Understanding social-ecological systems through best practices in participatory modeling
Contributed session - Approaches and methods for understanding social-ecological system dynamics
Room 33 (30)
11:30 - 13:00
Laura Schmitt Olabisi
The popularity of participatory modeling (PM) has grown in recent years with the acknowledgement that the inclusion of stakeholders and a variety of scientific perspectives are required to improve our understanding of the complexity of social-ecological systems. However, there are still questions about how different software tools common to PM can be used to facilitate learning among diverse groups and which approaches are more or less suitable given the nature of a community or issue. We suggest a “4P framework” for the field of PM and provide an overview of a range of tools available for socio-environmental modeling with stakeholders.
Pierre Bommel1, 2, Marie-Paule Bonnet 4, 5, Grégoire Leclerc 1, Emilie Coudel 1, 3, Christophe Le Page 1
1 CIRAD, Green Research Unit, Montpellier, France, 2 UCR Universidad de Costa Rica, Cieda, San José, Costa Rica, 3 Universidade de Brasilia, Centro de Desenvolvimento Sustentável, Brasilia, Brazil, 4 IRD, UMR ESPACE-DEV, Montpellier, France, 5 LMI OCE "Observatoire des changements environnementaux", UNB, Brasilia, Brazil