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CICADA Collaborators
Name Institution Discipline Research Focus
Jon Altman Australian National University RegNet: School of Regulation and Global Governance Social justice, economic development, indigenous policy, indigenous participation in global economy, commercial fishing, indigenous customary economy, land rights and title, indigenous land and sea management, aboriginal peoples of Australia.
David George Anderson University of Aberdeen Anthropology Ecological anthropology, indigenous resource rights, environmental archaeology,  human-animal relations, political anthropology, landscape studies, ethnohistory, archaeology, cross-cultural ideas of health, northwestern Canada, indigenous peoples of Siberia.
Caroline Archambault Utrecht University Geosciences Socio-cultural anthropology, development, demography, education, childhood, gender studies, migration, impact assessments, pastoralism, informal settlements, Sub-Saharan Africa.
Hugo Asselin Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) Department of
Social Science
Applied forest ecology, paleoecology, climate change, indigenous forestry, biology, ecology, indigenous issues, mining, sustainable resource management.
José Aylwin Universidad Austral de Chile (UACH) Law Indigenous law and legislation, indigenous rights, legal pluralism, human rights, ethnicity and intercultural relations, land claims, Latin America, Chile, Mapuche.
Elena Bennett McGill University Natural Resource
Landscape studies, ecosystems, agriculture, sustainable resource management, human impacts on biogeochemical cycles, human perturbation of ecosystem processes, land use analysis, limnology, urban ecology.
Jessica Black Heritage University Indigenous Health, Culture & Environment Her most recent projects involve researching sustainable agricultural practices for water stressed agricultural regions in the Pacific Northwest. She is also active in studying the nitrate contamination of the groundwater in the Lower Yakima Valley.
Mario Blaser Memorial University of Newfoundland Aboriginal Studies/
Indigenous knowledges and Western science in conservation and development projects, indigenous political mobilization, ontological politics, Yshiro of Paraguay, Innu of Labrador.
Colin Chapman McGill University Environmental
Conservation biology, primate behavioral ecology, tropical forest regeneration, freshwater fish ecology, plant phenology and distributions, Africa, Uganda.
Philip Dearden University of Victoria Natural Resources
Parks and protected areas, incentive-based community conservation, marine, Tanzania, Ghana, Southeast Asia.
Jackson Efitre Makerere University Biological sciences Limnology, freshwater conservation, fisheries management, marine biology, zoology, climate change, capacity building.
Christina Gabbert Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Integration and
Conflict resolution, conflict and gender, peace studies, cultural identity, innovation and cultural change, pastoralism, global markets, land use, development, visual anthropology, oral history, northeast Africa, Arbore of the South Omo region, Ethiopia.
Rebecca Hardin University of Michigan Anthropology Human/wildlife interactions; social and environmental change related to wildlife management, tourism, logging, and mining in equatorial Africa; environmental justice; global health
Andrew Hendry McGill University Redpath Museum Contemporary evolution, ecological speciation, adaptive radiation, gene flow, dispersal, natural selection, marine environments, freshwater.
Thora Herrmann Université de Montréal Geography Climate change, human ecology, cultures and traditions of indigenous peoples in the subarctic and arctic regions, endangered species, biological, ecological and socio-cultural conservation, Naskapi Innu.
Timothy Ingold University of Aberdeen Anthropology Environment and identity, reindeer herding and husbandry, rural economy, agriculture, migration and rural depopulation, displacement and resettlement, hunter-gatherer and pastoral societies, human-animal relations, Finland, Lapland, northern circumpolar region, Sami.
Jochen Jaeger Concordia University Geography Environmental dynamics, ecological modelling, environmental impact assessments, landscape restoration, nature-population relation, landscape ecology and connectivity, sustainable development.
Timothy Allan Johns McGill University Dietetics and Human Nutrition Agrobiodiversity, ethnobotany, ethnopharmacology, food security, indigenous health, dynamics of social transformations, ecohealth, Canada, Sub-Saharan Africa.
Steven Jordan McGill University Integrated Studies in Education Participatory action research, indigenous education, informal learning, gender, migration, Crees of northern Quebec.
Charis Kamphuis Thompson Rivers University Law Transnational resource extraction, Indigenous peoples’ rights, human rights defenders, Latin America, international law, corporate accountability, Canadian economic diplomacy, Canadian extra-territorial responsibility
Justin Kenrick Forest Peoples Programme Anthropology Forest peoples in Africa; Ogiek; Sengwer; land reform; restoration of the commons
Ashish Kothari Kalpavriksh Environment, Development alternatives Alternatives to development, Direct democracy, Conservation and biodiversity policy, Community rights and autonomy.
Julie Lahn Australia National University Centre for
Economic Policy
Morality, economics and sociality, aspiration, class and social mobility, cultures of work, urban indigeneity, indigenous development, social policy, gambling, repatriation, Native title and land rights, museum collecting, Torres Strait, Southeast Aboriginal Australia.
Carole Lévesque Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) Urbanization,
Culture and
Cultural technology, education, oral tradition, nutrition, social change, community integration, urban areas, sustainable development, political autonomy, governance, modernity, knowledge mobilization, knowledge society, Cree, Inuit, Naskapi Innu.
Edward Loure University Dar es Salaam Ujamaa-Community Resource Team Environmental and social justice, resource management, capacity building, ecological sustainability, rural economies, biological diversity, landscape studies, Tanzania.
