Generalising from SES fishery cases.

Using agent-based modelling towards case-sensitive understanding of SES.

Project aim. Understanding and thereby support small-scale fisheries (management) by comparing and synthesising case studies.
Approach. ABM model that can reflect multiple (now 2)  fisheries cases to be able to explore the role of factors and potential interventions.  To incorporate the representation of the processes (mechanisms) leading to overexploitation of marine resources and changing livelihood of connected actors is enables to understanding cases by comparison, support more general knowledge by exploring impact of factors by distinguishing between case-specific and case-sensitive factors that apply in similar other cases as well as explore the role of important factors, structures and policies.

Keywords: Agent-based modelling | small-scale fisheries | fisher-trader relations | Zanzibar | Philippines | Kenia | Mexico
People: Nanda Wijermans in collaboration with Elizabeth Drury O’Neil, Tim Daw and Maja Schlüter
Methods: Agent-based modelling
Funding: GRAID
More info: project is in its initial stage