Case Studies of Social-Ecological Systems

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Community-based drinking water governance regimes in Čadrg

Case
Čadrg is a scattered mountain village in the southern part of the Western Julian Alps in western Slovenia. It belongs to the Municipality of Tolmin, which is characterized by its position near the border, its inaccessibility, being demographically threatened, and a peripheral location. Čadrg has forty-five permanent residents, and its high percentage of young residents means it is one of the few mountain villages in the municipality with good prospects for the future.The village community has...
09 Jun 2017

Computer Modeling of the Immune System Reconstruction after Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation

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Attention is focused on the immune system reconstruction and the process of production of T- and B- lymphocytes and natural killer (NK) cells after autologous haematopoietic stem cells transplantation (HSCT). The mathematical model for leukopoiesis proposed in Periodic oscillations in leukopoiesis models with two delays is used as an initial point for investigations. HSCs in bone marrow are presented as two descrite groups: proliferating cell and non-proliferating (quiescent) cells. Quiescent...
03 Oct 2016

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

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09 Aug 2016

Coqueiral Raft Fishery, Brazil

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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

Cowes Harbor Port Authority: Multi-use CPR with Oyster Fishery, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

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Cowes Harbor is a part of the Medina Estuary at the mouth of the River Medina where it enters The Solent, a 5km wide channel between the northern most point of the Isle of Wight and the English mainland in the United Kingdom. The case study discusses the institutional arrangements conducted by the Cowes Harbor Commission (CHC) over approximately one hundred years of operation (1897 – 1997). Multiple uses take place in the harbor which are overseen by the CHC, including shipping, transportation...
09 Aug 2016

Deh Salm Irrigation System

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The case of Deh Salm Irrigation takes place in the village of Deh Salm, 100 km west of Neh, the southernmost administrative center of the province of Khorasan in eastern Iran. The resource appropriated from Deh Salm Irrigation is water for irrigation and domestic uses (e.g. general washing purposes). At the beginning of the period, there was an extreme shortage of biological and physical resources withdrawn compared to the number of units available. Cultivators of this irrigation system were...
09 Aug 2016

Deulgaon forest community, Gadchiroli district, Maharashtra, India

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The Deulgaon forest community is located approximately 18 km from the town of Dhanora in the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, India.  It encompasses a geographical area of 718.48 ha of which 601.37 ha are community forest.  The case study involves an undetermined snapshot in time and catalogues an action situation involving 173 community members organized in 33 households which are dependent on the forest for fuelwood, fodder, timber, and wildlife resources.  Timber and forest...
09 Aug 2016

Dhap Kulo, Dhap Village, Thamalangtar Dhap Village Panchayat, Sindhupalchok District, Nepal

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This case is part of the original Nepal Irrigation Institutions and Systems (NIIS) database developed in the 1980's by a team of researchers under the direction of Dr. Elinor Ostrom at Indiana University. In addition, this case is also part of a longitudinal study that has repeatedly investigated 19 farmer-managed irrigation systems (FMIS) in the Indrawati River Basin that participated in an innovative intervention designed to improve irrigation performance not only by improving physical...
09 Aug 2016

Diaz Ordaz Small-Scale Irrigation System

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The town of Diaz Ordaz is located in the Tlacolula wing in the Oaxaca Valley, Mexico, and the resource appropiated is water for irrigation. The irrigation system is divided into numerous subunits called tramos, which localize labor mobilization for infrastruture provision. The system alternates between riparian and prior appropriation rights for water according to the discretion of an elected official. The source author hypothesizes that water scarcity during the moisture-sensitive period of...
09 Aug 2016

Does the U.S. Farm Bill Help Farmers' Markets Feed the Poor?

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Food justice advocates increasingly turn to farmers' markets to alleviate poor nutrition among underserved communities in the United States. In addition, farmers markets serve to create new farms and food businesses, create activity in downtowns and neighborhoods, and offer a local and distributed alternative to an increasingly concentrated and vulnerable food and grocery distribution system. The U.S. Department of Agriculture 2008 Farm Bill recognizes the importance of farmers' markets for the...
09 Aug 2016

Dovan Swar Ko Kulo (Dobhan Swar Kulo), Thamalangtar Dhap Village Panchayat, Sindhupalchok District, Nepal

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This case is part of the original Nepal Irrigation Institutions and Systems (NIIS) database developed in the 1980's by a team of researchers under the direction of Dr. Elinor Ostrom at Indiana University. In addition, this case is also part of a longitudinal study that has repeatedly investigated 19 farmer-managed irrigation systems (FMIS) in the Indrawati River Basin that participated in an innovative intervention designed to improve irrigation performance not only by improving physical...
09 Aug 2016

Dynamics of coupled population in an open, three-trophic-level system

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The investigated stream system, which consists of three-coupled populations (benthic algae, grazers, and predators), is modeled as a fixed region of space(e.g., stream reach) and over a limited period of time.  The time scale allows for growth of primary producers (algae), but not for reproduction of grazers and predators.  The system is open, allowing immigrations and emmigrations.  Immigration at all trophic levels is assumed to be governed by external factors and to be...
09 Oct 2016

Ebibara Shrimp Fishing Ground

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The original case substituted all real names with pseudonyms. The fishing community of Ebibara is a crowded section in the city of Utsumi-shi. The original study, which was published in 1968, catalogues approximately 300 fishermen in the community; the resource unit is shrimp. All fishermen belong to the local fishing co-op, which has proprietor rights to nearby fishing grounds explicitly granted by the Japanese government. The government also regulates types of fishing gear. Illegal...
09 Aug 2016

Efficacy of consultation procedure as conflict management tool in northern Sweden

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This forest resource is located in northern Sweden and is used by two different user groups. The case study involves a snapshot in time and catalogues an action situation involving the native Sámi and their reindeer herding communities, and private logging compaines. The Swedish parliament mandated that consultation meetings be held between a logging company and the effected Sámi group before forest logging commence, in an attempt to mitigate conflict. The institutional analysis document...
09 Aug 2016

El Mujarilin irrigation system

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The El Mujarilin Irrigation System is located in Daghara nahiya, Diwaniya Province, Iraq. The resource appropriated related to the social dilemma is water for irrigation diverted through canals but mainly from one off-take of the Hurriyya canal, which has been named El Khurays. The original case was reported in 1970 but field was done between 1956 and 1958, and catalogues an action situation involving 85 resource users. At the beginning of the study, there was a moderate shortage of biological...
09 Aug 2016