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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

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

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

Munglori "Turf" (forest territory) Management, India

Case
Munglori is a village in Uttaranchal, India. The resource appropriated from Munglori Turf Management is fodder. There is a system of informal, locally recognized rules which are respected in and across villages and through which the local oak forests are managed. These rules supersede national laws and result in a reasonable level of forest management. Both institutional and geographical factors affect the boundary of the resource. From the standpoint of social-ecological systems analysis...
09 Aug 2016

The Amphoe Choke Chai Water User Association, Isan region, northeastern Thailand

Case
The resource appropriated from A Chaek in Amphoe Choke Chai is water for irrigation. The Lam Pra Plerng Irrigation Project was constructed by Thailand's Royal Irrigation Department, which organized four water user associations (WUAs) in the project area. Each WUA is divided into “chaeks” (a chaek is an area served by a common farm turn-out). One or two common irrigators serve each chaek. The common irrigator is paid by the RID and is responsible for arranging water distribution and maintenance...
09 Aug 2016

System representation template

Case
The system representation template was created to provide the key verbs analysts should utilize when describing the strategic interactions between the elements in the robustness framework (RS, RU, PIP, PI). Verbs followed by (?) are suggested additions to the verb list.
09 Aug 2016

The Kaset Samakee Water User Association, Isan region, northeastern Thailand

Case
The Kaset Samkee water user association is a part of the The Lam Pra Plerng Irrigation Project, constructed by Thailand's Royal Irrigation Department (RID). RID organized four Water User Associations (WUAs) in the project area that are then divided into "chaeks" (a chaek is an area served by a common farm-turn-out). The common irrigator is paid by the RID and is responsible for arranging water distribution and maintenance schedules in the chaek. Farmers in the area of the Kaset Samkee...
09 Aug 2016

Nam Tan Irrigation Project

Case
The Nam Tam watershed is located in the Sainyabuli Province of western Laos. The Nam Tan Irrigation Project dammed the river in the late 1960's and downstream rice agriculture in a 2000 hectare area of the Muong Phieng Valley shifted from an indigenous to bureaucratic irrigation system. Initial success of the Project was attributed to the adaptation of the "water headman," a traditional irrigation leadership role, in the formal structure of the Project.This case was part of the original CPR...
09 Aug 2016

Tanowong Bwasao Irrigation

Case
The case study of Tanowong bwasao irrigation is located in the mountain province of Philippines. The resource appropriated is water for irrigation from Tanowong Traditional Irrigation system. Prior to 1954, the Tanowong people relied on water from two streams to irrigate their rice fields. As the water supply became inadequate to meet their cultivation needs, they decided to dig a 25 kilometer ditch to divert water from a new source, the Bwasao Stream, to their fields. Since the project was...
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

Mathematical Models in Social Ecological Systems

Case
This case is an umbrella to capture a range of models of ecological, social, social-ecological, and other natural systems (e.g. climate).  In addition, there are several models whose main purpose is to demonstrate model visualization features related to a number of famous mathematical models including the Lorenz Model, the discrete logistic, and predator prey models. The Lorenz Model, probably the most famous of all simple models, is the first ever model of a chaotic dynamical system....
09 Aug 2016

The Goulburn Broken Catchment irrigation system, northern Victoria, Australia

Case
The GB catchment covers 2.1 million hectares in the Murray-Darling Basin in Australia. Aboriginal people lived in the catchment for millennia before colonization around 1830.  The upper, mountainous area of the catchment (900 000 ha) is more than 50% forested. The mid catchment (1 million ha) of riverine plains, low slopes and foothills has less than 20% of native vegetation cover remaining, which is highly fragmented, and the rest is used for dryland cropping and grazing. The Shepparton...
09 Aug 2016

Coastal vulnerability to climate change: A comparative study of cases in the UK, France, and South Africa

Case
This case represents the collaborative effort of an international team focused on studying how coastal regions may respond to climate change as part of the Multi-Scale Adaptations to Climate Change and Social-Ecological Sustainability in Coastal Areas (MAGIC) research project funded by a Belmont grant.  The study involved three sites: Cornwall, England; Languedoc-Roussillon, France; and Eden District, South Africa.  The three study sites were selected based on their history of rapidly...
09 Aug 2016