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Adaptation and Sustainability in a Small Arctic Community: Results of an Agent-Based Simulation Model

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dc.contributor.author Berman, Matthew en_US
dc.contributor.author Nicolson, Craig en_US
dc.contributor.author Kofinas, Gary P. en_US
dc.contributor.author Tetlichi, Joe en_US
dc.contributor.author Martin, Stephanie en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:53:00Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:53:00Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-02-24 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-02-24 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/2719
dc.description.abstract "Climate warming and resource development could alter key Arctic ecosystem functions that support fish and wildlife resources harvested by local indigenous communities. A different set of global forces--government policies and tourism markets--increasingly directs local cash economies that communities use to support subsistence activities. Agent-based computational models (ABMs) contribute to an integrated assessment of community sustainability by simulating how people interact with each other and adapt to changing economic and environmental conditions. Relying on research and local knowledge to provide rules and parameters for individual and collective decision making, our ABM generates hypothetical social histories as adaptations to scenario-driven changes in environmental and economic conditions. The model generates projections for wage employment, cash income, subsistence harvests, and demographic change over four decades based on a set of user-defined scenarios for climate change, subsistence resources, development, and government spending. Model outcomes assess how scenarios associated with economic and climate change might affect the local economy, resource harvests, and the well-being of residents for the Western Arctic Canadian community of Old Crow, Yukon. The economic and demographic outcomes suggest implications for less quantifiable social and cultural changes. The model can serve as a discussion tool for a fuller exploration of community sustainability and adaptation issues." en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.subject community participation en_US
dc.subject indigenous knowledge en_US
dc.subject tourism en_US
dc.subject economics en_US
dc.subject agent-based computational economics en_US
dc.subject simulations en_US
dc.subject climate change en_US
dc.title Adaptation and Sustainability in a Small Arctic Community: Results of an Agent-Based Simulation Model en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.coverage.region North America en_US
dc.coverage.country Canada en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.subject.sector Global Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Arctic en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 57 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 4 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth December en_US

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