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Cover for Decision support for sustainable forestry: enhancing the basic rational model.

Decision-support systems (DSS) have been extensively used in the management of natural resources for nearly two decades. However, practical difficulties with the application of DSS in real-world situations have become increasingly apparent. Complexities of decision making, encountered in the...

Author(s)
Ekbia, H. R.; Reynolds, K. M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931742)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Productivity enhancement and natural resource management.

This chapter presents conceptual frameworks to analyse agriculture-related natural resource management research (NRMR) projects and their impacts. The first part of the chapter presents an overview of adoption processes and their impacts, and is followed by an introduction of several modelling...

Author(s)
Zilberman, D.; Waibel, H.
ISBN
2007 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845932831)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bioeconomic modelling for natural resource management impact assessment.

This chapter discusses various bioeconomic modelling approaches and methods that can be used to simultaneously evaluate the economic and environmental (sustainability) impacts of natural resource management technologies and policies (in agriculture) in the rural areas of developing countries. A...

Author(s)
Holden, S. T.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessing the economic and environmental impacts of conservation technologies: a farm-level bioeconomic modelling approach.

This chapter illustrates how a multiperiod bioeconomic household-level model, in which changes in resource quality have feedback effects on future land productivity, can be used to explore the economic and environmental impacts of natural resource management technologies and policies. This model is ...

Author(s)
Shiferaw, B.; Holden, S. T.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessing the impacts of natural resource management policy interventions with a village general equilibrium model.

This chapter demonstrates how a village bioeconomic computable general equilibrium (CGE) model can be used to evaluate the impacts of alternative natural resource management (NRM) policy interventions. In particular, the welfare and environmental impacts of input and output taxes and subsidies for...

Author(s)
Holden, S. T.; Lofgren, H.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998282)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessing the performance of natural resource systems.

The importance of bounding the problem of assessing the performance of natural resource management and preparing a conceptual model of the system (as applied to Zimbabwe) is highlighted. We suggest that the capital assets approach to livelihoods may be an appropriate organizing principle for the...

Author(s)
Campbell, B. M.; Sayer, J. A.; Frost, P.; Vermeulen, S.; Ruiz Pérez, M.; Cunningham, A.; Prabhu, R.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997315)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Developing a consultative Bayesian model for integrated management of aquatic resources: an inland coastal zone case study.

This chapter presents the methodological aspects of the development of a decision support system based on Bayesian networks that aims to assist in the management of water-dependent resources (rice, fish, shrimp and crab). The principles of Bayesian networks are introduced, then the steps of the...

Author(s)
Baran, E.; Jantunen, T.; Chheng, P.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931070)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for The application of forest zoning as an alternative to multiple-use forestry.

Sustainable forest management can take many forms. Early applications of the multiple-use concept suggested that a stand of trees might satisfy many or even all the requirements expected of a forest. While this idea has been largely abandoned, it is possible that well-planned forested landscapes...

Author(s)
Nitschke, C. R.; Innes, J. L.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990026)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessing social impacts of resource based recreation and tourism.

The current status of impacts research in resource based recreation and tourism is detailed. Based on the historical development of this research area, five trends, related to: analysis of quantitative impacts, use of case study methods, lack of longitudinal research, focus on internal aspects of...

Author(s)
Stokowski, P. A.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994031)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Adapting science to adaptive managers: spidergrams, belief models, and multi-agent systems modeling.

Two case studies are presented in which models were used as focal tools in problems associated with common-pool resource management in developing countries. In the first case study, based in Zimbabwe, Bayesian or Belief Networks were used in a project designed to enhance the adaptive management...

Author(s)
Lynam, T.; Bousquet, F.; Page, C. le; d'Aquino, P.; Barreteau, O.; Chinembiri, F.; Mombeshora, B.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997315)
Type
Book chapter

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