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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: GMSE: an R package for generalised management strategy evaluation
Author(s): Duthie, A Bradley
Cusack, Jeremy J
Jones, Isabel L
Minderman, Jeroen
Nilsen, Erlend B
Pozo, Rocío A
Rakotonarivo, O Sarobidy
Van Moorter, Bram
Bunnefeld, Nils
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Keywords: adaptive management
conservation conflict
ecological modelling
game theory
management strategy evaluation
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2018
Date Deposited: 12-Sep-2018
Citation: Duthie AB, Cusack JJ, Jones IL, Minderman J, Nilsen EB, Pozo RA, Rakotonarivo OS, Van Moorter B & Bunnefeld N (2018) GMSE: an R package for generalised management strategy evaluation. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 9 (12), pp. 2396-2401.
Abstract: 1. Management strategy evaluation (MSE) is a powerful tool for simulating all key aspects of natural resource management under conditions of uncertainty. 2. We present the R package GMSE, which applies genetic algorithms to provide a generalised tool for simulating adaptive decision‐making management scenarios between stakeholders with competing objectives under complex social‐ecological interactions and uncertainty. 3. GMSE models can be agent‐based and spatially explicit, incorporating a high degree of realism through mechanistic modelling of links and feedbacks among stakeholders and with the ecosystem; additionally, user‐defined sub‐models can also be incorporated as functions into the broader GMSE framework. 4. We show how GMSE simulates a social‐ecological system using the example of an adaptively managed waterfowl population on an agricultural landscape; simulated waterfowl exploit agricultural land, causing conflict between conservation interests and the interest of food producers maximising their crop yield. 5. The R package GMSE is open source under GNU Public License; source code and documents are freely available on GitHub.
DOI Link: 10.1111/2041-210x.13091
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