Managing Complex Commons (Lagoons, Protected Areas, Wetlands, Mountain Areas, Rangelands, Coastal Commons)

This sub-theme may cover topics such as:

  • Improving understanding of the multi-functionality nature of the Commons. What are the parameters to determine the domains, size and interdependency such that the comprehensive nature is captured; and yet interventions do not compromise the character of the Commons. 
  • Design, features and characteristics of institutional forms designed to manage complex and multiple functions, use-regimes and users; their advantages and limitations
  • To what extent can Game Theory and Systems Dynamics offer insights for management of multi-functional and complex Commons? Can they advance a better understanding of coupled social and natural systems?
  • What type of institutional and policy changes might be required for managing multi-functional Commons at different scales: local, regional and international?