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Routledge Handbook of Climate Change Impacts on Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

Articles, Books and Book chapters


Benyei, Petra, Danielle Latreche, Mar Cartró-sabaté, Jessie Chang, Rafael Chiaravalloti, Finn Danielsen, Victoria Reyes-garcía, Adrien Tofighi-niaki, and Nikita Vronski. 2023. “Challenges, Strategies, and Impacts of Doing Citizen Science with Marginalised and Indigenous Communities : Reflections from Project Coordinators.” Citizen Science: Theory and Practice 8 (1):21: 1–15. org/10.5334/cstp.514

Carmona, Rosario. 2023. “Climate Change Governance and Indigenous Peoples Participation: An Analysis from the Chilean Case.” Environmental Politics, 1–24.

Ferrara, Vincenza, and Dominic Ingemark. 2023. “ The Entangled Phenology of the Olive Tree: A Compiled Ecological Calendar of Olea Europaea L. Over the Last Three Millennia With Sicily as a Case Study .” GeoHealth 7 (3).

Galappaththi, Eranga, and Anna Schlingmann. 2023. “The Sustainability Assessment of Indigenous and Local Knowledge-Based Climate Adaptation Responses in Agricultural and Aquatic Food Systems.” Cosust 62 (February): 101276.

García-del-Amo, David, Peter Graham Mortyn, and Victoria Reyes-García. 2023. “Local Reports of Climate Change Impacts in Sierra Nevada, Spain: Sociodemographic and Geographical Patterns.” Regional Environmental Change 23 (1): 1–16.

Orlove, Ben, Pasang Sherpa, Neil Dawson, Ibidun Adelekan, Wilfredo Alangui, Rosario Carmona, Deborah Coen, Melissa K. Nelson, Victoria Reyes-García, Jennifer Rubis, Gideon Sanago & Andrew Wilson. 2023. “Placing Diverse Knowledge Systems at the Core of Transformative Climate Research.” Ambio, no. under review.

Reyes-García, Victoria, Santiago Álvarez-Fernandez, Petra Benyei, David García-del-Amo, André Braga Junqueira, Vannesse Labeyrie, Xiaoyue Li,  Vincent Porcher, Anna Porcuna-Ferrer, Anna Schlingmann, Ramin Soleymani. 2023. “Local Indicators of Climate Change Impacts Described by Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities: Study Protocol.” Plos One, 1–15.

Reyes-García, Victoria, Santiago Álvarez-Fernández, Petra Benyei, Laura Calvet-Mir, Mouna Chambon, David García-del-Amo, André B. Junqueira, Xiaoyue Li, Vincent Porcher, Anna Porcuna-Ferrer, Anna Schlingmann, Ramin Soleymani, Adrien Tofighi-Niaki. 2023. Routledge Handbook of Climate Change Impacts on Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities. Routledge. ISBN 9781032412139

Reyes-García, Victoria, Rodrigo Cámara-Leret, Benjamin S. Halpern, Casey O’Hara, Delphine Renard, Noelia Zafra-Calvo, and Sandra Díaz. 2023. “Biocultural Vulnerability Exposes Threats of Culturally Important Species.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 120 (2): 2017.

Scheidel, Arnim, Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares, Anju Helen Bara, Daniela Del Bene, Dominique M. David-Chavez, Eleonora Fanari, Ibrahim Garba, et al. 2023. “Global Impacts of Extractive and Industrial Development Projects on Indigenous Peoples’ Lifeways, Lands, and Rights.” Science Advances 9 (23): eade9557.


Batumike, Rodrigue, Franklin Bulonvu, Gérard Imani, Desiré Akonkwa, Aimable Gahigi, Julia A. Klein, Rob Marchant, and Aida Cuni-Sanchez. 2022. “Climate Change and Hunter-Gatherers in Montane Eastern DR Congo.” Climate and Development 14 (5): 431–42.

