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Simulating the Dynamics of Subsistence Fishing Communities: REEFGAME as a Learning and Data-Gathering Computer-Assisted Role-Play Game

Cleland, Deborah; Dray, Anne; Perez, Pascal; Cruz-Trinidad, Annabelle; Geronimo, Rollan

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REEFGAME is a computer-assisted role-playing game that explores the interactions among management strategies, livelihood options, and ecological degradation in subsistence fishing communities. The tool has been successfully used in the Philippines and a variety of student workshops. In the field, REEFGAME operated as a two-way learning tool, helping local fishers better understand their collective impacts on the marine ecosystem and providing researchers with insights into fisher livelihood...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorCleland, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorDray, Anne
dc.contributor.authorPerez, Pascal
dc.contributor.authorCruz-Trinidad, Annabelle
dc.contributor.authorGeronimo, Rollan
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:59:36Z
dc.identifier.issn1056-8781
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/61161
dc.description.abstractREEFGAME is a computer-assisted role-playing game that explores the interactions among management strategies, livelihood options, and ecological degradation in subsistence fishing communities. The tool has been successfully used in the Philippines and a variety of student workshops. In the field, REEFGAME operated as a two-way learning tool, helping local fishers better understand their collective impacts on the marine ecosystem and providing researchers with insights into fisher livelihood strategies. This demonstrates the game's ability to serve as powerful springboard for social learning and discussion among stakeholders, while providing useful scientific insights into decision-making processes. Although not specifically designed for the purpose, REEFGAME has also been used in the university setting to facilitate student engagement and demonstrate a range of social and ecological concepts.
dc.publisherSage Publications Inc
dc.sourceSimulation and Gaming
dc.subject"real-life" conditions
dc.subjectagent-based modeling
dc.subjectalternative livelihoods
dc.subjectboard games
dc.subjectcash economy
dc.subjectcommons
dc.subjectcomputer-assisted simulation
dc.subjectcoral reefs
dc.subjectdebriefing
dc.subjectdebt relationships
dc.subjectdecision-making processes
dc.subjectdecision-support tools
dc.titleSimulating the Dynamics of Subsistence Fishing Communities: REEFGAME as a Learning and Data-Gathering Computer-Assisted Role-Play Game
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume43
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor080110 - Simulation and Modelling
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4279067xPUB591
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationCleland, Deborah, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationDray, Anne, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationPerez, Pascal, CSIRO
local.contributor.affiliationCruz-Trinidad, Annabelle, Conservation International
local.contributor.affiliationGeronimo, Rollan, Conservation International
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage102
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage117
local.identifier.doi10.1177/1046878110380890
local.identifier.absseo969999 - Environment not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T10:52:07Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84857842081
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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