Case Studies of Social-Ecological Systems

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Electromagnetic Spectrum Allocation: Wireless Networks

Case
Wireless network is a network set up by using radio signal frequency to communicate among computers and other network devices, due to its easy setup feature and no cabling involved, it have become an important tool in the construction of modern society. New emerging technologies allow users to perform more and more complex tasks, driving an increasing mean bandwidth consumption per user. However, a wireless network has limited capacity to provide information transactions, that is, finite...
09 Aug 2016

Farquhar Beach, Clarendon, Jamaica

Case
Farquhar beach is located in Clarendon, Jamaica. The resource appropriated from Farquhar Beach is demersal fish. Fishers use the “first in time, first in right” strategy for determining who has access to choice fishing spots within the grounds. All land and the beach area where fishing takes place is owned by a single owner and fishermen pay a fee for using the beach. The single landowner determines access to the resource by deciding who can live and fish at Farquhar Beach. This case was part...
09 Aug 2016

Felderin Irrigation System

Case
This case was part of the original CPR database developed in the 1980s by Edella Schlager and Shui Yan Tang at Indiana University and may be found under the CPR tab under Institutional Analysis.The resource appropriated from Felderin Irrigation is water for irrigation. The Felderin is one of the three irrigation networks in Torbel, a village in the Swiss Alps. The Felderin is regulated without central authority or official mechanisms for adjudication. Upkeep is provided by a half dozen men...
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

Fishery Robustness Diagram

Case
This case is to illustrate the functionality of the dynamic robustness diagram.  Right now, the descriptions are very limited.  They will become much more detailed as the research continues. 
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

Flooding in Cumbria, England

Case
Flooding in Cumbria - keswick etc
09 Aug 2016

Food exchange networks in ancient agrarian societies, Eastern Mediterranean

Case
This is a diachronic case study emphasizing general properties of agricultural production and exchange over 10,000 years of agricultural production in the Eastern Mediterranean. Emphasis is placed on changing relationships between farmers and the individuals and institutions responsible for maintaining food-exchange networks and ensuring equitable distribution of food in times of subsistence crisis.
09 Aug 2016

FRG Organic Agriculture

Case
Organic agriculture in Germany jointly produces food and biodiversity, among others. The question of this case is how the regulation of the organic farming sector affects its expansion and level of innovation.
11 Mar 2020

Furrow irrigation system of the Marakwet escarpment in Kenya

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

Gageoda (Kagodo) Island myok grounds, South Korea

Case
This case was part of the original CPR database developed in the 1980s by Edella Schlager and Shui Yan Tang at Indiana University. Seaweed is the resource appropriated from the Kagodo myok grounds. It is harvested from the area surrounding the isolated island of Kagodo, off the southwest coast of Korea. The people collectively own the seaweed grounds and one member from each household can access the grounds. The author discusses three fishing villages and the differences among them in the...
09 Aug 2016

Gahavälla Beach Seine Fishing, Sri Lanka

Case
The original case author uses pseudonyms for both names and places in their study. Gahavälla, a Sinhalese fishing village is located in the Southern Province in Sri Lanka. The original case, which spans from 1970-1971, catalogues approximately 180 farmers; the resource unit is predominantly inshore fish (sardines, anchovies, squid, rockfish, and spanish mackerel).  This case study is part of the original Common-Pool Resource (CPR) database. A summary of the original CPR coding conducted in the...
09 Aug 2016

Gambhira cooperative farming society, India

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

Ghatta Muhan Ku Kulo (Tarali Ku Kulo), Thamalangtar Dhap Village Panchayat, Sindhupalchok District, Nepal

Case
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