Wild Edible Plants

Wild edible plants make a wide range of material and non-material contributions to indigenous peoples and local communities all around the planet. Local to global environmental change, including climate change, however, influence ecologies of wild edibles, most often leading to their reduced abundance and diversity. In addition, socio-economic and cultural changes, such as globalization and integration into market economy, affect the way people relate to nature and the uses and practices associated with wild edible plants. Lead by Christoph Schunko and Xiaoyue Li, partners in the LICCI research network aim for improved understanding of the extent and types of changes occurring to wild edibles and related knowledge and the impact of these changes on indigenous peoples and local communities.

Who leads this project?

Christoph Schunko

Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Life Sciences

Xiaoyue Li

Ph.D. in Applied Anthropology

LICCI core team members involved

Anna Porcuna

Ph.D. Researcher

Vincent Porcher

Ph.D. Researcher

Victoria Reyes-García

ICREA Research Professor

LICCI partners and collaborators involved

Francesca Lesi

M.A. in Environmental policy

Benjamin Klappoth

Zhuo Chen

M.A. in Anthropology