Blanch-Ramirez, Joana, Laura Calvet-Mir, Laura Aceituno-Mata, and Petra Benyei. 2022. “Climate Change in the Catalan Pyrenees Intersects with Socioeconomic Factors to Shape Crop Diversity and Management.” Agronomy for Sustainable Development 42 (5).

Carmona, Rosario. 2022. “Resilience Requires Change: Assessing Pehuenche Responses to Climate Change Impacts in Southern Chile.” Environmental Justice 15 (3): 185–95.

Carmona, Rosario, Consuelo Biskupovic, and José Tomás Ibarra. 2022. “Respuestas Locales Para Una Crisis Global: Pueblos Indígenas, Sociedad Civil y Transdisciplina Para Enfrentar El Cambio Climático.” Antropologías Del Sur 9 (17): 81–101.

Estevo, Mariana de Oliveira, André Braga Junqueira, Victoria Reyes-García, and João Vitor Campos-Silva. 2022. “Understanding Multidirectional Climate Change Impacts on Local Livelihoods through the Lens of Local Ecological Knowledge: A Study in Western Amazonia.” Society and Natural Resources 0 (0): 1–18.

García-del-Amo, David, Cristina Gálvez-García, Irene Iniesta-Arandia, Javier Moreno-Ortiz, and Victoria Reyes-García. 2022. “Local Ecological Knowledge and the Sustainable Co-Management of Sierra Nevada Social-Ecological System.” In The Landscape of the Sierra Nevada. A Unique Laboratory of Global Processes in Spain., edited by Marc Oliva and Regino Zamora, 417. Springer Nature Switzerland.

Jungsberg, Leneisja, Lise Byskov Herslund, Kjell Nilsson, Shinan Wang, Soňa Tomaškovičová, Karl Madsen, Johanna Scheer, and Thomas Ingeman-Nielsen. 2022. “Adaptive Capacity to Manage Permafrost Degradation in Northwest Greenland.” Polar Geography 45 (1): 58–76.

Mallo, Miguel, Patrizia Ziveri, Sergio Rossi, and Victoria Reyes-García. 2022. “Local and Tourist Perceptions of Coastal Marine Habitats in Cap de Creus (NE Spain).” Regional Environmental Change 22 (2).

Mattalia, Giullia, Nataliya Stryamets, Agnes Balázsi, G. Molnár, Adrian Gliga, A. Pieroni, Renata Sõukand, and Victoria Reyes-García. 2022. “Hutsuls’ Perceptions of Forests and Uses of Forest Resource in Ukrainian and Romanian Bukovina.” International Forestry Review 24 (3): 393–410.

Miara, Mohamed Djamel, M. Negadi, Souhila Tabak, H. Bendif, W. Dahmani, Mohamed Ait Hammou, T. Sahnoun, Julie Snorek, Vincent Porcher, Victoria Reyes-García, and Irene Teixidor-Toneu. 2022. “Climate Change Impacts Can Be Differentially Perceived Across Time Scales: A Study Among the Tuareg of the Algerian Sahara.” GeoHealth 6 (11).

Miñarro, Sara, Samiya Selim, and Eric D. Galbraith. 2022. “Does Catching More Fish Increase the Subjective Well-Being of Fishers? Insights from Bangladesh.” Ambio 51 (7): 1673–86.

Pascual, Unai, Pamela D. McElwee, Sarah E. Diamond, Hien T. Ngo, Xuemei Bai, William W.L. Cheung, Michelle Lim, et al. 2022. “Governing for Transformative Change across the Biodiversity-Climate-Society Nexus.” BioScience 72 (7): 684–704.

Porcher, Vincent, Stéphanie M. Carrière, Sandrine Gallois, Herizo Randriambanona, Verohanitra M. Rafidison, and Victoria Reyes-García. 2022. “Growing up in the Betsileo Landscape: Children’s Wild Edible Plants Knowledge in Madagascar.” PLoS ONE 17 (2 February): 1–20.

Reyes-García, Victoria, Lorena Graf, André B. Junqueira, and Cristina Madrid. 2022. “Decarbonizing the Academic Sector: Lessons from an International Research Project.” Journal of Cleaner Production 368 (July).

