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Majha Ko Kulo (b), 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

Majha Ko Kulo (d), Baguwa, Sikharpur 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

Malthusian Population Growth and Crisis in Pre-Industrial Agrarian Societies

Model
Most models of Malthusian population dynamics specify logistic growth to a carrying capacity, but the historical record of agrarian societies strongly suggests that repeated cycles of overshoot and collapse (so-called "Malthusian crises") are endogenous to population dynamics (see Nefedov, 2013 for details and citations). In this model, Nefedov (2013) explicitly models harvest surplus production as the carrying capacity of an agricultural population. When population pressure drives the...
01 Oct 2016

Maritime Extractive Reserve (MER) and Traditional Beach Seining in Arraial do Cabo, Brazil

Case
The Arraial do Cabo Marine Extractive Reserve (MER) and fishing community is located on a cape that extends approximately 40 km into the ocean about 164 km east of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The MER encompasses a total marine area of approximately 57 ha which is utilized by seiners/fishermen from four different beaches.  The case study involves a time period which predates the 1960s and ends approximately in the early 2000s and draws on informal and semi-structured interviews with seiners...
09 Aug 2016

Measuring Riparian Width

Model
This model is a modification of an older model by Camporeale and Ridolfi (2006) that studied the influence of river flow variability on the distribution of biomass of riparian vegetation. The new and modified model defines an upper or hillside bound of riparian vegetation, in addition to the lower bound defined in the older model, and thus clearly delineate riparian width. The assumptions made in the model include:(1) Only one species is considered, thus ignoring interspecific dynamics. (2...
30 Nov 2017

New Kingdom Egyptian Agriculture

Case
Situated in the Nile Valley from Aswan to the Mediterranean, New Kingdom Egypt (c.1550-1050 B.C.) had an agrarian economy - almost entirely dependent on agriculture for subsistence. Because the climate was too dry for rain-fed farming, all agriculture was restricted to the narrow Nile Valley floodplain. However, due to spatio-temporal fluctuations in Nile flood levels, the amount of water (and thus arable land) in New Kingdom Egypt could also fluctuate greatly. In order to mitigate the risks...
09 Aug 2016

Newfoundland Inshore Cod Trap Fisheries, Canada

Case
The inshore cod trap fisheries discussed in this case are primarily located along the eastern and north shores of Newfoundland, Canada, encompassing an unknown geographical area.  The case study discusses the development of community-based institutions over time and then compares this with larger scale policy development for offshore fishing and economic development which lead to the demise of the community-based inshore fishery institutions after 1960.   This case is detailed in Chapter 14 of...
09 Aug 2016

NGO-facilitated community irrigation system in Kasungu district, Malawi

Case
The exact location of the Malawi irrigation system is undisclosed due to anonymity concerns.  However, it is generally located in the administrative district of Kasungu in central Malawi and encompasses an unknown geographical area.  The case study involves a snapshot in time from approximately 2001/2002 to 2007 and catalogues an action situation involving seven villages organized in an unknown number of households.  The villagers initially farmed their fields independently until a non-...
09 Aug 2016

Nyamaropa Communal Area, Nyanga District, Zimbabwe

Case
The Nyamaropa communal area encompasses a total of five villages located in the Nyanga District in Zimbabwe.  Beyond individual homestead plots and fields, the communities have access rights to an unspecified acreage of grazing/woodland commons that consist of miombo woodlands on mountain and hill slopes and Terminalia-Combretum vegetation in the lowlands.  The time period examined involves a snapshot in time in approximately the late 1990s and is based on the author’s personal observations,...
09 Aug 2016

Open Access Publishing

Case
Open access publishing is located on the world wide web, accessible anywhere where there is both internet access and a capable computer. Open access publishing is directly related to the digital knowledge commons, which started with the advent of the Internet around the 1950s and spans into present day and catalogues an action situation of over 3 billion people who have active access to the internet. The resource unit is peer-reviewed scholarly information or “high quality” information. The...
09 Aug 2016

Overlapping institutions and their impact in the conservation of the Orinoco River Strategic Ecosystems

Case
Sustainability
11 Mar 2020

Oyster communities, Florida, USA

Case
The Florida oyster fishing communities are located on the Florida “panhandle” with approximately 300 kilometers of coastline on the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The case study states that this is an open-access fishery but includes a limited amount of historic data on the development of community based norms and institutions for managing the fishery over time and compares them to those used in the Louisiana oyster fishing community (see related cases below). No information is provided...
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

Participatory Budgeting in Porto Alegre, Brazil

Case
This case was originally researched and compiled for the SES Library by Matt Cohen in 2013 for the Arizona State University course SOS 591: Applied Robustness Analysis in Social Ecological Systems. The resource appropriated is the city's municipal budget.  Local laws enable a participatory process in which citizens influence budget allocations through collaborative deliberation.  Citizens holding neighborhood-scale interests deliberate on allocations of the city-wide budget, a finite resource...
09 Aug 2016

Pastoral property rights in Azerbaijan

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rights for pasture access, use and managementy by mobile pastoralists in Azerbaijan
11 Mar 2020