Case Studies of Social-Ecological Systems

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Tourists and traditional divers in a common fishing ground

Case
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09 Aug 2016

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

Case
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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

Institutional features of fishery catch shares

Case
Catch shares are becoming an increasingly common mechanism to manage fishery harvests.  This case represents an analysis of the general institutional features of catch shares.  
09 Aug 2016

The application of commons theory on marine resource management

Case
This case was part of a study to determine whether the institutional design principles of Ostrom were, in fact, related to "governance success" by Cox et al.  In that analysis, this case was not included in the end.  
09 Aug 2016

Sabi Sand Game Preserve, South Africa

Case
This case was part of a study to determine whether the institutional design principles of Ostrom were, in fact, related to "governance success" by Cox et al.  In that analysis, this case was classified as a success.
09 Aug 2016

Rural coastal fishing community, south of Mombasa, Kenya

Case
The fishing community contained in this case study is located approximately 50 km south of the city of Mombasa on the coast of Kenya, outside of the Diani/Chale National Marine Park and Reserve. The village has an estimated 1000 inhabitants in approximately 200 households. Approximately 44% of the households in the community are directly involved in fishery extraction and the community is considered economically dependent on the marine fishery. The original case study authors focused on social...
09 Aug 2016

Baccalaos Cove Cod Fishery, Canada

Case
The fishing community, Baccalaos Cove, is located in the Placentia Bay on the eastern shore of the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland, in the eastern part of Canada on the Atlantic coast. The original case, which spans from 1977-1979, catalogues an action situation of approximately 300 fishermen; the resource unit is cod. Depending on the season, different allocation techniques are used for assigning fishing spots; lottery system in summers and "first-in-time, first-in-right" process in the fall....
09 Aug 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

Chiguana Fishery, Venezuela

Case
Chiguana is a small Venezuelan community on lower end of the Gulf of Cariaco, on the northern shore. The original study, which was carried out in 1971, catalogues an action situation with approximately 343 residents. At the time of the original case, the fishery was in decline due to deterioration of the fishing zone and market conditions. The key resource is fish, principally M. lisa. The fishery of interest was used mostly by the immediate community but was embedded within a national,...
09 Aug 2016

Gageoda (Kagodo) Island anchovy fishery, South Korea

Case
Kogodo is an isolated island fishing community located in the Cholla Nam-do Province of Korea.  The resources harvested  are anchovies from the Kagodo anchovy grounds surrounding Kagodo Island as well as seaweed, which is harvested during spring. Boundaries are drawn on technological limitations, as boats can only travel a limited distance offshore. Seaweed grounds are owned collectively and can be accessed by member households. This case was part of the original CPR database developed in the...
09 Aug 2016

Caye Caulker Lobsterfishing

Case
Caye Caulker is a small coral island located 15 miles o the northeastern coast of Belize. Boundaries are drawn based on natural barriers such as the barrier reef, that lies to the east of the Caribbean Sea. The set of individuals who have rights to withdraw from this resource were well-de ned at the time of the study. When the case was documented, the appropriators were attempting to exercise de facto closed access to the lobster fishery. The resource appropriated...
09 Aug 2016

Community coral reef fishery, Muluk village, Karkar Island, Papua New Guinea

Case
The Muluk community coral reef fishery is located on the eastern side of Karkar Island off the northern shores of the Madang Province in Papua New Guinea. Karkar Island is a volcanic island with substantial terrestrial resources. The Muluk community consists of 330 people in 50 households, with just 5% depending on fishing as their primary occupation. The original case authors focus on the socioeconomic factors and context which influence the success of marine protected areas in Papua New...
09 Aug 2016

Community coral reef fishery, Ahus village, Ahus Island, Papua New Guinea

Case
The Ahus village coral reef is located off of the west coast of Manus Island north of Karkar Island and the mainland of Papua New Guinea. Approximately 600 residents live on a small (28 ha), densely populated, low-lying island with few terrestrial resources. A reported 77% of the population depends upon fishing as their primary occupation. The original case authors focus on the socioeconomic factors and context which influence the success of marine protected areas in Papua New Guinea.The case...
09 Aug 2016

Fishing Networks Along Lake Titicaca in Peru and Bolivia

Case
The fishery of Lake Titicaca is located off the shores of Lake Titicaca which encompasses Peru and Bolivia. The original case spans a time period from approximately the mid 1960s to the mid 1990s and catalogues an action situation involving an unknown number of fishermen organized in an unknown number of households in various villages in Peru and Bolivia.  Native and introduced fish are the fugitive resource units. The original case study authors focused on overfishing and institutional...
09 Aug 2016