Reyes-Garciá, Victoria, Adrien Tofighi-Niaki, Beau J. Austin, Petra Benyei, Finn Danielsen, Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares, Aditi Sharma, Ramin Soleymani-Fard, and Maria Tengö. 2022. “Data Sovereignty in Community-Based Environmental Monitoring: Toward Equitable Environmental Data Governance.” BioScience 72 (8): 714–17.

Reyes-García, Victoria, Julia Vieira Da Cunha Ávila, and Julián Caviedes. 2022. “Evidencias Locales Del Cambio Climático y Sus Impactos: Ejemplos Desde Sudamérica.” Antropologías Del Sur 9 (17): 103–20.

Schunko, Christoph, Xiaoyue Li, Benjamin Klappoth, Francesca Lesi, Vincent Porcher, Anna Porcuna-Ferrer, and Victoria Reyes-García. 2022. “Local Communities’ Perceptions of Wild Edible Plant and Mushroom Change: A Systematic Review.” Global Food Security 32 (December 2021): 100601.

Vieira da Cunha Ávila, Julia, Anderson Márcio Amaral, Angela May Steward, André Braga Junqueira, Gilton Mendes dos Santos, Tamara Ticktin, and Charles R. Clement. 2022. “Adaptations of Pre-Columbian Manioc Storage Techniques as Strategies to Adapt to Extreme Climatic Events in Amazonian Floodplains.” Human Ecology 50 (5): 851–61.


Babai, Daniel. 2021. “‘The Weather Is More Erratic, It Changes Quicker…’ Local Perceptions of Climate Change in the Eastern Carpathians.” In EthnoLore. Year Book of the Institute of Ethnography of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 283–315.

Babai, Dániel, Béla Jánó, and Zsolt Molnár. 2021. “In the Trap of Interacting Indirect and Direct Drivers: The Disintegration of Extensive, Traditional Grassland Management in Central and Eastern Europe.” Ecology and Society 26 (4).

Cunha Ávila, Julia Vieira Da, Charles R. Clement, André Braga Junqueira, Tamara Ticktin, and Angela May Steward. 2021. “Adaptive Management Strategies of Local Communities in Two Amazonian Floodplain Ecosystems in the Face of Extreme Climate Events.” Journal of Ethnobiology 41 (3): 409–26.

Jakovac, Catarina C., André B. Junqueira, Renato Crouzeilles, Marielos Peña-Claros, Rita C.G. Mesquita, and Frans Bongers. 2021. “The Role of Land-Use History in Driving Successional Pathways and Its Implications for the Restoration of Tropical Forests.” Biological Reviews 96 (4): 1114–34.

Junqueira, André Braga, Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares, Miquel Torrents-Ticó, Paul Lokono Haira, Job Guol Nasak, Daniel Burgas, Sara Fraixedas, Mar Cabeza, and Victoria Reyes-García. 2021. “Interactions between Climate Change and Infrastructure Projects in Changing Water Resources: An Ethnobiological Perspective from the Daasanach, Kenya.” Journal of Ethnobiology 41 (3): 331–48.

Labeyrie, Vanesse, Delphine Renard, Yildiz Aumeeruddy-Thomas, Petra Benyei, Sophie Caillon, Laura Calvet-Mir, Stéphanie M. Carrière, et al. 2021. “The Role of Crop Diversity in Climate Change Adaptation: Insights from Local Observations to Inform Decision Making in Agriculture.” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 51: 15–23.

Li, Xiaoyue, André Braga Junqueira, and Victoria Reyes-García. 2021. “At the Crossroad of Emergency: Ethnobiology, Climate Change, and Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities.” Journal of Ethnobiology 41 (3): 307–12.

Oluwatimilehin, Isaac Ayo, and Ayansina Ayanlade. 2021. “Agricultural Community-Based Impact Assessment and Farmers’ Perception of Climate Change in Selected Ecological Zones in Nigeria.” Agriculture and Food Security 10 (1): 1–17.

