Pretty Plants

Current Research

  • CWIS Anáhuac Knowledge System Study

    The purpose of this study is to decipher, and transcribe the Anáhuac Knowledge System of the Americas so that in certain cultural contexts we may be able to apply that knowledge to the explanation of… more >>
    Translation to Spanish available!
  • CWIS Food Security, FAO and the UNNWP

    The UN Food and Agriculture Organization authorized the establishment of the Committee on World Food Security which in turn asked it High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE)… more >>
  • Oolichan Crisis 2007

    The Oolichan fish once flourished along the Pacific Northwest from Alaska to British Columbia and as far south as Northern California. Their disappearance from our coastal streams during the last… more >>
  • The Taiwan Democracy Project (2007-2008)

    Seeks to empower the constructive formation of democratic institutions for the Paiwan, Taroko and Tsao Taiwanese indigenous tribes by conducting a comparative participatory action study of the… more >>
  • The American Indian Elder Caregiver Health Study (2004-2007)

    Designed to address health disparities of American Indians. Health disparities are "differences in the incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of diseases and other adverse health conditions that… more >>
  • The Pacific Northwest Oolichan Oil Project

    An ongoing CWIS project in which the nutritional and cultural value of the Oolichan (herring fish) is explored. Oolichan oil has, for untold centuries, been one of the most valuable commodities of a… more >>
  • The Fourth World Atlas Project

    An continuing research effort coordinated by Dr. Richard A. Griggs. The project focuses on the documentation of the social, economic, political and territorial characteristics of the worlds surviving… more >>
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