what we are studying

ABIDE investigates the experiences of nonhuman animals of catastrophic fires, in three countries: Australia, Brazil and Portugal. It unfolds through four phases or research stages:

EXPLORING the narratives of animals in disasters, in policy documents and the media.

OBSERVING how animals are recovering, through multispecies ethnography and geographic mapping.

STORYING and reconstituting multispecies and animals' biographies of post-disaster landscapes - what we call zoegraphies of disaster. Includes a literary artistic residency.

ENGAGING with multilevel stakeholders to co-produce and test our pilot in multispecies governance of disasters.

countries and regions

ABIDE follows the trace of animals in the aftermath of disasters, in three countries: Australia, Brazil and Portugal. In each country, one particular contact zone was selected. Here, we engage with the local and/or indigenous communities, fully acknowledging ancient ways of engaging with the more-than-human worlds.

Australia
New South Wales 

Brazil
 Cerrado

Portugal
Serra da Estrela

dimensions

NARRATIVES
OF DISASTER

ANIMALS
AND RECOVERY

TRACKING 
ANIMALS

ZOEGRAPHIES
OF DISASTER

MULTISPECIES
GOVERNANCE

 to bring the wisdom and experience of animals to the forefront of disasters’ knowledge and governance

Funded by the European Union (ERC, ABIDE, nº 101043231). Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Council Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.