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Ecology and the Tragedy of the Commons

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dc.contributor.author Roopnarine, Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-27T19:24:36Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-27T19:24:36Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8766
dc.description.abstract "This paper develops mathematical models of the tragedy of the commons analogous to ecological models of resource consumption. Tragedies differ fundamentally from predator-prey relationships in nature because human consumers of a resource are rarely controlled solely by that resource. Tragedies do occur, however, at the level of the ecosystem, where multiple species interactions are involved. Human resource systems are converging rapidly toward ecosystem-type systems as the number of exploited resources increase, raising the probability of system-wide tragedies in the human world. Nevertheless, common interests exclusive of exploited commons provide feasible options for avoiding tragedy in a converged world." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject tragedy of the commons en_US
dc.subject ecosystems en_US
dc.subject ecology--models en_US
dc.subject mathematics--models en_US
dc.title Ecology and the Tragedy of the Commons en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Sustainability en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 5 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 749-773 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth February en_US

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