Public goods and common pool resources
Dealing with public goods and common pool resources
Friday, 20 March2015, 3 pm, IGB
Dealing with public goods and common pool resources is a problem that faces organisms from microbes to human societies, and poses great challenges with reference to global environmental problems like climate change. Much can be learned from how evolution has dealt with such problems, and human societies rely on insurance arrangements, social norms, regulations and laws to avoid tragedies of the commons. As the scale of the ensemble increases, however, cooperation becomes more difficult to achieve. Global environmental management, therefore, will need to develop new approaches, possibly building on modularity and Vincent and Elinor Ostrom’s notions of polycentricity. This lecture will explore various dimensions of this problem.
This lecture is funded by the Princeton-Humboldt-Universität Centre for Reality Mining of Animal-Human Systems and organized by the Division of Integrative Fisheries Management at the Faculty of Life Sciences in cooperation with IRI THESys and the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB).
Lecture Hall of IGB, Müggelseedamm 310, 12587 Berlin-Friedrichshagen