Governing complex systems - the role of interdependent resources

Ecosystem complexity can entail a number of factors (e.g. spatial dynamics, potential abrupt changes and uncertainties). The main focus of this research project is the aspect of resource interdependencies. Imagine for example a group of fishermen with common access to a fishing ground close to the shore and another smaller group with larger fishing vessels that can also access offshore fishing grounds. The two fish populations are of course interdependent. Within this (or similar) settings, this research project aims to answer questions regarding how resource interdependencies and user asymmetry affect the behaviour of resource users and the implications for management.

The project is being carried out in partnership by Therese Lindahl and researchers at Stockholm Resilience Centre. 

Therese Lindahl


Address: The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics The Royal Swedish Academy of Science Box 50005 SE-104 05 Stockholm Sweden