Reyes-García, Victoria, Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares, Yildiz Aumeeruddy-Thomas, Petra Benyei, Rainer W. Bussmann, Sara K. Diamond, David García-del-Amo, et al. 2021. “Recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities’ Rights and Agency in the Post-2020 Biodiversity Agenda.” Ambio 51 (1): 84–92.

Ruggieri, Faustine, Anna Porcuna-Ferrer, Alexandre Gaudin, Ndeye Fatou Faye, Victoria Reyes-García, and Vanesse Labeyrie. 2021. “Crop Diversity Management: Sereer Smallholders’ Response to Climatic Variability in Senegal.” Journal of Ethnobiology 41 (3): 389–408.

Schlingmann, Anna, Sonia Graham, Petra Benyei, Esteve Corbera, Irene Martinez Sanesteban, Andrea Marelle, Ramin Solemany-Fard, and Victoria Reyes-García. 2021. “Global Patterns of Adaptation to Climate Change by Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities. A Systematic Review.” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 51: 55–64.

Zhu, Dan, Eric D. Galbraith, Victoria Reyes-García, and Philippe Ciais. 2021. “Global Hunter-Gatherer Population Densities Constrained by Influence of Seasonality on Diet Composition.” Nature Ecology and Evolution 5 (11): 1536–45.


Ayanlade, Ayansina, Isaac Ayo Oluwatimilehin, Adeola A. Oladimeji, Godwin Atai, and Damilola T. Agbalajobi. 2020. “Climate Change Adaptation Options in Farming Communities of Selected Nigerian Ecological Zones.” African Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation, 1–17.

García-del-Amo, David, Peter Graham Mortyn, and Victoria Reyes-García. 2020. “Including Indigenous and Local Knowledge in Climate Research: An Assessment of the Opinion of Spanish Climate Change Researchers.” Climatic Change 160: 67–88.

Garteizgogeascoa, María, David García-del-Amo, and Victoria Reyes-García. 2020. “Using Proverbs to Study Local Perceptions of Climate Change: A Case Study in Sierra Nevada (Spain).” Regional Environmental Change 20 (2): 1–12.

Reyes-García, Victoria, Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares, David García-del- Amo, and Mar Cabeza. 2020. “Operationalizing Local Ecological Knowledge in Climate Change Research: Challenges and Opportunities of Citizen Science.” In Changing Climate, Changing Worlds, edited by Meredith Welch-Devine, Anne Sourdril, and Brian J. Burk, Ethnobiolo, 183–98. Springer International Publishing.


Reyes-García, V., David García-del-Amo, Petra Benyei, Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares, Konstantina Gravani, André B. Junqueira, Vanesse Labeyrie, Xiaoyue Li, Denise MS Matias, Alex McAlvay, Peter Graham Mortyn, Anna Porcuna-Ferrer, Anna Schlingmann, and Ramin Soleymani-Fard. 2019. “A Collaborative Approach to Bring Insights from Local Indicators of Climate Change Impacts into Global Climate Change Research.” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, no. 39: 1–8.

Policy relevant contributions

LICCI Consortium. 2023. The LICCI Policy Brief. Local Indicators of Climate Change Impacts Project

Orlove, Ben, Dawson, Neil, Sherpa, Pasang, Adelekan, Ibidun O., Alangui, Wilfredo, Carmona, Rosario, Coen, Deborah, Nelson, Melissa, Reyes-García, Victoria, Rubis, Jennifer, Sanago, Gideon and Wilson, Andrew. 2022. Intangible Cultural Heritage, Diverse Knowledge Systems and Climate Change. In: ICSM CHC White Paper I. UNSPECIFIED. ISBN 78-2-918086-71-0.

