Case Studies of Social-Ecological Systems

Title
Type

Arembepe Coastal Fishery, Brazil

Case
Arembepe, a village in the north-central Brazil and capital of the state of Bahia, is located to the north of the city of Salvador on the Atlantic coast. The original case, which spans from 1962 to 1964, catalogues a population of 181 fishermen in the village. A variety of fish are appropriated from the Arembepe Fishery, mainly depending on the season. Few of the most commonly caught fish species are badejo, dentão, carnapú, and olho de boi. The rule that regulates temporary access to fishing...
09 Aug 2016

Coqueiral Raft Fishery, Brazil

Case
Coqueiral is a coastal community located in the Guaiamu county in the state of Alagoas, in northeast Brazil. The original study, which was carried out in 1965, catalogued approximately 85 active fishermen. The resource units are a range of coastal fishes that vary depending on seasonal migration of fish species and type of rafts. Few commonly caught fish species are bagre (Tachysurus sp.) or catfish, barbudo (Polynemus virginicus), and mackerel. Majority of fishermen alternate between fishing...
09 Aug 2016

Jambudwip Marine Fishery, India

Case
Jambudwip, an island in the Bay of Bengal, is located about 7 miles to the southwest of Bakkhali in the South 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal, India. The original case, which spans from 1967-1968, catalogues an action situation involving approximately 243 fishermen in the village; the resource unit are demersal and midwater fish species. The boundary is based on traditional use and technology limitations. Two distinct types of institutional arrangements exist among the...
09 Aug 2016

The Evolution of Social Norms in Common Property Resource Use

Case
This is a placeholder case for the model for the same name. Please revise case information to reflect the case study represented in the model.
09 Aug 2016

Regime shifts in a socio-ecological model of farmland abandonment

Case
This is a placeholder case for the model for the same name. Please revise case information to reflect the case study represented in the model.
09 Aug 2016

The coupled dynamics of human socio-economic choice and lake water system: the interaction of two sources of nonlinearity

Case
This is a placeholder case for the model for the same name. Please revise case information to reflect the case study represented in the model.
09 Aug 2016

Conflict between groups of players in coupled socio-economic and ecological dynamics

Case
This is a placeholder case for the model for the same name. Please revise case information to reflect the case study represented in the model.
09 Aug 2016

Paradox of marine protected areas: suppression of fishing may cause species loss

Case
This is a placeholder case for the model for the same name. Please revise case information to reflect the case study represented in the model.
09 Aug 2016

Artisanal green turtle fishery in eastern (Caribbean) Nicaragua

Case
The artisanal green turtle fishery is operated by the indigenous Miskito along Nicaragua's eastern (Caribbean) coast between the city of Bluefields in the south and Puerto Cabezas in the north.  The original case study focused on the village of Tasbapauni which is located approximately 40 miles north of the capital Bluefields on a narrow beach separating Pearl Lagoon from the ocean.  The initial report covers a time period from approximately 1968 to 1969, as well as part of 1971, and...
09 Aug 2016

Fermeuse Cod and Salmon Fishery, Newfoundland, Canada

Case
Fermeuse is an inshore fishing community that is located on the southern shore of Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula, the island's eastern-most coastline. The original study, which was carried out in 1972, catalogues an action situation involving approcimately 56 fishermen and 24 fishing units or boats and crew; the resource units are cod and salmon. Allocation of fishing spots depends on the season. The commonly used allocation processes are "first-in-time, first-in-right", lottery, and division...
09 Aug 2016

Perupok Coastal Fishery, Malaysia

Case
Perupok is a fishing village in the Bachok district, located on the Kelantan coast of Malaysia. The original study, which was carried out in 1963, catalogues approximately 307 fishermen in the village; the main resource units are jewfish, herring, sea-bream, prawns, mackerel, and anchovy. The fishing community is well structured, fishing activities are well-planned based on the seasons, and the roles of fishing crew and dealers are well-defined. This case study is part of the original Common-...
09 Aug 2016

Valenca Canoe Fishery

Case
The port of Valenca, which is popular for its canoe-fishing tradition, is located on the Una River, about 60 miles down the coast from Salvador in the state of Bahia, in the northeastern part of Brazil on the Atlantic coast. The original case spans from 1970-1971; the resource units are demersal and pelagic fish species. The introduction of nylon nets by the Brazil government in 1960 gave entry to non-fishing entrepreneurs who hired inexperienced fishers to fish. This new group of fishers...
09 Aug 2016

Tourists and traditional divers in a common fishing ground

Case
This is a placeholder case for the model for the same name. Please revise case information to reflect the case study represented in the model.
09 Aug 2016

Subtle global bifurcation with dramatic ecological consequences in a simple population model

Case
This is a placeholder case for the model for the same name. Please revise case information to reflect the case study represented in the model.
09 Aug 2016

The inevitability of surprise in agroecosystems

Case
This is a placeholder case for the model for the same name. Please revise case information to reflect the case study represented in the model.
09 Aug 2016