We lead projects at global, regional, national, and local scales
- We identify emerging trends and major gaps for which innovative science can provide solutions.
- We partner with communities, government agencies, NGOs, and scientists from diverse disciplines.
- We obtain funding from research foundations, government agencies, and international research institutes.
- We develop and use novel quantitative and qualitative research methods.
- We produce results that help build resilience to complex environmental and social challenges.
- We promote open science by sharing our methods and results transparently.
- We communicate our results in diverse ways to reach relevant stakeholders.
We work within 4 broad themes
Diversity, Inclusion, & Governance
Michael Gavin led an international working group in the development of principles for just and effective biocultural conservation linked to the Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature
Related projects include:
Understanding Origins of Diversity
Michael Gavin leads two international, interdisciplinary working groups funded by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, the National Science Foundation, and the Max Planck Institute.
These groups synthesize methods, data, and theory from diverse disciplines to examine the geography and evolution of cultural and linguistic diversity.