The Equator Initiative works in close collaboration with a number of universities and research institutions to investigate and examine different aspects of the Equator Initiative's work and the activities of grassroots organizations engaged in biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction.
Current and past research partners include: Columbia University; International Development Research Centre (IDRC); International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government; University of Manitoba; York University; Schulich School of Business; Ecoagriculture Partners; GEF-Small Grants Programme (SGP); World Resources Institute; United Nations University; Secretariat to the Convention on Biological Diversity; and Fordham University.
Below is a collection of research papers and publications developed on Equator Prize winners and the Equator Initiative in collaboration with our partners:
- Lessons from the Equator Initiative: Institutional Linkages, Approaches to Public Participation, and Social-Ecological Resilience for Pastoralists in Northern Kenya. Kenya: Pastoralist Integrated Support Program (PISP) Case Study,
(L. Robinson and F. Berkes)
- Lessons from the Equator Initiative: Common Property Perspectives for Community-Based Conservation in Southern Africa and Namibia.
The Torra Conservancy Case Study, (A. Hoole and F. Berkes)
- Lessons from the Equator Initiative: An Analysis of Partnerships and Cross-Scale Institutional Linkages in Forestry/Agro-Forestry Related Case Studies, (T. Adhikari)
- Lessons from the Equator Initiative: the Community-Based Enterprise of Nuevo San Juan, Mexico, (A. Orozco and F. Berkes/Davidson-Hunt)
- Lessons Learned from the Equator Initiative: Community-based Management. Pred Nai Community Forestry Group in the Mangroves of Southeast Thailand Case Study, (J. Senyk and F. Berkes)
- Lessons from the Equator Initiative: The Casa Matsiguenka Community-Based Ecotourism Lodge Case Study, (J. Herrera and S. Frohlick)
- Lessons from the Equator Initiative: Community-based Management of the Port Honduras Marine Reserve, Belize Case Study, (D. Fernandes and F. Berkes)
- Lessons from Community Self-Organization and Cross-Scale Linkages in Four Equator Initiative Projects (F. Berkes and C.S. Seixas)
- Development and Conservation: Indigenous Businesses and the UNDP Equator Initiative (F. Berkes and T. Adhikari)
- Learning and Innovation in Commons Management: Cases from African Communities (V. Timmer, D. Timmer, E. Asaah, E. Barrow and F. Jiwa)
- Lessons from the Equator Initiative: Honey Care Africa's beekeeping in rural Kenya Case Study, (S.Maurice and J. Sinclair)
- Lessons from the Equator Initiative: Brazil, Cananéia Oyster Producers’ Cooperative Case Study, (D. Medeiros and E. Haque)
- Lessons from the Equator Initiative: Rural Commune’s Medicinal Plant Conservation Center, Pune, India (S. Shukla and J.S. Gardner/J. Sinclair)
- Lessons from the Equator Initiative: Community-based Arapaima conservation in the North Rupununi, Guyana (D. Fernandes and F. Berkes)
- Breaking down fences: Recoupling social–ecological systems for biodiversity
conservation in Namibia (Arthur Hoole, Fikret Berkes)
- Role of linkages and diversity of partnerships in a Mexican community-based forest enterprise (Alejandra Orozco-Quintero and Fikret Berkes)
- Community-based enterprises: the significance of partnerships and institutional linkages (Cristiana Simão Seixas and Fikret Berkes)
- Community-based enterprises and the commons: the case of San Juan Nuevo Parangaricutiro, Mexico (Alejandra Orozco-Quintero and Fikret Berkes)