intern The Local Indicators of Climate Change Impacts Observation Network (LICCION) is seeking a Program Intern to join our team for 4-6 months. This is an excellent opportunity to work with an innovative and inter-disciplinary project at the nexus between policy, technology, research and climate justice. The intern will be part of […]

#Interns blog: Reflections about the current climate crisis and its social movements

I am a sociology student at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and conducting my internship in the LICCI project. My choice to apply for an internship at LICCI derived from my participation in a subject related to environmental sociology. In this course, we discussed about the relationship between social movements and current environmental problems, […]

Welcome to OpenTEK – the Citizen Science Platform

We are excited to launch OpenTEK, the LICCI citizen science online platform. The main purpose of the platform is to encourage participation in climate research by allowing anyone in the world to document and classify observations of climate change impacts in order to make them more visible and get a more complete picture of climate […]

LICCI at the ReSoDiv workshop in Paris: seed and knowledge networks for climate change adaptation

LICCI team members Anna Porcuna Ferrer and Vanesse Labeyrie participated the 7th-8th of September in the ReSoDiv workshop in Paris. The workshop brought together researchers from different disciplines to discuss the effects of geography on the analysis of networks of circulation of biological objects (plant seeds, animals) and the knowledge associated with them within agrarian […]