Lab experiments for the study of social-ecological systems.

@article{Janssen2010LabEF,
  title={Lab experiments for the study of social-ecological systems.},
  author={Marco A Janssen and Robert Holahan and Allen Lee and Elinor Ostrom},
  journal={Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={328 5978},
  pages={613-7}
}
Governance of social-ecological systems is a major policy problem of the contemporary era. Field studies of fisheries, forests, and pastoral and water resources have identified many variables that influence the outcomes of governance efforts. We introduce an experimental environment that involves spatial and temporal resource dynamics in order to capture these two critical variables identified in field research. Previous behavioral experiments of commons dilemmas have found that people are… CONTINUE READING
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