Welcome to our new blog, devoted to Cultural Models of Nature Across Cultures, a project that has been funded by the National Science Foundation. This webpage has been created to share the results of the project.
We are excited to have you here to be able to talk about our project. We think the results might help people working in areas related to climate change, to help them better understand how primary food producers think about what is happening to their environment and what they should do about it.
We have chosen to study food producers because they interact with the natural world on a daily basis. But did you know that not all people understand the relationships between plants, animals, the physical environment, weather, humans, and the supernatural in the same way? What we found out is interesting and may be useful.
Please bear with us as we get the site up and running. With so many researchers involved, we have a lot of cool stuff to gather up in one place. In the coming weeks, we'll be adding descriptions of each field site with photos and videos, some of our working hypotheses, and how we did the research. We'll also let you know what is coming in the final phase of the research. Fingers crossed that the project is funded to completion.
In the meantime, please feel free to leave any comments or questions you might have about the research project, and we will address them as promptly and completely as we can.