Lead Authors: Caroline Akachuku, Isabel Díaz-Reviriego, Takuya Furukawa, Edson Gandiwa, Lusine Margayan, Puaʿala Pascua, Jyothis Sathyapalan . Fellow: Vukan Lavadinović. Contributing Authors: Hélène Artaud, Håkon Aspøy, Ákos Avar, Dániel Babai, Tamatoa Bambridge, Hossein Barani, Elizabeth S. Barron, E.B. Uday Bhaskar Reddy, Anna Brietzke, Pablo Dominguez, Rosie Franco, Mike Gilby, Hyejin Kim, Lorena Jaramillo, Katie Kamelamela, Berit Köhler, Olve Krange, Emma Lee, Ulrika Lein, Stefan Liehr, Łukasz Łuczaj, Daniel Maghanjo Mwamidi, Sarah-Lan Mathez-Stiefel, Alexander Mawyer, Camille Mazé, Marion Mehring, Csaba Mészáros, Zsolt Molnár, Snehlata Nath, Mohanty Neha, Ivana Padierna, Frederic PerronWelch, Juan Gabriel Renom, Matthieu Salpeteur, Aibek Samakov, Lisa Sasaki, Engelbert Schramm , Krishnan Siddhartha, Håkon Stokland, Kim-Ly Thompson, Jiska van Dijk, Anita Varghese, Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen, Xiaoyue Li. 2022. “Diversity of Indigenous and local conceptualizations and perspectives on sustainable use.” Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) – Assessment of Sustainable Use of Wild Species, Chapter 2 Conceptualizing the sustainable use of wild species. 

Lead Authors: Indra Bhatt, Delphine Deryng, Aidan Farrell, Helen Gurney-Smith, Hui Ju, Salvador Lluch-Cota, Francisco Meza, Gerald Nelson, Henry Neufeldt, Philip Thornton. Contributing Authors: Almut Arneth, Guleid Artan, Ayansina Ayanlade, Ermias Aynkulu, Marta Baraibar, Manuel Barange, Mucahid Mustafa Bayrak, Göran Berndes, Jörn Birkmann, Luisa F. Cabeza, Donovan Campbell, Edwin Castellanos, William Cheung, Priscilla Claeys, Jennifer Clapp, Jofre Carnicer Cols, Annette Cowie, Verónica Crespo-Pérez, Vassilis Daioglou, Shouro Dasgupta, Deborah Delgado Pugley, Alice Favero, Jennifer Franco, Eranga Galappaththi, Amelie Gaudin, Adugna Gemeda, Patrick Gonzalez, Jack Heinemann, Kirstin Holsman, Joanna House, Ann Kingiri, Adrian Leip, Xiaoyue Li, Ana Maria Loboguerrero, Angelo Maggiore, Dianne Mayberry, Kathleen Miller, Christian Möllmann, Michael Morecroft, Kenneth Kemucie Mwangi, Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Christine Negra, Kari Marie Norgaard, Hanson Nyantakyi-Frimpong, Elizabeth A. Nyboer, Elena Ojea, Camille Parmesan, Gretta Pecl, Patricia Pinho, John Pinnegar, Julio C. Postigo, Bronwen Powell, Amy Quandt, MarieFanny Racault, Victoria Reyes-García, Marta Rivera-Ferre, Abubakr A.M. Salih, Arnim Scheidel, Anna Schlingmann, Matthew Schnurr, Rupert Seidl, Gudeta W. Sileshi, Pramod K. Singh, Raphael Slade, Pete Smith, Doris Soto, Elizabeth Sprout, M. Cristina Tirado-von der Pahlen, Jennifer Vanos, Hitomi Wakatsuki, Lewis Ziska, Robert Zougmoré. 2022. “Food, fiber and other services from managed ecosystems”. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC). 

Reyes-García, Victoria, Corbera, Esteve. 2021. Climate change impacts in the Mediterranean Basin. A social-ecological perspective. In Quitana, O, Socioeconomic impacts of climate change in the Mediterranean. IEMed Policy Study.

