Tuesday 6
Using Fuzzy Logic Cognitive Mapping as a participatory approach to understand structure, dynamics and change in social-ecological systems.
Steven Gray, Stefan Gray, Barry O'Dwyer
› 11:30 - 12:30 (1h)
› JOFFRE C
Using Fuzzy Logic Cognitive Mapping as a participatory approach to understand structure, dynamics and change in social-ecological systems.
Steven Gray  1, *@  , Stefan Gray, Barry O'dwyer, Kasper Kok, Marta Olazabal@
1 : University of Massachusetts Boston  (UMASS)  -  Website
School for the Environment 100 Morrissey Blvd Boston, MA 02125 -  États-Unis
* : Corresponding author

There is a growing interest in, and use of, Fuzzy-Logic Cognitive Mapping (FCM) as a participatory method for understanding the structure and dynamics of social-ecological systems. In recent years, FCM has been employed in a diverse set of contexts ranging from fisheries management to agricultural development, in an effort to generate models of complex systems which are useful for decision-making and to structure environmental problems for scenario development. This increase in popularity is because of FCM's easy-to-use approach and its ability to incorporate a range of individual, community-level and expert knowledge into a common format that is useful for deliberation and policy development. Although there has been an increase in the use of FCM in applied resource management and research, little new information has been generated regarding its strengths and limitations as a participatory method to understand anticipated changes to social-ecological systems under exogenous and endogenous shocks, as a means to capture and compare the different core presumptions and knowledge of environmental stakeholders, or as a way to facilitate explicit discussions about managing systems toward desirable or undesirable state outcomes through collaborative scenario analysis. In this session, we will (1) provide background information about the FCM methodology; (2) review new decision-support and research software tools available; (3) outline recent applications and appropriation of the method through diverse case study examples; and (4) facilitate group discussion about the benefits and limitations of the method for researchers drawing from social-ecological or resilience frameworks.

11:30-11:45 Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping as tool for scenario development. Conceptual added values and practical pitfalls (24994) Kasper Kok, Wageningen University

11:45-12:00 Mental Modeler: Incorporating individual/group stakeholder understanding into natural resource decision-making through a Fuzzy-logic Cognitive Mapping (FCM) software tool (24145) Steven Gray, University of Massachusetts

12:00-12:10 Integrating knowledge on climate change adaptation at the local scale by using Fuzzy-logic Cognitive Mapping as a tool to explore resilience and cope with uncertainty (24165), Stefan Gray, Coastal and Marine Research Centre, Environmental Research Institute

12:10-12:20 A fuzzy modelling approach to resilience and transformation of urban systems (24038) Marta Olazabal, University of Cambridge

12:20-12:30 Using Fuzzy-logic Cognitive Mapping to combine knowledge domains and scales via a web-based climate information platform: the opportunities and challenges of integrating hard scientific data with soft systems models (24167) Barry O'Dwyer, Coastal and Marine Research Centre, Environmental Research Institute



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