Reindeer Photo: Bård-Jørgen Bårdsen.


The Erosion of Cooperative Networks and the Evolution of Social Hierarchies: A Comparative Approach (HIERARCHIES) is an international research project.

The main purpose is to investigate how privatization of former joint grazing affects social organization among Sami reindeer husbandry practitioners in Norway and Tibetan pastoralists on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau in China.

The project is headed by NIKU’s High North office with Marius Warg Næss as project manager.

Other partners in the project are NINA Tromsø (Norway), University College London (United Kingdom), Sweden’s Agricultural University (Sweden) and Norway’s Environmental and Life Sciences University (Norway).

Read more about HIERARCHIES on the project website

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