Research Projects


Global and local

IHOPE is a global community of researchers who share a strong interest in both the past and the future of our species and planet Earth. From Global scale analyses in the research theme the foundation of IHOPE is the research projects and the high resolution regional and local case studies exploring past and present interactions between humans-nature and its relevance for sustainability in the present.

With a long-term, human-scale, and place-based perspective, the Integrated History and Future of People on Earth is an international community of researchers and research projects. Working closely with citizen scientists and communities, our projects link local to global scales. We facilitate pragmatic, sustainable, and ethical management strategies; and grow expertise to manage the future of landscapes and regions.


Picture from Stephan Barthell