Labeyrie, Vanesse, Delphine Renard, Petra Benyei, André Braga Junqueira, Xiaoyue Li, Vincent Porcher, Anna Porcuna-Ferrer, Anna Schlingmann, Ramin Soleymani-Fard, and Victoria Reyes-García. 2020. “Protocol for the Collection of Cross-Cultural Comparative Data on Local Indicators of Climate Change Impacts on Crop Diversity Trends.” Figshare. Book.

Sharma, Aditi; Tofighi-Niaki, Adrien; Reyes-Garcia, Victoria. Policy Brief. Better Rights, Better Data: Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities’ recognition and participation in climate change policy. Local Indicators of Climate Change Impacts Observation Network, 1 December, 2020.

Miñarro, Sara, Petra Benyei, André braga Junqueira, Joao Campos-Silva, and Victoria Reyes-García. 2020. “Protocol for the Collection of Cross-Cultural Comparative Data on Local Indicators of Climate Change Impacts on Fisheries.” Figshare. Book.

Reyes-García, Victoria, David García del Amo, Petra Benyei, André B Junqueira, Vanesse Labeyrie, Xiaoyue Li, Anna Porcuna-Ferrer, Anna Schlingmann, Ramin Soleymani-Fard, and Vincent Porcher. 2020. “Protocol for the Collection of Cross- Cultural Comparative Data on Local Indicators of Climate Change Impacts.” Figshare. Book.

Master Theses and Ph.D. Dissertations

Blanch Ramírez, Joana. 2022. Perceived climate change impacts and adaptations in agroecosystems: A Case Study with High-Mountain farmers in Cardós Valley, Catalan Pyrenees. Master Thesis

Cruz Gispert, Albert. 2022. Indigenous and local knowledge, a local perspective of climate change impacts on biological Systems. Master Thesis

Chao, Ouerle. 2022. Faith, Reciprocity and Balance: A case study from Inner Mongolian Ovoo offering ritual and its contribution to climate change adaptation. Master Thesis

Levy, Laura. 2022. Percepciones locales de los impactos del cambio climático entre los agricultores de montaña de Sierra Nevada – España. Master Thesis

Estevo, Mariana de Oliveira 2021. The impacts of climate change on local communities in Amazonia: the perception of the riverine communities of the Juruá River. Master Thesis

Franco Martínez, Laura. 2021. Repensando el conocimiento agroecológico tradicional: la cultura de la pequeña pagesía y los saberes ancestrales, tradicionales y populares de las Muntanyes de Prades. Master Thesis

Fuchs, Anna. 2021. Indicators of local climate change impacts and local adaptation strategies of alpine communities in Eastern Tyrol, Austria. Master Thesis

García-del-Amo, David. 2021 Climate change indicators. A local perspective. Ph.D. Dissertation

Geffner Fuenmayor, Claudia. 2021. Artisanal fishers’ perceptions of climate and non-climate environmental. Master Thesis

Legatelois, Océane 2021. Fishers’ Ecological Knowledge and perception of drivers of change in the small-scale fishery of Barcelona. Master Thesis

Mattos, Júlia, 2021. Climate change threatens urban gardens’ ecosystem service provision. Insights from a Mediterranean case study. Master Thesis

Vázquez-Martínez, Leidy Mayra. 2021. Farmers’ perspectives on changes in milpa cropping systems in Oaxaca, Mexico. Master Thesis

Vieira da Cunha Ávila, Julia. 2021. Recuperação de agroecossistemas de várzea e paleovárzea amazônica no contexto das mudanças climáticas na região do médio solimões (Amazonas, Brasil). Master Thesis.

Arredondo Cereceda, María Victoria. 2020. The potential of local ecological knowledge as a proxy for the study of climate extremes: comparison between interviews and dendrochronological data. Master Thesis

Graf Perez de la Vega, Lorena. 2020. The carbon footprint of scientific activities: The LICCI project case study. Master Thesis

Garteizgogeascoa, María 2018. Using proverbs to study local perceptions of climate change: A case study in Sierra Nevada (Spain). Master Thesis

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The LICCI project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (ERC Consolidator Grant No 771056 LICCI)