The Herring School and the Clam Garden Network

The Herring School and the Clam Garden Network brings together people from Indigenous and academic communities, and a variety of government and non-governmental organizations who are passionate about two of the cultural keystone species of Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest: Pacific herring and clams.

vouliagmeni-bay-and-gialova-lagoon-in-messenia-swpeloponneseDomesticated Landscapes of the Peloponnese (DoLP)

Domesticated Landscapes of the Peloponnese (DoLP) integrates archaeological, historical, environmental and climatological perspectives in a comparative study of human-environment interaction in the variegated landscapes of the Peloponnese from Neolithic to Roman times.

Long-term Sustainability through Place-Based, Small-Scale Economies: Approaches from Historical Ecology

This project examines the importance of place-based, small-scale economies.  Archaeological, ethnohistorical, and paleoenvironmental studies test our hypothesis that community sustainability has been directly linked to community scale and food diversity.


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The partnership between the White Mountain Apache Tribe and the Fort Apache Heritage Foundation is enhancing and expanding self-sufficiency, self-determination, self-representation, self-governance, and peer recognition through sovereignty-driven research, training, and conservation.


MEditerranean MOuntainous LAndscape in Europe (MEMOLA)

MEMOLA project focuses on the study of four MEditerranean MOuntainous LAndscape in Europe: Sierra Nevada (Spain), Vjosa Valley (Albania), Trapani Mountains and Colli Euganei (Italy).

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Sustainable Chinese agriculture

This interdisciplinary research programme draws together scientists from mainly the UK and China with the aim of assessing the sustainability of modern agriculture across China through understanding its regional social-ecological dynamics.

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The HERCULES project strives for the empowerment of public and private actors to protect, manage, and plan for sustainable landscapes at local, national, and Pan-European scales


Circumpolar Networks

A major cross-cutting research initiative of the North Atlantic Biocultural Organizaton (NABO),  Global Human Ecodynamics Alliance (GHEA) and the Nordic Network for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies (NIES).


The Southwest

The Southwest Case in IHOPE is a product of research by the Long-term Vulnerability and Transformation Project (LTVTP), based at Arizona State University and involving involves researchers from many institutions.

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The Urban Mind: Cultural and Environmental Dynamics

This project undertakes the long-term study of urban resilience across the world – from the development of urbanism 10,000 years ago until modern times.


Yucatan Maya – tropical sustainability from an ancient context

Drawing on the collaboration of several archaeologists, paleogeographers, ecologists, and computational modelers, a consortium of scientists is reexamining the Central American Maya Lowlands–the 250,000 km2 of the Yucatan Peninsula–from the rise of Maya complex society to its demise (400 BCE-900 CE).



This research presents a method to identify candidate features of a resilient versus vulnerable social-ecological system, and employs complex systems science, using computer simulation to explore this topic using the ancient Maya as an example.