In light of recent technical and methodological advances in participatory modeling of socio-ecological systems, we are examining and evaluating the use of models in different mountain contexts, considering a range of model complexity and “fit for purpose”. We are in the process of developing synthesis modeling tools to identify pathways to sustainability for mountain social-ecological systems.
We held a workshop in Bend, Oregon where we worked to identify conceptual models of mountain social-ecology systems by land use group: pastoral, agro-pastoral, tourism/logging, tourism/recreation, agriculture and non-timber forest products.
Participants in our workshop on modeling social-ecological systems in mountains. Bend, Oregon.
One of the papers that resulted from our workshop.