Bioscience

Communication trumps penalties in new study of social-ecological systems

May 1, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: ScienceDaily] – Research conducted in a computerized microworld by scientists at Arizona State University and Indiana University, including Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom, show how common-pool resources — such as fisheries, forests, water systems or even bandwidth — can be managed effectively by self-organized user groups under certain conditions.

The findings are published April 30 in the journal Science.

For more information: Communication Trumps Penalties in New Study of Social-Ecological Systems