Marc Mazerolle Laval University Forestry Conservation biology, estimation of demographic parameters, statistics
Stéphane McLachlan University of Manitoba Environmental Conservation Risk and adaptation, alternative food systems, food justice, environmental justice, environmental health, participatory video, participatory research, conservation and restoration, and traditional knowledge
Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez McGill University Dietetics and Human Nutrition Food insecurity, hunger, poverty, malnutrition, public health, Latin America.
Charles Menzies University of British Columbia (UBC) Anthropology Anthropological film, natural resource management, political economy, maritime anthropology, archaeology, political economy of social struggle, Western Europe, Coastal British Columbia.
Terry Mitchell Laurier University Community Psychology Intercultural communication; indigenous rights and Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC); community-engaged research
Marama Muru-Lanning University of Auckland Anthropology Cultural specificity of iwi-Māori and their unique sense of place and belonging in New-Zealand; water, environment and indigenous engagement; robotics and infrastructure
Christine Noe University Dar es Salaam Geography Human geography, political economy, tourism, spatiality, conservation, land use.
Catherine Nolin University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) Geography Social and legal geographies, immigration, forced migration, transnationalism, transnational solidarity, state-sponsored violence, social justice, indigenous rights, Guatemala, Mexico, Canada.
Ciaran O’Faircheallaigh Griffith University Government and
Interactions of large resource corporations with governments and communities, public policy, negotiation, impact assessment, corporate social responsibility, aboriginal peoples of  Australia.
Neema Pathak-Broome Kalpavriksh Environmental Science Wildlife management, conservation governance, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCAs)
Catherine Potvin McGill University Biology Tropical forest ecology and conservation, species conservation, global carbon cycle, climate change, land use, forest protection, Panama.
Aili Pyhälä University of Helsinki, Faculty of Social Sciences; ICCA Consortium Environmental Sciences; Critical Development Studies Sustainable livelihoods; governance; Indigenous knowledge and rights; local communities and protected areas; decolonization and decentralization; cross-cultural perceptions of happiness and wellbeing; permaculture.
Nicholas Reo Dartmouth College Native American and Environmental Studies Indigenous knowledge and ecological stewardship on Indigenous lands.
François Roch Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) Legal sciences Public international law, international law and development, international organizations law, foreign direct investment, peaceful resolution of international conflicts, bi-disciplinary methodology.
Thierry Rodon Université Laval Political Science Northern political development, Inuit governance, indigenous education, qualitative research, joint management of natural resources, sustainable development, Nunavut, Nunavik, European Nordic countries.
Iokiñe Rodríguez School of International Development (DEV). University of East Anglia Sociology Environmental conflict transformation in Latin America using participatory action-research. Cultural revitalization, local history, indigenous environmental knowledge, environmental justice, equity and intercultural dialogue.
Maria Sapignoli Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Anthropology Legal anthropology, national and international institutions, human rights, global governance, social movements, indigenous peoples, environment and conservation
Günther Schlee Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Integration and
Identity and difference, changes of alliances, kinship and friendship, Germany, Sudan, South Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Somaliland.
Christa Scholtz McGill University Political Science Indigenous policy and politics, comparative politics, Canadian politics, Canadian and comparative federalism, Canadian constitutionalism
Rachel Sieder Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS) Anthropology Indigenous law, juridification of resource conflicts, legal pluralism, applied legal anthropology, state and violence, Mexico.
Evodia Silva Universidad Veracruzana Centre for Tropical
Sustainability, environmental governance, adult education, rural development, cultural and natural heritage, cultural and biodiversity, urban-rural sociology, Mexico.
Hussein Sosovele University Dar es Salaam Resource
Tourism development, sustainable development, biofuels, environmental and wildlife policy implementation, natural resources, governance.
Stan Stevens University of Massachusetts Geoscience Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Conserved Areas (ICCAs), Sherpa territory of Khumbu
Leah Temper McGill University; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Environmental History and Ecological Economics Ecological conflicts, social metabolism, conflicts related to land use, mining and energy
Brian Thom University of Victoria Anthropology Indigenous rights and governance, park and heritage collaboration and co-management, indigenous property systems, Coast Salish, British Columbia.
Dale Turner University of Toronto Political Science Social and political philosophy, philosophy of law, early modern political philosophy, indigenous philosophy, federal aboriginal law and policy, Canada, United States.
Karine Vanthuyne University of Ottawa Sociology and
Political and medical anthropology, violence and conflict, memory and identity, indigenous movements, decolonization struggles, ecotourism, Crees of northern Quebec, Mayans of Guatemala.
Gro Ween University of Oslo Cultural History
Land rights, political processes, natural resource management, cultural heritage, world heritage, national and international management of nature and culture, connections between intervening nature knowledges, self-determination, aboriginal peoples of Australia, Sami of Norway, Yupic of Alaska.
David Western University of California, San Diego and University of Minnesota; African Conservation Centre (Kenya) Biology Interactions and coexistence of humans and wildlife, conservation solutions, savanna ecosystems, climate change, Kenya.
Clint Westman University of Saskatchewan Anthropology Cultural politics of energy, impacts and processes concerning Indigenous peoples in northern Alberta’s energy sector, impacts on habitats and modes of living
Robert Wishart University of Aberdeen Anthropology Oral history, identity, colonial wildlife management regimes, continuities in hunting traditions, ethnohistory, landscape, cultural maintenance, constructions of the environment, Scottish fur traders, Gwich’in and Ojibwe of subarctic Canada.

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